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Medical Coding Fundamentals

This course was designed to help train you in real-world medical coding job skills in less than 30 hours. Learn how to use the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System, (HCPCS), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, correctly identify medical procedures and services claims, effectively use modifiers with HCPCS and CPT codes and much more!

Skills you'll learn:

  • Utilize the ICD-10(-CM) manual when given patient medical information to assign the correct codes for claims purposes

  • Utilize the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code books to correctly assign the code for the medical procedure or service as documented in the medical record

  • Apply codes from the two levels of HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) codes and correctly identify medical procedures or services claims to government (Medicare/Medicaid) or other payers that take HCPCS codes

  • Identify how and when to add modifiers with HCPCS and CPT codes

Key topics:

  • Utilize Modifiers Manual to assign correct codes

  • Utilize the ICD-10 Manual to assign correct codes

  • Utilize the CPT Manual Manual to assign correct codes

  • Utilize the HCPCS Manual to assign correct codes

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What's included in this course:

  • Self-paced, 100% online
  • 4 job-ready skills
  • No books or materials needed
  • Finish course in approx. 30 hrs
  • Access to course for 1 year
  • Certificate of completion
  • 7-day satisfaction guarantee

Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam prep

This course can be purchased individually or as part of the Medical Billing and Coding Track that can help you prepare for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist exam.

Course outline

  • Course Introduction
    • Getting Started
    • Course Welcome
  • Module 1: ICD-10 Manual and Codes
    • Introduction to the ICD-10 Manual
    • ICD-10 Basics, Format, and Code Retrieval
    • Training and Guidelines for ICD-10 Manual Use
    • ICD-10 Manual and Codes Key Terms
    • ICD-10 Manual and Codes Knowledge Check
    • ICD-10 Manual and Codes Skills Assessment
  • Module 2: CPT Manual and Codes
    • Introduction to the CPT Manual
    • CPT Basics and Usage
    • Training and Guidelines for CPT Manual Use
    • CPT Manual and Codes Key Terms
    • CPT Manual and Codes Knowledge Check
    • CPT Manual and Codes Skills Assessment
  • Module 3: HCPCS Manual and Codes
    • Introduction to the HCPCS Manual
    • HCPCS Coding for Beginners
    • Coding Procedures and Guidelines for HCPCS Manual Use
    • HCPCS Manual and Codes Key Terms
    • HCPCS Manual and Codes Knowledge Check
    • HCPCS Manual and Codes Skills Assessment
  • Module 4: Modifiers for CPT and HCPCS Codes
    • Introduction to CPT and HCPCS Code Modifiers
    • Identifying CPT and HCPCS Code Modifiers
    • Procedures for CPT and HCPCS Code Modifiers
    • CPT and HCPCS Code Modifiers Key Terms
    • CPT and HCPCS Code Modifiers Knowledge Check
    • CPT and HCPCS Code Modifiers Skills Assessment
  • Course Conclusion
    • Course Wrap Up

Tools and resources you can access after purchasing:

  • Abbreviation/Acronym Cheat Sheet

    A PDF that includes a handy list of common abbreviations and acronyms used in medical billing and coding.

  • Dos and Don’ts of Medical Billing and Coding

    A PDF that includes some helpful tips about what to do and what not to do in relation to medical billing and coding.

  • Medical Billing and Coding Tip Sheet

    A PDF that includes quick steps for ICD-10 and CPT coding, as well as a list of some commonly used codes.


Showcase your achievement

Share your Certificate of Completion and Professional Development Badge by uploading them to your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn®¹ , when you’ve successfully completed your course with a score of 85% or higher.

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Frequently asked questions

The Medical Coding Fundamentals professional development course might be the right course for you if you have in interest in learning how to use the ICD-10(-CM) manual and could also help you grow your career in the non-clinical healthcare field.

Purchasing our Medical Coding Fundamentals course is a great first step in growing your medical coding job skills. You should purchase this course if you're interested in learning Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, correctly identifying medical procedures and service claims.

Everyone is welcome to take our Medical Coding Fundamentals course. No application is necessary.

Does this Medical Coding Fundamentals professional development course have any prerequisites? All skills and levels are welcome to take our Medical Coding Fundamentals course. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Medical Coding Fundamentals has four modules comprised of subjects like “applying codes from the HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System).” Each module has a knowledge check and brief assessment to validate your skills. You can expect the course to take about 30 hours, and all courses are 100% online and self-paced.

$149.99 with a 7-Day Satisfaction Guarantee or your money back.

Course

A course covers one subject and an average of 4 job-ready skills. Select courses help prepare you to test for one industry certification exam.

Track

A track is a collection of our courses at a discounted price. All tracks help prepare you to test for at least one industry certification exam.

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