Emergency Department CPT Procedure Coding


This course is designed to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to accurately code and document medical procedures commonly performed in the emergency department setting. This comprehensive course covers a range of frequently reported CPT codes from the surgical section of the CPT manual, focusing on procedures such as incision and drainage, nail procedures, laceration repairs, burn treatments, splinting/casting, closed fracture reduction, foreign body removal, and the proper use of modifiers. Through detailed lessons and practical guidance, students will gain a deep understanding of the coding processes and facility guidelines unique to emergency department records, ensuring they can effectively translate complex medical procedures into accurate and compliant CPT codes.

Included Lessons:

  • Introduction
  • Incision and Drainage/Foreign Body Removal 10040-10180
  • Nail Procedures 11719-11765
  • Laceration Repairs 12001 - 16036
  • Burn Treatments 16000 - 16036
  • Splints and Casting 29000-29799
  • Closed Fracture Reduction
  • Foreign Body Removal from the Ear 69200-69210
  • Suture Removal Codes
  • Modifier Use
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Key Takeaways

  • Mastery of CPT Coding: Graduates will achieve a high level of proficiency in assigning CPT codes, with a comprehensive understanding of the coding principles and guidelines governing procedures performed in the emergency department.
  • Comprehensive Surgical Procedure Knowledge: Coders will acquire in-depth expertise in coding a wide spectrum of surgical procedures commonly encountered in the emergency setting, including incision and drainage, nail procedures, laceration repairs, burn treatments, splinting/casting, closed fracture reduction, and foreign body removal.
  • Effective Modifier Application: The course will thoroughly cover the strategic use of modifiers, empowering coders to apply them correctly in various scenarios to ensure precise code selection and compliance with coding regulations.
  • Facility-Specific Coding: Coders will navigate the intricacies of facility-specific coding guidelines, gaining the ability to differentiate between facility and physician coding rules while ensuring alignment with emergency department record requirements.
  • Documentation Excellence: Participants will sharpen their documentation skills, enabling them to extract critical information from medical records effectively. This skill will support accurate coding and enhance communication between coding professionals and healthcare providers.
  • In-Depth Compliance Knowledge: Coders will develop a deep understanding of compliance obligations, ensuring they adhere to industry standards, regulations, and legal requirements specific to emergency department coding practices.
  • Specialized Emergency Department Expertise: Graduates will emerge with specialized expertise in emergency department coding, equipping them with the unique skill set demanded by healthcare organizations seeking proficient coders for emergency care scenarios.

Benefits of Taking this Course

  • Enhanced Efficiency in CPT Coding
  • Career Advancement
  • Error Reduction
  • Specialized Expertise 
  • Coding Challenge Confidence
  • Increased Accuracy


How will this course help me understand and apply facility-specific coding guidelines unique to emergency departments?
The course will provide in-depth insights into facility-specific coding guidelines relevant to emergency department records. You will learn how to interpret and apply these guidelines effectively, ensuring accurate code selection and compliance with emergency department coding requirements.
Will I receive detailed guidance on the strategic use of modifiers specific to emergency department coding?

Absolutely. The course will provide comprehensive guidance on the strategic use of modifiers in the context of emergency department coding. You will learn when and how to apply modifiers correctly to accurately represent the unique circumstances of emergency department procedures.

Which specific CPT codes and procedures will I learn to code in this course?

In this course, you will become proficient in coding a range of emergency department procedures, including incision and drainage, nail procedures, laceration repairs, burn treatments, splinting/casting, closed fracture reduction, foreign body removal, and the proper use of modifiers. These codes and procedures are commonly reported in emergency department records.

About our Medical Coding Courses

HIAlearn, powered by Health Information Associates (HIA)—a leader in medical coding and auditing for more than three decades—offers a comprehensive online education platform for medical coders. With a catalog of over 200 medical coding courses accepted by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a selection approved by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), HIAlearn caters to both beginners and experienced medical coders seeking to enhance their skills. The platform provides an array of training plans tailored to meet individual learning needs, from mastering challenging coding procedures to understanding broad conceptual frameworks within the coding world. Courses are available across various coding types including CPTE/M, ICD-10-CMICD-10-PCS, and are designed to cater to different coder levels and coding specialties such as inpatientoutpatientprofee, and CDI. Additionally, HIAlearn offers a Coding Updates bundle to ensure coders are up-to-date with the annual changes in ICD-10-CMICD-10-PCSCPT, and IPPS. Beyond individual learning, HIAlearn supports organizations with group discounts, promoting enhanced coding accuracy, efficiency, and compliance across teams. 

Disclaimer: This course is not for individual sale. Purchase the CPT Coding Training Plan below and get access to 46 total CEUs. 

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