Coding Training Plans
Coding Course Training Plans
We have gathered up our most popular courses into bundled training plans. We offer course packages specific to code type - ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and Evaluation and Management, as well as by popular diagnoses, procedures, and body systems.
ICD-10-CM Training Plan
CPT Training Plan
CPT codes are used to describe tests, surgeries, evaluations, and any other medical procedure performed by a healthcare provider on a patient. This comprehensive medical coding course package delves deep into advanced CPT coding, equipping learners with the expertise needed to accurately document and bill for a wide range of medical procedures. From intricate surgeries like cardiac catheterization and spinal fusion to specialized interventions like neurostimulation and Y90 radioembolization, this course covers a diverse array of medical coding scenarios. With detailed modules on anatomy, terminology, code reporting, and associated edits, participants will gain a thorough understanding of CPT coding principles, ensuring precision in healthcare billing and compliance with industry standards.
Respiratory Diagnoses Training Plan
This comprehensive medical coding training plan, delves deeply into the intricate world of respiratory diseases, with a primary focus on pneumonia and respiratory failure. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the connections between these conditions and other respiratory issues such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, and lung cancer. The program provides an extensive exploration of various pneumonia types, their clinical indicators, and effective diagnostic methods and treatments. Moreover, coders will master official coding guidelines and sequencing practices while also learning how to navigate common coding challenges associated with respiratory diagnoses.
OB Diagnosis, Secondary and Procedural Coding Training Plan
This comprehensive medical coding Training Plan equips coders with the essential skills and knowledge needed to navigate the intricacies of obstetric and pregnancy-related coding. Participants will gain expertise in selecting the correct principal diagnosis for obstetric cases, distinguishing between "labor and delivery complicated by" and "pregnancy complicated by" scenarios, and accurately reporting procedure codes for various obstetrical procedures. The course package also covers deciphering the proper use of 7th characters in cases involving antepartum, delivery, and postpartum conditions, as well as assigning codes for cord entanglement and Group B strep. Additionally, participants will learn about the Global OB package, understanding its components, inclusions, exclusions, and billing procedures. With the evolving complexity of coding in the realm of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium, this course offers invaluable expertise to ensure accurate and compliant medical coding practices.
Secondary Diagnosis Coding Training Plan
This comprehensive training plan equips medical coders with essential knowledge and skills in secondary diagnosis coding, vital for outpatient settings including emergency departments, clinics, ancillary services, and outpatient surgeries. Participants will gain proficiency in adhering to official coding guidelines, discerning when to report secondary diagnosis codes as per UHDDS criteria, and understanding the nuanced requirements for outpatient coding. The training plan also delves into the invaluable insights offered by the AHA Coding Clinic, Third Quarter, 2021, providing real-world examples and expert guidance. With a focus on precision and compliance, this training plan ensures coders are well-prepared to accurately document and report secondary diagnoses in outpatient encounters, optimizing patient care and healthcare record integrity.
Ortho ICD-10-PCS Training Plan
Unlock the world of Orthopedic ICD-10-PCS coding with our comprehensive Training Plan. Dive into the intricacies of diagnosing fractures and bone injuries, learn to navigate the complexities of clubfoot repair procedures, and master the art of coding for hip and knee replacements, including revisions and intramedullary rod or nail insertions. Explore the Nuss and Ravitch procedures for correcting pectus evacatum, gain insights into toe amputation procedures, and understand the critical distinction between toe and foot body part values. With a focus on anatomy, clinical nuances, and technical components, this course package equips coders with the knowledge and skills to accurately assign ICD-10-PCS codes for various orthopedic procedures. Official guidelines for coding and reporting will also be reviewed, ensuring precision in your coding endeavors.
Cardio ICD-10-PCS Training Plan
This comprehensive medical coding Training Plan, offers a deep dive into the intricate world of cardiovascular procedures in ICD-10-PCS coding. It equips learners with the expertise needed to accurately assign codes for a wide range of cardiac interventions, from cardiac catheterization to congenital heart defect repairs, pacemaker procedures, and more. Through detailed explanations, visual aids like photos and videos, and discussions on relevant OCG (Official Coding Guidelines), participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, clinical aspects, and technical components of these procedures, ensuring precise code assignment. Whether deciphering complex coronary artery bifurcations or navigating intricate cardiac surgeries, this training plan provides the essential knowledge and skills for accurate cardiovascular coding in the ever-evolving healthcare landscape.
Interventional Radiology Training Plan
Interventional radiology (IR) coding is often regarded as one of the most challenging areas in the medical coding field, primarily due to its detailed and intricate nature. The complexity of IR coding arises from the need to accurately represent a wide range of specialized and advanced medical procedures. However, the apprehension associated with IR coding can be significantly reduced once coders acquire a fundamental understanding of how IR codes are structured and designed. A structured training plan is essential in this context, as it allows coders to gradually build their knowledge, starting from basic concepts and moving towards understanding the nuances of more complex procedures. Such a training approach not only enhances the coder's comfort level with IR coding but also contributes to their overall proficiency and accuracy in this specialized coding domain.
Bariatric Surgery Coding in ICD-10-PCS Training Plan
In this training plan, a meticulous review of various types of bariatric surgeries aimed at treating morbid obesity will be conducted. The curriculum encompasses detailed descriptions and vivid photographs of each initial and revision procedure, facilitating a deeper understanding for coders on how these surgeries, including gastric bypass, are performed. Supplementing the descriptions, operative notes are utilized to enrich the learning experience, allowing for the accurate assignment of the appropriate ICD-10-PCS codes. In addition to the initial surgeries, the course also extensively covers revision surgeries, incorporating a range of descriptive materials such as photos and videos, thus ensuring coders grasp the nuanced intricacies involved in each procedure.
Congenital Disorders, with Focus on Congenital Heart Procedures Training Plan
This training plan focuses on congenital heart disorders, with an emphasis on mastering the ICD codes relevant to various heart failures and understanding the intricate guidelines and clinics that inform coding practices. The curriculum covers clinical aspects such as symptomology and treatment, alongside procedural nuances, focusing on conditions like Pulmonary Artery Stenosis and Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), as well as complex cases like Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Detailed instruction is provided on choosing accurate procedure codes, differentiating between current and historical diagnosis codes, and coding specialized procedures like the Bi-directional Glenn procedure.
ICD-10-PCS Training Plan
Profee/Evaluation and Management Training Plan
Professional fee, or Profee, refers to coding and billing the physician side of a patient encounter. Profee coding covers the work performed by the provider and the reimbursement they will receive for the medical services performed. Evaluation and management codes, often referred to as E&M codes, E/M codes or E and M codes coding involves use of CPT codes ranging from 99202 to 99499. This training plan goes in-depth with advanced Profee and E/M coding.
Respiratory Procedures Training Plan
This training plan focuses on common respiratory procedures in CPT and ICD-10-PCS. A description of how each procedure is done helps the coder understand anatomy, clinical and technical components and how to assign the correct codes. NCCI edits that impact the reporting of the respiratory CPT codes are included and discussed.
Spinal Fusion Training Plan
This training plan will go over the most common causes of spinal surgery/fusions. If coders do not know what the diagnoses are it will be very difficult to know what to report for both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. There are multiple Coding Clinics available with guidance for both diagnoses and procedure reporting. Coders will walk away with a much better understanding of spinal fusion and the associated procedures.
Principal Diagnosis Coding Training Plan
Coders are familiar with coding guidelines that provide instructions to ensure coding and reporting is accurate and consistent. However, sometimes choosing the principal diagnosis can be challenging even with knowledge of the coding guidelines. In this course the selection of principal diagnosis is discussed in depth. Various courses address various problematic areas of principal diagnosis selection. One course has practice scenarios in which the coder tests their knowledge of principal diagnosis selection.
Ortho CPT Training Plan
This training plan focuses on common orthopedic procedures in CPT such as bunion, knee, shoulder and spinal fusion procedures. A description of how each procedure is done helps the coder understand anatomy, clinical and technical components and how to assign the correct codes. NCCI edits that impact the reporting of these CPT codes are included and discussed.
Cardio CPT Training Plan
This training plan focuses on common cardiovascular procedures in CPT such as cardiac catheterization, EPS ablations, AAA endografts, pacemaker and defibrillator procedures. A description of how each procedure is done helps the coder understand anatomy, clinical and technical components and how to assign the correct codes. Photos and videos also help in understanding these procedures. NCCI edits that impact the reporting of these CPT codes are included and discussed.
External Cause Coding in ICD-10-CM Training Plan
In this training plan, coders get a comprehensive education in external cause coding, covering the fundamentals such as indexing, tabular references, and various external cause types, including a detailed exploration of the "IPAS" framework. Once the foundational course is completed, coders are well-prepared to tackle more specialized areas, such as indexing transport accident external cause codes, ensuring accurate selections. The series also clarifies the distinction between external cause complications and misadventures or adverse incidents, using practical examples to solidify these concepts. Collectively, these courses provide coders with a comprehensive and structured approach to mastering external cause coding, from basics to specialized topics, enhancing their proficiency in this critical field.
Myocardial Infarction Coding Training Plan
In this training plan, coders get an in-depth exploration of myocardial infarction, covering its pathophysiology and classification based on the 2007 standardized definition. It places significant focus on diagnostic tools for accurate identification and discusses treatment options. Additionally, the training plan emphasizes the coding changes for myocardial infarction using ICD-10-CM, along with the review of relevant guidelines and Coding Clinics.