Medical Billing and Coding Courses

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We provide both online courses and on-site classes – We are approved and accredited with AAPC

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Deciding which medical coding course is best for you

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You require a flexible learning schedule

Classes Available Online

Medical Coding Courses

Certified Professional Coder – Accredited Program
CPC ONLINE

Certified Outpatient Coder – Accredited Program
COC ONLINE

Specialty Courses

Certified Evaluation & Management Coder
CEMC® ONLINE

Classroom medical coding course
You require attending class on specific days

Classes Available On-Campus

Medical Coding Courses

Certified Professional Coder – Accredited Program
CPC ON-CAMPUS

Certified Outpatient Coder – Accredited Program
COC ON-CAMPUS

Specialty Courses

Certified Evaluation & Management Coder
CEMC® ON-CAMPUS

Certified Professional Coder medical coding course

INFORMATION ON "CPC" CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER MEDICAL CODING COURSE

Everything you need to know:

Prerequisite

There is no prerequisite. This is perfect for individuals who are new to medical billing and also for those who have experience in medical billing and coding. An instructor is assigned to each student knowing where you are at time of registration to support you. 

Orientation/Registration

 Students must complete orientation/registration requirements in order to be considered an enrolled student. If a student is unable to attend the formal orientation/registration he/she must meet with their Instructor prior to the first day of class. To schedule an appointment with your Instructor please contact Beth at beth@advancedcodingservices.com or 602-469-1193. 

 

20 Week CPC Online Course Description 

Week One – Medical Coding and Compliance
Medical coding terminology and issues are introduced, including the meaning and importance of a compliance program in a medical setting. The significance of accuracy, ethics, and continuing education are emphasized.

Week Two – Anatomy, Medical Terminology, Documentation and Coding Guidelines
Basic human anatomy is provided and reviewed. The meanings of medical and surgical terms are reviewed and how they are broken down for interpretation. Accurate documentation of procedures and services is paramount for coding and reimbursement. In this chapter, students will be introduced to the rules and guidelines necessary.

Week Three – ICD-10-CM Part I
Diagnostic coding through medical necessity, coding guidelines, and how-to steps are presented along with coding conventions, coding tips, and understanding ICD-10-CM Volumes 1 and 2.

Week Four – ICD-10-CM Part II
A closer review of the Official Coding Guidelines and application. An addendum introduces the ICD-10 format, which is informational only and not included in the CPC examination.

Week Five – Introduction to CPT® and HCPCS
HCPCS codes in relation to reporting physician and/or other provider procedures and services are discussed. Introduction to CPT®: coding conventions usage, different sections, Appendix and Index will be reviewed.

Week Six – Evaluation and Management – Principles
Evaluation and management (E/M) codes are described with the fundamentals in preparation and application to medical claims. Each section explains a topic pertinent to E/M coding such as the definitions of key components, reporting consultations, emergency department visits, critical care, preventive medicine, and home health services.

Week Seven – Evaluation and Management – Application
From the basics of E/M coding, the students advance to actual reporting of these codes based on provider information. A step-by-step approach to E/M auditing is presented with the various types of audits common to medical practices.

Week Eight – Modifiers
The AMA’s coding modifiers and coding guidelines are defined. Application of proper use of AMA modifiers will be examined.

Week Nine – Integumentary System
Descriptions of each section of surgery codes are in-depth and begin with the integumentary system. Definitions and anatomical descriptions give an overview of these code ranges, which are updated annually to reflect any changes in health care.

Week Ten – Musculoskeletal System
One of the largest sets of codes in the CPT® is the musculoskeletal system. The application, relevant definitions, anatomical descriptions, and an overview of the various procedures are demonstrated.

Week Eleven – Respiratory System
Students are introduced to respiratory diseases with subsequent treatment and the functions of the system’s organs. The respiratory system codes with the application and proper documentation are defined.

Week Twelve – Cardiovascular
Cardiothoracic surgery of the heart, coronary arteries and great vessels are discussed in this chapter, in addition to pacemaker and cardioverter-defibrillator placement, surgery, therapeutic and diagnostic vascular procedures.

Week Thirteen – Digestive System, Hemic and Lymphatic Systems, Mediastinum and Diaphragm
This chapter covers the digestive process, diagnostic tests, procedures and endoscopies pertaining to the digestive system, Hemi and Lymphatic systems and Mediastinum and Diaphragm.

Week Fourteen – Urinary System, Reproductive Systems, Delivery, and Maternity
The urinary system range of the CPT® manual includes codes specific to males and females and explores the general concepts and anatomy of the urinary system as well as the anatomy and consequent services and procedures specific to each gender.

Three sections of CPT® codes are reviewed in this chapter of the PMCC. The chapter reviews the male genital system, which is followed by an overview of the female genital system. The third set of codes discussed reviews the delivery and maternity care codes.

Week Fifteen – Endocrine and Nervous System
This chapter covers coding procedures and techniques of the skull, meninges and the brain, spine and spinal cord, extracranial nerves, peripheral nerves, and the autonomic nervous system.

Week Sixteen – Eye, Ocular Adnexa, and Ear
This chapter covers procedures and coding pertaining to the eye and auditory system are discussed. The final code in the chapter reports the use of an operating microscope.

Week Seventeen – Anesthesia and Radiology
A discussion of the ASA relative values, anesthesia guidelines, modifiers, code organization and crosswalk, as well as a review of the different types of anesthesia available for patients and the methods in which they are administered is covered in this chapter.

A discussion of radiological procedures and coding guidelines including body positions and relationship terms, radiological supervision and interpretation codes, technique and equipment issues, diagnostic radiology, MRIs, ultrasounds, and chemotherapy administration are covered in this chapter.

Week Eighteen – Pathology and Laboratory
This chapter covers procedure and coding issues pertaining to pathology and laboratory. Topics include organ and disease oriented panels, drug testing, therapeutic drug assays, consultations, hematology and coagulation, blood counts, hemograms and differentials, bone marrow procedures, blood clot studies, transfusion medicine, microbiology, anatomic pathology, and CLIA requirements.

Week Nineteen – Medicine
This chapter discusses immunization and administration for vaccines/toxoids, therapeutic and diagnostic infusions, psychiatry, dialysis, gastroenterology, ophthalmology codes, cardiovascular codes, physical medicine, and other special services that are found in the Medicine section of the CPT®-4 text.

Week Twenty – Final Exam and Review
Final Exam reviewed and an overall review prior to the Certification Exam.

 Class Size


The maximum number of students will be 20 per class. Class size is limited and is on a fist come, first served basis. Should there be a high demand for additional classes Advanced Coding Services will try to accommodate students by adding a class to schedule. 

 

Tuition

Deposit of $250 is required with registration form to secure a place in class. Your deposit will be applied to tuition.

Total Tuition $3200 This fee includes the certified exam fee, classroom books, and materials outlined below in descriptive.

A small investment for a future where you could be making over $40,000 in one year of full-time employment.  Let us help explain to you the big picture of the return on your investment.

Your tuition is an estimated equivalent to how much a qualified individual can make within one month of being hired and working with a medical practice or hospital as a medical coder. It’s the wisest investment with the greatest return for your education.

 

Breakdown of Tuition Includes The Following:

Deposit of $250 is required with registration form to secure a place in class. Deposit will be applied to tuition.

Tuition $2310

Administration/Registration fee $200 non-refundable

AAPC Student 1 year Membership $70 non-refundable

  • AAPC membership is purchased at the beginning of the course so students may receive the full benefits AAPC has to offer throughout the course including; coding book discounts, free monthly magazines, free practice exams, student discussion forum, updates regarding medical coding rules and regulations, practical changes, and job opportunities
  • PMCC workbooks, CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS $360 non-refundable
  • CPC™ exam $260 
  • Refund based on the following terms:

Refundable prior to the purchase of CPC™ exam voucher. Vouchers purchased 6 weeks prior to the completion of course, at which time fee is no longer refundable.

Total cost $3200 – This includes everything for the student as outlined.

 

  • Do we accept credit cards? Yes
  • Do we accept debit cards? Yes
  • Do we accept payment plans? Yes
  • Do you provide information on financing programs? Yes
 
Certified Outpatient Coder medical coding course Course

INFORMATION ON "COC" CERTIFIED OUTPATIENT CODER MEDICAL CODING COURSE

Everything you need to know:

Prerequisite
20 Week COC ®  are for CPC ®  coders only. Other COC ®  Courses have no prerequisites. 

 Orientation/Registration
Students must complete orientation/registration requirements in order to be considered an enrolled student. If a student is unable to attend the formal orientation/registration, he/she must meet with their Instructor prior to the first day of class. To schedule an appointment with your Instructor please contact Beth at beth@advancedcodingservices.com or 602-469-1193. 

24 Chapter COC ®  Course Description

Chapter One – Compliance in the Outpatient Facility
Compliance in the facility will be reviewed along with important terms the coder needs to know such as the importance of continuing education, accuracy, and ethics pertaining to medical coding.

Chapter Two – Anatomy and Medical Terminology
This week will review the basics of human anatomy to include medical and surgical terms. Medical terms are broken down into elements to obtain word meaning and common abbreviations used in the facility setting.

Chapter Three – Documentation and Coding Standards
The accurate documentation of procedures and services for the outpatient hospital facility is paramount to coding and reimbursement. This week will review the documentation terminology as well as guidelines to proper documentation and coding.

Chapter Four – Diagnosis Coding for Outpatient Facilities- ICD9 CM Volumes 1 and 2
Students will learn diagnosis coding guidelines for billing various outpatient services in order to support medical necessity for reporting purposes. The official ICD-10-CM guidelines will be reviewed related to facility coding.

Chapter Five – ICD-10-CM Volume 3
The essentials of ICD-10-CM procedural coding in Volume 1 and 2 for the outpatient setting are reviewed to code to the highest level of specificity.

Chapter Six – Outpatient Hospital Facilities
This week provides an overview of the various facilities available for direct patient care and the departments involved in the reimbursement process. A listing of the terminology and the abbreviations associated with the outpatient side of health care is included as well as an example of a charge description master (CDM)), which is an essential component of any outpatient billing program.

Chapter Seven – Outpatient Prospective Payment System
Will be reviewing the outpatient prospective payments system that is based on ambulatory payment classifications.

Chapter Eight – Facility Billing
This week we will be reviewing the major differences between hospitals and free standing facilities in regards to the coding and billing processes through topics such as ABN’s, assisting the coder to understand the Medicare insurance types.

Chapter Nine – Revenue Codes and Hospital Payment Systems
An understanding of revenue codes and how they differ from diagnosis related groups (DRG) is essential to outpatient billing and coding. This chapter covers hospital departments and their role in the outpatient hospital facility.

Chapter Ten – Charge Capture and the HCPCS Coding Process
In this chapter, students will learn the differences between hospitals and freestanding facilities in regards to the coding and billing processes pertaining to the use of modifiers, global fees, HCPCS coding for facilities, and procedural coding guidelines.

Chapter Eleven – Teaching Physicians
Issues specific to facilities that participate in an approved graduate medical education (GME) program.

Chapter Twelve – Surgery Guidelines
This chapter will cover general surgery guidelines. Explanations of coding modifiers for outpatient hospital facilities are reviewed along with the coding guidelines developed by AMA.

Chapter Thirteen – Integumentary System
Descriptions of each section of surgery codes are in-depth and begin with the integumentary system. Definitions and anatomical descriptions give an overview of these code ranges, which are updated annually to reflect any changes in health care.

Chapter Fourteen – Musculoskeletal System
One of the largest sets of codes in the CPT® is the musculoskeletal system. The application, relevant definitions, anatomical descriptions, and an overview of the various procedures are demonstrated.

Chapter Fifteen – Respiratory System
Students are introduced to respiratory diseases with subsequent treatment and the functions of the system’s organs. The respiratory system codes with the application and proper documentation are defined.

Chapter Sixteen – Cardiovascular, Hemic, and Lymphatic Systems
Cardiothoracic surgery of the heart, coronary arteries and great vessels are discussed in this chapter, in addition to pacemaker and cardioverter-defibrillator placement, surgery, therapeutic and diagnostic vascular procedures.

Chapter Seventeen – Digestive System
This chapter covers the digestive process, diagnostic tests and procedures and endoscopies pertaining to the digestive system.

Chapter Eighteen – Urinary System
The urinary system range of the CPT® manual includes codes specific to males and females and explores the general concepts and anatomy of the urinary system as well as the anatomy and consequent services and procedures specific to each gender.

Chapter Nineteen – Reproductive Systems, Delivery and Maternity Care
Three sections of CPT® codes are reviewed in this chapter of the PMCC. The chapter reviews the male genital system, which is followed by an overview of the female genital system. The third set of codes discussed reviews the delivery and maternity care codes.

Chapter Twenty – Nervous and Endocrine System
This chapter covers coding procedures and techniques of the skull, meninges and the brain, spine and spinal cord, extracranial nerves, peripheral nerves, and the autonomic nervous system.

Chapter Twenty One – Eye, Ocular Adnexa, and Ear
This chapter covers procedures and coding pertaining to the eye and auditory system are discussed. The final code in the chapter reports the use of an operating microscope.

Chapter Twenty Two – Radiology
A discussion of radiological procedures and coding guidelines including body positions and relationship terms, radiological supervision and interpretation codes, technique and equipment issues, diagnostic radiology, MRIs, ultrasounds, and chemotherapy administration are covered in this chapter.

Chapter Twenty Three – Pathology and Laboratory
This chapter covers procedure and coding issues pertaining to pathology and laboratory. Topics include organ and disease oriented panels, drug testing, therapeutic drug assays, consultations, hematology and coagulation, blood counts, hemograms and differentials, bone marrow procedures, blood clot studies, transfusion medicine, microbiology, anatomic pathology, and CLIA requirements.

Chapter Twenty Four – Medicine
This chapter discusses immunization and administration for vaccines/toxoids, therapeutic and diagnostic infusions, psychiatry, dialysis, gastroenterology, ophthalmology codes, cardiovascular codes, physical medicine, and other special services that are found in the Medicine section of the CPT®-4 text.

 Class Size


The maximum number of students will be 20 per class. Class size is limited and is on a fist come, first served basis. Should there be a high demand for additional classes Advanced Coding Services will try to accommodate students by adding a class to schedule. 

 

Tuition

Deposit of $250 is required with registration form to secure a place in class.  Deposit will be applied to tuition. 

Tuition $3200  This fee includes the certified exam fee, classroom books, and materials outlined below in descriptive. 

A small investment for a future where you could be making over $40,000 in one year of full-time employment.  Let us help explain to you the big picture of the return on your investment.

Your tuition is an estimated equivalent to how much a qualified individual can make within one month of being hired and working with a medical practice or hospital as a medical coder. It’s the wisest investment with the greatest return for your education.

Administration/Registration fee $200 non-refundable

AAPC Student 1-year Membership $80 non-refundable

  • AAPC membership is purchased at the beginning of the course so students may receive the full benefits AAPC has to offer throughout the course including; coding book discounts, free monthly magazines, free practice exams, student discussion forum, updates regarding medical coding rules and regulations, practical changes, and job opportunities

PMCC Workbooks $180 non-refundable

Current year CPT, ICD-10, & HCPCS books non-refundable

COC™ exam $290 Refund based on the following terms:

  • Refundable prior to the purchase of COC™ exam voucher. Vouchers purchased 6 weeks prior to the completion of course, at which time fee is no longer refundable.

Total cost $3200 – This includes everything for the student as outlined. 

 

  • Do we accept credit cards? Yes
  • Do we accept debit cards? Yes
  • Do we accept payment plans? Yes
  • Do you provide information on financing programs? Yes
 

INFORMATION ON CERTIFIED EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT CODER

Certified Evaluation and Management medical coding course

Everything you need to know:

 Prerequisite


Must have a coding credential from AAPC or AHIMA. 

 Orientation/Registration


Students must complete orientation/registration requirements in order to be considered an enrolled student. If a student is unable to attend the formal orientation/registration he/she must meet with their Instructor prior to the first day of class. To schedule an appointment with your Instructor please contact Beth at beth@advancedcodingservices.com or 602-469-1193. 

5 Week CEMC ®  Course Description

Week One – Intro to ICD-10 and Documentation Guidelines

Week Two – History

Week Three – Exam

Week Four – Medical Decision Making

Week Five – Review and Practices

 Class Size


The maximum number of students will be 20 per class. Class size is limited and is on a fist come, first served basis. Should there be a high demand for additional classes Advanced Coding Services will try to accommodate students by adding a class to schedule. 

TUITION

 $595

  • The CEMC® has been approved for 20 CEU (continuing education units) through AAPC.

Includes CEMC® study guide and additional audit tools

Total cost $595 (to be paid in full prior to first class) 

 

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