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JustCoding’s Essential Skills for Anatomy and Physiology


The 16 in-depth courses in JustCoding’s Essential Skills for Anatomy and Physiology provide an overview of important anatomical details and disease processes crucial for training coders and HIM staff.

The courses, created by physicians, are divided by body system and include detailed illustrations for added context. By understanding medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and disease processes, coders and HIM staff will better understand physician documentation, aiding their coding and querying efficiency.

Each course tests participant knowledge throughout to ensure they are learning the material, and all courses include a final exam that covers each section.

The courses in JustCoding’s Essential Skills for Anatomy and Physiology will give coders a better understanding of diseases and treatments, which will ultimately help them improve code assignment.

Education can also help improve job performance and satisfaction, allowing coders to switch specialties as necessary and enhance their expertise.

JustCoding’s Essential Skills for Anatomy and Physiology delivers timely education in a format that allows coders to maintain productivity and stay on-site. Benefits of eLearning include:

  • Test Your Knowledge questions that ensure students are learning the material as they study
  • AAPC, AHIMA, and ACDIS (CCDS) CEUs to help coders maintain their certifications
  • Consistent training for staff in multiple locations
  • Self-directed learning that allows students to advance through the materials at their own pace

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JustCoding’s Essential Skills for Anatomy and Physiology

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the parts, functions, and organs of the major systems of the body
  • Explain clinical findings that lead to a medical diagnosis
  • Describe how to build, read, and understand medical and anatomic terminology

JustCoding’s Essential Skills for Anatomy and Physiology

Course List

  • Infectious Disease
  • Neoplasms
  • Blood-Forming Organs
  • Endocrine System
  • Nervous System
  • Eye and Adnexa
  • Ear and Mastoid Process
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Genitourinary System
  • Pregnancy and Perinatal Period
  • Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Lab Findings
  • Medical Terminology

JustCoding’s Essential Skills for Anatomy and Physiology

Continuing Education

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for _26_ continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)
This program has been approved for _28_ continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
This program has been approved for _26_ continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

JustCoding’s Essential Skills for Anatomy and Physiology


David Alden-St. Pierre, MS, PA-C, is a physician assistant practicing internal medicine and emergency medicine in the Boston area. Prior to his career in healthcare, he was a writer, providing content for audiences ranging from consumer publications to corporate clients. With an undergraduate degree in journalism, he earned his master’s degree in physician assistant studies at the University of New England in Portland, Maine, where he now lectures on topics such as traumatic brain injuries and multiple sclerosis. When not working or writing, he prefers to be on his bike, pedaling the roads or trails both close to home and around the world.

Pamela P. Bensen, MD, MS, FACEP
, is CEO of Medical Education Programs, Inc. in Buffalo Junction, Virginia. She has practiced emergency medicine since 1971 and has been consulting since 1973. She has taught severity of illness documentation to physicians for risk management, medical necessity, and reimbursement for over 30 years. Today, she focuses on clinical documentation improvement and education for clinical documentation specialists, coding professionals, and physicians for CPT and DRG support. She also consults on ED administration, medical performance improvement and risk management, and compliance.

As a speaker and educator, she brings a practical perspective to the acquisition of anatomic and physiologic knowledge specifically for ICD-10-CM mastery. Her efforts help students fill gaps in their basic knowledge, understand elusive concepts, and adapt to the changes ICD-10-CM brings.

McKay B. Crowley, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and practices acute care inpatient medicine in North Carolina. Prior to embarking on her career in patient care, Dr. Crowley spent 15 years in healthcare management providing a wide variety of services, including medical practice consulting, physician Medicare audit defense, and coding and documentation audits as a CPC. With coding experience as both as a CPC and as a physician, Dr. Crowley brings a unique perspective to coding work and education.

Cheryl Ericson, MS, RN, is manager of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and utilization review at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston. Ericson earned a master’s degree In health education from Penn State University in 1992, a bachelor’s degree in child and family development from Penn State University in 1990, and an associate’s degree in nursing from Athens Area Technical Institute in 1998. Her primary role at MUSC is to ensure physician documentation reflects rendered hospital services.

Jason R. Jean, RN, FNP-BC, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. He obtained his nursing degree at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, then began his critical care nursing career at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. During his tenure as a bedside nurse, Jean functioned as surgical nurse and had the honor of taking care of complex surgical patients. After four years as a bedside nurse, Jean obtained his master of science in nursing at Vanderbilt University. Shortly after graduation, he joined the university’s School of Nursing as a clinical instructor. Jean became a primary care provider in the school’s indigent care program, which was partnered with the state of Tennessee. His interest in critical care and clinic-oriented medicine led him to join Vanderbilt’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Stephen R. Levinson, MD, following medical education at Johns Hopkins and specialty training in head and neck surgery (ear, nose, and throat) at UCLA, had a private medical practice in Connecticut for 26 years. Following training in 1991 by AMA and HCFA as an E/M coding educator, he developed “Intelligent Medical Records” chart solutions so doctors could work compliantly with the E/M system. Dr. Levinson works with medical practices, hospitals, and software vendors who seek effective solutions to the E/M compliance challenge. He focuses on the interplay between compliance, quality patient care, and appropriate payments.

Dr. Joel Moorhead attended Brown University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After graduating from medical school, Moorhead did general medical practice in the National Health Service Corps for three years. He then completed a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and later completed a second residency program in occupational medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Moorhead is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and by the American Board of Preventive Medicine/Occupational Medicine.

Colleen Stukenberg is a clinical documentation management professional at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Illinois. She has over 25 years of nursing experience encompassing nursing in medical, surgical, orthopedic, and intensive care units, and has worked in a hospital-based skilled nursing facility as an MDS care coordinator. Stukenberg’s roles have also included case management and professional development of new nursing staff and graduate nurses.

Donna D. Wilson, RHIA, CCS, CCDS, joined Compliance Concepts, Inc. as a senior director in the consulting division, where she focuses on assisting providers in the RAC initiative through detailed coding audits, PEPPER report analysis, and development of best-practice CDI and revenue integrity programs. She has been in the coding quality/health information management field for more than 29 years in progressively advancing roles, most recently as the revenue integrity manager of a large acute care facility (where she was responsible for RAC coordination).

Michael Yanuck, MD, is president of Michael Yanuck MD PA Medical Consulting and a senior consultant with The Greeley Company. He provides consulting services to the medical industry, including hospitals, hospitalist groups, managed care organizations, and medical practice groups. Dr. Yanuck has lectured on many subjects, including compliance with Medicare rules covering observation, pay-for-performance, and hospital-acquired conditions (present on admission indicators). Additionally, he has served as medical director for a variety of managed care plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial plans. Dr. Yanuck also has experience in medical claims review, chart audit and RAC appeals, credentialing, and medical staff conflict issues.

Dr. Yanuck is presently board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He obtained his medical degree from the Albany Medical College of Union University and did his residency at the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Yanuck has active licenses in numerous states.

JustCoding’s Essential Skills for Anatomy and Physiology


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