Introduction to Hospital Outpatient Coding

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Introduction to Hospital Outpatient Coding

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Introduction to Hospital Outpatient Coding


This course identifies the types and general use of the coding systems used in the United States. It identifies the diagnosis coding classification and the two levels of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) used for reporting hospital outpatient and provider services.

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe code sets used for reporting for diagnosis and procedural services
  • Explain the difference between CPT and HCPCS codes
  • Determine which groups release each set of codes used by facilities
  • Understand the basics of documentation and reporting for outpatient facility E/M services
  • Understand the components of the CPT surgical package
  • Identify a “separate procedure” and when it is reported
  • Assign hospital outpatient facility modifiers correctly

Duration: 74 Minutes

Introduction to Hospital Outpatient Coding


Who should attend?

  • HIM directors and managers
  • Coding managers
  • Outpatient coders
  • Outpatient billers
  • Auditors
  • Revenue cycle directors
  • Compliance officers
  • Chargemaster coordinators
  • Office managers
  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Medical staff coders
  • CDI managers and staff
  • Revenue integrity managers and staff

Introduction to Hospital Outpatient Coding

Continuing Education

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 1 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

This program has been approved for 1 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).

This program has been approved for 1 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Introduction to Hospital Outpatient Coding


You will have access to your course for 1 year from the purchase/order date.