Physician Coding Assessment

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Physician Coding Assessment

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Physician Coding Assessment


HCPro’s Physician Coding Assessment is the ideal tool for individual physician coders and/or coding leadership to identify physician coding understanding, identify potential skills gaps, pinpoint areas for new learning opportunities, and monitor progress over time.

This easy-to-use online assessment includes 100 questions covering the following topics:

  • General Knowledge - 20 questions
  • ICD-10-CM - 15 questions
  • Medical terminology/human anatomy - 35 questions
  • CPT®/HCPCS II - 30 questions

This single assessment tool provides physician coders greater insight and direction for future professional development.

As physician coders work through the assessment, they are provided feedback on their level of proficiency for each topic, identifying areas of strength and areas for further study. The accompanying “Reading Your Results” guide provides physician coders with greater understanding and detail for career development.

Coding leadership can use the Physician Coding Assessment in many ways:

  • Pre-assessment as part of interview process for new hires
  • Orientation assessment for new hires
  • Benchmark employees throughout the onboarding process
  • Pre- and post-education assessments to measure learning retention
  • Annual competency assessments and performance reviews

The Physician Coding Assessment saves time for both you and your staff, as you can eliminate unnecessary training and plan educational activities that will most likely impact your bottom line.

Physician Coding Assessment


Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CCDS, and Director of HIM and Coding. Shannon McCall directs all of HCPro’s Certified Coder Boot Camp® programs. She is the developer of the Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Inpatient Version and the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp®. Most recently she collaborated with the CDI team to develop the Risk Adjustment Documentation and Coding Boot Camp®. As a consultant for HCPro, she works with hospitals, medical practices, and other healthcare providers on a wide range of coding-related issues with a particular focus on education, coding reviews, and audits.

McCall has extensive experience with coding for both physician and hospital services. Prior to joining HCPro, she worked for a national medical practice management company, where her duties included serving as a client manager and an in-house coding trainer. She also previously worked for a national consulting firm focusing on hospital inpatient, outpatient, and ER services.

McCall is accredited as a Registered Health Information Administrator, a Certified Coding Specialist, and a Certified Coding Specialist–Physician by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and is an AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS instructor. She is also accredited as a Certified Evaluation and Management Coder, a Certified Professional Coder, and a Certified Risk Adjustment Coder, and is an AAPC-approved instructor of the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum. Additionally, she is a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist and has served on the Advisory Board of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS). McCall holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Jillian Harrington, EdD, MHA, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-P, CCS, CCS-P, CEMC, MHP, is a regulatory coding specialist at HCPro, a Simplify Compliance brand in Middleton, Massachusetts. She serves as the instructor for the Certified Coder Boot Camp® and for the Hospital and the Medicare Boot Camp®—Physician Services. She also co-developed the Codercise® CPT Operative Report. Dr. Harrington has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare profession. She is an approved instructor of the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum, awarded by the American Academy of Professional Coders, and teaches coding for physician and hospital services, as well as healthcare administration. She has spoken frequently on healthcare compliance and health information management issues at regional and national professional conferences.

Physician Coding Assessment


You will have access to Physician Coding Assessment for 1 year from the purchase/order date.