Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

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Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

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This online boot camp is a great choice for those looking for self-paced training. You receive 24/7 access to the course—with the ability to submit questions to our instructors—for 60 days after purchase.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Course Overview

The Certified Coder Boot Camp—Original teaches the fundamentals of ICD-10-CM, CPT®, and HCPCS Level II coding for professional services and hospital outpatient services. The first part of the course covers ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding, and the remaining instruction is devoted to CPT and HCPCS II coding.

You will learn how to:

  • Understand and appropriately apply coding principles and guidelines
  • Navigate the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II coding manuals
  • Develop fundamental coding skills for all medical specialties with a thorough review of the entire CPT manual

Master the art of accurate code assignment for ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II by learning the latest coding guidelines!

Who should attend?
Whether you’re new to the coding world or are looking to get back into it, this course is for you. Learn more about the fundamentals, as well as in-depth info about ICD-10-CM codes and HCPCS Level II coding.

This isn't just any coding course. See the HCPro difference for yourself!

  • Rules-based learning: We only use recognized source authorities, such as the current ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II manuals, but we supplement these with additional nationally recognized source authorities like the AHA's Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS® and the AMA's CPT Assistant®.
  • Hands-on learning: Course participants work approximately 500 coding exercises and leave with a printed answer key for all exercises.
  • Well-established program: HCPro is the nation's first organization to offer Boot Camp training courses to healthcare coding professionals. We have more than 20 years of experience teaching coders, and on average, participants rate this course 4.9 on a 5.0 scale.

With coding demands as high as ever, HCPro Boot Camps provide a deeper understanding of your role and responsibilities during this unprecedented time and the impact you can make on your organization.

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For more detailed information about HCPro's Boot Camps, contact us at 800-650-6787 or email sales@hcpro.com.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Dates

Below is the current course schedule for upcoming Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online classes.

To view our cancellation policy, click here.

 

Course

Class Dates

Registration Deadline

June 2024 - August 2024

6/25/2024 - 8/24/2024 6/24/2024

July 2024 - September 2024

7/9/2024 - 9/7/2024 7/8/2024

July 2024 - September 2024

7/23/2024 - 9/21/2024 7/22/2024

August 2024 - October 2024

8/13/2024 - 10/12/2024 8/12/2024

August 2024 - October 2024

8/27/2024 - 10/26/2024 8/26/2024

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Course Outline/Agenda

Module 1: Introduction and Coding Fundamentals

  • Types of coding systems
  • Levels of HCPCS coding

Module 2: Diagnosis Coding (ICD-10-CM)

  • Common conventions, symbols, and terminology in the ICD-10-CM coding manual
  • Assigning ICD-10-CM codes based on the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

Module 3: Introduction to CPT; Evaluation and Management Services

  • Categories of CPT codes
  • Common symbols and terms used in the CPT manual
  • Assigning evaluation and management codes by category and level
  • Assigning evaluation and management–specific modifiers (e.g., -24, -25, -57)

Module 4: Coding Anesthesia Services

  • Types of anesthesia
  • Assigning CPT codes for anesthesia services when provided by an anesthesiologist or someone other than an anesthesiologist
  • Physical status modifiers and qualifying circumstance add-on codes

Module 5: Introduction to Surgery Coding and Coding Integumentary Procedures

  • Identifying "separate procedures" and when they are reported
  • Assigning surgical modifiers correctly
  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Excision of benign and malignant lesions
    • Closures (simple, intermediate, and complex)
    • Mohs surgeries
    • Adjacent tissue transfers
    • Breast procedures

Module 6: Coding Musculoskeletal Procedures

  • Identifying the anatomy of the spine
  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Fracture care
    • Spinal arthrodesis
    • Reporting a CPT code for the application of a cast

Module 7: Coding Respiratory Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Nasal endoscopic procedures
    • Laryngoscopies
    • Bronchoscopies

Module 8: Coding Cardiovascular Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Pacemaker and defibrillator insertion and replacement
    • Coronary artery bypass grafting
    • Aneurysm repairs
    • Central venous access devices

Module 9: Coding Digestive System Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies
    • Digestive system and endoscopic procedures
    • Hernia repairs

Module 10: Coding Urinary/Genital System, Obstetrics, and Endocrine Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Open and endoscopic procedures in the urinary system
    • Open and endoscopic procedures in the male genital system
    • Hysterectomies and tubal ligations
    • Maternity care and delivery services
    • Abortion procedures

Module 11: Coding Nervous System Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Craniectomy/craniotomy procedures
    • Skull base surgeries
    • Injection procedures involving the spinal cord/spine
    • Neurostimulators

Module 12: Coding Eye, Ocular, and Auditory Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Cataract extractions
    • Procedures to treat and prevent retinal detachments
    • Strabismus surgeries
    • Procedures involving the auditory system

Module 13: Coding Radiology Services

  • Use of contrast in radiological procedures and when the administration of the contrast is separately reportable
  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Diagnostic radiology procedures
    • Radiation therapy services
    • Nuclear medicine services
    • Interventional radiology procedures

Module 14: Coding Pathology and Laboratory Services

  • Identifying the use of "panels" in reporting for diagnostic laboratory procedures
  • Distinguishing between a qualitative screening vs. a quantitative screening
  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Diagnostic laboratory services
    • Surgical pathology, including consults during surgery

Module 15: Coding Medicine Services

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Supply and administration of vaccine/toxoids
    • Psychotherapy services
    • Dialysis services
    • Ophthalmological services
    • Cardiac catheterizations, percutaneous coronary angioplasties, and stent insertion procedures
    • Injection and infusion services

Module 16: HCPCS II Coding

  • Assigning HCPCS Level II codes and applicable modifiers


Course Outline/Agenda subject to change.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the Certified Coder Boot Camp?
The Certified Coder Boot Camp focuses on ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding for professional services and hospital outpatient services. The first part of the course is devoted primarily to ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding, while the remaining time is devoted primarily to CPT and HCPCS II coding. The purpose of this Boot Camp is to provide a solid foundation in ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II coding.

How does it work?
You’ll receive the same content and instruction that you would experience at our classroom-based, nationally recognized Boot Camps. Here’s how it works:

  • 60-day access: Video instruction after purchase date—view video sessions and complete all assignments, including review of all answer keys.
  • 24-hour access: Video instruction is available at any time of day—you choose the time that works for you. You can also email questions to our instructors. We try to answer all questions either via email or phone within two business days.

Who typically attends the course?

  • Coders and billers
  • Patient accounting managers/staff
  • Medical practice managers/staff
  • Medical records/health information managers/staff
  • Registration managers/staff
  • Clinical managers and department heads
  • Physicians, NPs, PAs, and other clinicians
  • Compliance officers and auditors
  • Finance and reimbursement managers/staff
  • Healthcare consultants, CPAs, and lawyers
  • Health plan and insurance company personnel
  • Medicare carrier and intermediary personnel
  • Case managers/CDI specialists
  • Auditors/claims analysts/compliance officers

What material does the course cover?
Click on Course Outline for more information about the topics covered by the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Original Online.

Does HCPro offer any other coding education opportunities?
Yes. In addition to the Certified Coder Boot Camp, we offer the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient (ICD-10-CM/PCS), the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp—Professional Version™, and the Medicare Boot Camp®—Physician Services Version.

How long will I have access to the content?
The online portal location for your class sessions and materials will be available for 60 days from the class start date.

Does HCPro offer the Certified Coder Boot Camp as an on-site course?
In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Original as an on-site course in both live and online format (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need coding training. For more information on hosting an on-site course, click on “Host an On-Site Course.”

Does Medicare or any other third-party payer require coders to be certified?
We are not aware of any such requirement. To the best of our knowledge, coding certification, while generally helpful in promoting accurate coding, is entirely voluntary.

Does the course require previous coding experience?
No. The course starts with coding fundamentals and does not assume that participants have any particular background or experience. However, because of the fast-paced nature of the course, it is recommended (but not required) that Certified Coder Boot Camp—Original Online participants have at least one year of experience working in the healthcare industry in a billing-related, administrative, or clinical position.

Also, if you do not already have a solid understanding of medical terminology, we strongly recommend that you complete a medical terminology self-study course prior to the start of the Boot Camp. Course materials will include recommendations and resources related to medical terminology training.

How is the course taught?
The course is taught using a combination of lecture, class discussion, and individual and group problem solving. Course participants should also plan on several hours of additional out-of-class work during the course.

Do I need to bring my own coding manuals to class?
You will need the current year of the AMA CPT® Professional Edition, ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians, and a HCPCS Level II manual for the class.

Does HCPro ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies?
Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share."

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

How do I get more information?
Contact us at 800-650-6787 or email sales@hcpro.com.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply conventions and instructional notes, including chapter- and section-specific guidelines, to accurately assign codes in ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II for outpatient/professional services
  • Examine effects on reimbursement by appending appropriate CPT/HCPCS II modifiers to applicable procedure codes
  • Assign appropriate CPT procedure codes to a variety of surgical procedures for many medical specialties
  • Abstract an operative report in order to assign accurate diagnosis and procedure codes
  • Improve coding accuracy to reduce denials and missed revenue


Continuing Education

AAPC
This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 22 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

ACDIS
This program has been approved for 22 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

AHIMA
This program has been approved for 22 continuing education unit(s) (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting of Approved CEUs from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program provider.

ANCC
HCPro is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 22 contact hours for nurses are available for this activity.

NAHRI
This program has been approved for 22 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certification in Healthcare Revenue Integrity (CHRI), offered as a service of the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI).

Disclosure Statement:
HCPro has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.