Medical Coding Career Prep

Hours: 330 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $1,695.00

Course Overview:

With the Medical Coding program, you will gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical coding specialist. In this program, you will gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field. In addition you will be introduced to the new ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system. You will also master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field. 

Prerequisite: Medical Terminology.  If you do not know Medical Terminology, you can purchase our course at an additional cost.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

This course prepares students for the AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Reimbursement, HIPAA and Compliance

In this lesson, you will learn about third-party reimbursement issues, such as Medicare, the definition of a participating provider, how to locate information in the Federal Register, the RBRVS system, the framework of Medicare Fraud, and the major components of managed health care. Finally, you will have the opportunity to put this information into practice by completing exercises and class activities.

Lesson 2: An Overview of ICD-10-CM

In this lesson, you will learn about t the ICD-10-CM format and the GEMs file, the Alphabetic Index and the Tabular List, and finally, you will have the opportunity to put this information into practice by using the I-9 to I-10 GEMs file and I-10 to I-9 GEMs file to map codes.

Lesson 3: ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines

In this lesson, you will learn about ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines. You will have the opportunity to put this information into practice by assigning codes to complete exercises and coding reports.

Lesson 4: Using ICD-10-CM

In this lesson, you will learn about ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, General Coding Guidelines. You will have the opportunity to put this information into practice by assigning codes to complete exercises and coding reports.

Lesson 5: Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-10)

In this lesson you will learn how to apply ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting of infectious diseases, neoplasms, endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders, diseases of blood and blood-forming organs, mental disorders, diseases of the nervous system and sense organs, diseases of the circulatory system, and diseases of the respiratory system.

Lesson 6: Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 11-14)

In this lesson, you will learn to apply ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting of diseases of the digestive system, diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, disease of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissues.

Lesson 7: Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 15-21)

In this lesson you will learn to apply ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting of diseases of the pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium, certain conditions originating in the perinatal period, congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities, symptoms signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified, and injury and poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes.

Lesson 8: Introduction to CPT and the Level II National Codes (HCPCS)

In this lesson, you will learn about the CPT manual, periodic updates to the manual, and the information that is required to properly code procedures and services. You will be introduced to the CPT manual format and categories of CPT codes, including proper use of modifiers. You will also have an opportunity to practice exercises to gain familiarity with how to locate terms in the CPT index and to identify content in the CPT appendices.

Lesson 9: Modifiers

In this lesson, you will learn about the use of modifiers to indicate delivery of services in nonstandard ways.

Lesson 10: Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services

In this lesson, you will learn about the information required to properly code procedures and services from the Evaluation and Management (E/M) section of the CPT. You will be exposed to the contents of the E/M section as well as the factors and conditions that affect the determination of the level of service. You will also have an opportunity to practice coding E/M services. Finally, you will be introduced to documentation guidelines for E/M services that apply to services delivered under Medicare/Medicaid.

Lesson 11: Anesthesia

In this lesson, you will learn about the methods of sedation and the formula used to determine to code for anesthesia services.

Lesson 12: Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery

In this lesson, you will learn about the Surgery section format, locate the notes and guidelines in the Surgery section, state the use of unlisted procedures, interpret elements of a special report, examine the designation of separate procedures, analyze contents of a surgical package, and determine the contents of the General Subsection.

Lesson 13: Integumentary System

In this lesson, you will learn how to code the procedures and services described in the Surgery Section and Integumentary System subsection of the CPT.

Lesson 14: Musculoskeletal System

In this lesson, you will learn about the Musculoskeletal System, including how the subsection is coded. Additional attention will be paid to fracture types and repair, application of casts and strapping, the General Subheading, and endoscopic procedures. You will have an opportunity to learn about these subdivisions and to practice coding procedures and services categorized in these subdivisions.

Lesson 15: Respiratory System

In this lesson, you will learn about the format of the Respiratory System subsection of the CPT. Special attention will be paid to the surgical procedures coded in this subsection and to procedures coded under additional subheadings of the nose, accessory sinuses, larynx, trachea and bronchi, and lungs and pleura. Students will also have an opportunity to practice coding procedures from the Respiratory System subsection of the CPT.

Lesson 16: Cardiovascular System

In this lesson, you will learn about the coding of procedures affecting the Cardiovascular System. You will cover coding from the Surgery, Medicine, and Radiology sections, as well as the major classes of procedures that apply in each system.

Lesson 17: Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm

In this lesson, you will learn about the codes used to report services involving the Hemic and Lymphatic Systems and the Mediastinum and Diaphragm. Subsection formats and subheadings are also discussed. Finally, you will have the opportunity to complete coding exercises that require the student to assign procedural and diagnostic codes.

Lesson 18: Digestive System

In this lesson, you will learn about the codes used to report services associated with the Digestive System. Coding for services involving the digestive system and subsection formats will be discussed. Finally, you will have the opportunity to practice applying the above information by assigning procedural and diagnostic codes for exercises and coding reports.

Lesson 19: Urinary and Male Genital Systems

In this lesson, you will learn about the codes used to report services associated with the Urinary and Male Genital Systems. Coding for services involving the urinary system and male genital system and subsection formats will be discussed. Finally, you will have the opportunity to practice applying the above information by assigning procedural and diagnostic codes for exercises and coding reports.

Lesson 20: Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery

In this lesson, you will learn about coding procedures of the Reproductive System, Intersex Surgeries, and also those that affect the Female Genital System. Coding practices, critical terms, and services for maternity care and delivery will also be discussed. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to analyze abortion procedures.

Lesson 21: Endocrine and Nervous Systems

In this lesson, you will learn about the codes used to report services associated with the Endocrine and Nervous systems. Subsection formats and subheadings are also discussed. Finally, you will have the opportunity to complete coding exercises that require you to assign procedural and diagnostic codes.

Lesson 22: Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope

In this lesson, you will learn about codes used to report services associated with the eye, ocular adnexa, auditory, and the operating microscope. Coding for services involving the eye and ocular adnexa and the auditory system is discussed. Finally, you will have the opportunity to complete coding exercises that require the student to assign procedural and diagnostic codes.

Lesson 23: Radiology

In this lesson, you will learn about codes used to report services associated with radiology services. You will be shown radiology terminology, component coding, elements of the global procedure, and appropriate coding of contrast material. Finally, you also will have the opportunity to put this information into practice by assigning codes to complete exercises and coding reports.

Lesson 24: Pathology/Laboratory

In this lesson, you will learn about codes used to report services associated with radiology services. You will be shown radiology terminology, component coding, elements of the global procedure, and appropriate coding of contrast material. Finally, you also will have the opportunity to put this information into practice by assigning codes to complete exercises and coding reports.

Lesson 25: Medicine

In this lesson, you will learn about the codes in the Medicine section of the CPT manual. You will have the opportunity to put this information into practice by completing exercises and coding reports that require the use of codes in the Medicine section.

Lesson 26: Inpatient Coding

In this lesson, you will learn about Inpatient Coding and Reporting while being able to differentiate between inpatient and outpatient coding and will examine the ICD-10-PCS system.

All necessary materials are included.

Certification(s):

This course prepares students for the AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**