Certificate in Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office Online Course

Prepare for the Certified Procedural Coding national certification exam

Certificate in Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office Online Course

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Take the next step in your career and prepare for the Certified Procedural Coding national certification exam 

Continuous changes in the medical billing and coding profession, as well as HIPAA changes, have created an incredible demand for people trained in coding. The Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office program is designed for students who have previous coding experience, have a basic coding education, or have completed the Our Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding (AMS w/MBC) or Medical Billing and Coding program.

CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II coding are covered in this program, along with information on the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), compliance and reimbursement issues, Official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, and much more. You'll get important tips to increase your accuracy in code selections and make the billing process smoother, resulting in quicker and better reimbursement.

This program will also prepare you for the Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS-P) certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). In addition, this program also helps prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.

Before registering for the Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office program, you should have an understanding of CPT Coding (CPT), ICD-10-CM (ICD-10) and HCPCS coding principles. After a brief review of the basics of coding, the program will cover the following areas:

  • ICD-10 diagnostic coding, including subcategories and supplementary classifications.
  • CPT coding: How to use modifiers, specific codes, and section guidelines, and how to remain up-to-date with CPT coding changes. 
  • Critical steps for better reimbursement through increased accuracy and compliance in CPT coding. 
  • Evaluation & Management (E/M) Code: Simplifying code selection, plus understanding and applying the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) E & M documentation guidelines (DG). 
  • Official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for diagnostic coding, including guidelines for outpatient coding and information on how to identify the special circumstances specified in the guidelines. 
  • Information on when to use unlisted procedures. 
  • National and local HCPCS codes and modifiers.

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

This nationally recognized Advanced Medical Coding for the Physician's Office (ACPO) online program will teach you diagnostic and procedural coding using CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II coding manuals. This is an advanced program, designed for students with previous medical coding experience. Prior to enrolling for this program, you should have already completed basic coding education or our Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding (AMS w/MBC) or Medical Billing and Coding program.

Preparation for the Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS-P) certification exam is included in this program. The textbook for this program and the guide for certification preparation are provided. In addition, this program also helps prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.

  • Evaluation and Management Services
  • Medicine 
  • Radiology 
  • Pathology and Laboratory 
  • Integumentary System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Respiratory System
  • Urinary Systems
  • Female Genital System and Maternity Care/Delivery
  • Nervous System
  • Eye and Auditory Systems
  • Anesthesia
  • Reimbursements plus HCPCS Level II Coding
  • ICD-10-CM Coding

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.  Why would I want a national coding certification?

Many coders desire to take the next step in their career by obtaining a coding certification. These certifications demonstrate a high level of achievement and proficiency, which employers look for. In addition, certified coders often have more job opportunities and command higher salaries.

2.  Can I register for programs if I am an international student? 
   

Yes, because our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

3.  How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program. 

4.  Do I have to buy additional materials?

If you don't have access to current coding books, you'll be responsible for obtaining them. Students are also responsible for the costs of any certification exams.

5.  Does this program prepare for a national certification?


Yes, the Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office Program prepares students to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association. 

6.  Can I get financial assistance?

our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

7.  What happens when I complete the program?


Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

8.  Am I guaranteed a job?

our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

9.  Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

10.  What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs, and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

11.  Can I use a Mac?


Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10.  When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: 
Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?


The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

LaTisha Cottingham has over 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has four years of teaching experience in the fields of medical billing and coding and medical assisting. Currently she is employed as the lead instructor for the Allied Health Department for a local career institute. LaTisha’s field of expertise is in the area of physician-based inpatient coding and Emergency Department coding. She holds certifications including Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). LaTisha is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the National Healthcare Association (NHA), where she is a test proctor.

LaTrisha Howard has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. LaTrisha has expertise in coding inpatient, outpatient, and ER medical records. In addition to her experience in coding, she has experience in chart auditing and physician education. LaTrisha is currently working as an ER coder and auditor for a physician billing and consulting service and holds a CCS and CPC certification, as well as being a member of AHIMA and AAPC.

Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration, including billing and coding, for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a Master's Degree in Leadership and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management and is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and is a published author on the new ICD-10 coding system. She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), and owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.

About this Course

Take the next step in your career and prepare for the Certified Procedural Coding national certification exam 

Continuous changes in the medical billing and coding profession, as well as HIPAA changes, have created an incredible demand for people trained in coding. The Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office program is designed for students who have previous coding experience, have a basic coding education, or have completed the Our Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding (AMS w/MBC) or Medical Billing and Coding program.

CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II coding are covered in this program, along with information on the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), compliance and reimbursement issues, Official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, and much more. You'll get important tips to increase your accuracy in code selections and make the billing process smoother, resulting in quicker and better reimbursement.

This program will also prepare you for the Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS-P) certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). In addition, this program also helps prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.

Before registering for the Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office program, you should have an understanding of CPT Coding (CPT), ICD-10-CM (ICD-10) and HCPCS coding principles. After a brief review of the basics of coding, the program will cover the following areas:

  • ICD-10 diagnostic coding, including subcategories and supplementary classifications.
  • CPT coding: How to use modifiers, specific codes, and section guidelines, and how to remain up-to-date with CPT coding changes. 
  • Critical steps for better reimbursement through increased accuracy and compliance in CPT coding. 
  • Evaluation & Management (E/M) Code: Simplifying code selection, plus understanding and applying the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) E & M documentation guidelines (DG). 
  • Official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for diagnostic coding, including guidelines for outpatient coding and information on how to identify the special circumstances specified in the guidelines. 
  • Information on when to use unlisted procedures. 
  • National and local HCPCS codes and modifiers.

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

This nationally recognized Advanced Medical Coding for the Physician's Office (ACPO) online program will teach you diagnostic and procedural coding using CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II coding manuals. This is an advanced program, designed for students with previous medical coding experience. Prior to enrolling for this program, you should have already completed basic coding education or our Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding (AMS w/MBC) or Medical Billing and Coding program.

Preparation for the Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS-P) certification exam is included in this program. The textbook for this program and the guide for certification preparation are provided. In addition, this program also helps prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.

  • Evaluation and Management Services
  • Medicine 
  • Radiology 
  • Pathology and Laboratory 
  • Integumentary System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Respiratory System
  • Urinary Systems
  • Female Genital System and Maternity Care/Delivery
  • Nervous System
  • Eye and Auditory Systems
  • Anesthesia
  • Reimbursements plus HCPCS Level II Coding
  • ICD-10-CM Coding

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.  Why would I want a national coding certification?

Many coders desire to take the next step in their career by obtaining a coding certification. These certifications demonstrate a high level of achievement and proficiency, which employers look for. In addition, certified coders often have more job opportunities and command higher salaries.

2.  Can I register for programs if I am an international student? 
   

Yes, because our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

3.  How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program. 

4.  Do I have to buy additional materials?

If you don't have access to current coding books, you'll be responsible for obtaining them. Students are also responsible for the costs of any certification exams.

5.  Does this program prepare for a national certification?


Yes, the Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office Program prepares students to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association. 

6.  Can I get financial assistance?

our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

7.  What happens when I complete the program?


Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

8.  Am I guaranteed a job?

our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

9.  Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

10.  What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs, and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

11.  Can I use a Mac?


Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10.  When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: 
Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

11.  What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?


The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

LaTisha Cottingham has over 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has four years of teaching experience in the fields of medical billing and coding and medical assisting. Currently she is employed as the lead instructor for the Allied Health Department for a local career institute. LaTisha’s field of expertise is in the area of physician-based inpatient coding and Emergency Department coding. She holds certifications including Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). LaTisha is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the National Healthcare Association (NHA), where she is a test proctor.

LaTrisha Howard has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. LaTrisha has expertise in coding inpatient, outpatient, and ER medical records. In addition to her experience in coding, she has experience in chart auditing and physician education. LaTrisha is currently working as an ER coder and auditor for a physician billing and consulting service and holds a CCS and CPC certification, as well as being a member of AHIMA and AAPC.

Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration, including billing and coding, for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems, a Master's Degree in Leadership and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management and is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and is a published author on the new ICD-10 coding system. She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), and owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES103
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 months to complete this program
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 100 Hours

Career Prospects

Please note that this course is for coders who are seeking training in advanced physician coding, not hospital coding. It is designed for coders working in, or seeking employment in, a physician’s office, clinic, or group practice. 

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