LCCC

On-Line: Explore a Career in Medical Coding

Course Number:ZOLNE2G01
CEUs:2.4
Begin Date:2018-12-12
End Date:2018-02-01
Days/Times:null Anytime, Day or Night
Number of Sessions:12
Tuition:$135.00
Location:On-Line
Description:Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this course, you'll learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field—doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes, insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home. We'll go through each of the main systems of the human body - integumentary (skin), musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and male and female genitourinary—outlining the medical terminology, conditions, diseases, injuries, treatments, and procedures you'll see most often in each of those systems. Along the way, we'll go through lots of real-world examples and coding exercises to get you using your coding tools in conjunction with your analytical skills to come up with just the right codes to describe any medical situation. In the process, you'll get all the hands-on experience you'll need to code medical insurance claims with confidence. By the end of this course, you'll know how to find your way through both the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM manual, and you'll be well on your way to a career as a medical coder! Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, and the Internet Explorer or Netscape or Firefox Web browser. You'll need access to both of the main medical coding books we'll use in this course: the 2007 CPT manual, Professional Edition and the 2007 ICD-9-CM Physician Edition (spiral-bound editions recommended for both books). No prior medical experience is required, but knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy will be helpful.
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