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2014 CEU Coding Scenarios for the Professional Coder Part 1

The 2014 CEU Coding Scenarios for the Professional Coder Part 1 consists of 6 sections that highlight and test your knowledge in the following:

  • Surgery Guidelines
  • 10000 Section: Integumentary
  • 20000 Section: Musculoskeletal
  • 30000 Section: Respiratory, Cardiovascular
  • 40000 Section: Digestive
  • 50000 Section: Urinary and M/F Reproductive

You will need your 2014 CPT® book to complete the coding scenarios.

The CEU Coding Scenarios are Self-Paced so you can log in and out as you wish and complete them at your own pace. There are 10 scenarios within each section.

Price: $69.00

Approved by AAPC for 6 CEUs with successful completion of post-test

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2014 CEU Coding Scenarios for the Professional Coder Part 2

The 2014 CEU Coding Scenarios for the Professional Coder Part 2 consists of 7 sections that highlight and test your knowledge in the following:

  • 00100 Section: Anesthesia
  • 60000 Section: Endocrine, Nervous, Eye and Ear
  • 70000 Section: Radiology
  • 80000 Section: Pathology and Laboratory
  • 90000 Section: Medicine
  • Category II and III
  • Anatomy

You will need your 2014 CPT® book to complete the coding scenarios.

The CEU Coding Scenarios are Self-Paced so you can log in and out as you wish and complete them at your own pace. There are 10 scenarios within each section.

Price: $74.00

Approved by AAPC for 6.5 CEUs with successful completion of post-test

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2014 CEU Coding Scenarios for the Professional Coder Part 3

The 2014 CEU Coding Scenarios for the Professional Coder Part 3 consists of 7 sections that highlight and test your knowledge in the following:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Coding Concepts
  • Evaluation and Management Services
  • Evaluation and Management Guidelines
  • HCPCS Level II
  • ICD-9
  • Modifiers

You will need your 2014 CPT®, ICD-9, and HCPCS Level II books to complete the coding scenarios.

The CEU Coding Scenarios are Self-Paced so you can log in and out as you wish and complete them at your own pace. There are 10 scenarios within each section.

Price: $79.00

Approved by AAPC for 7 CEUs with successful completion of post-test

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2014 CEU Coding Scenarios for E/M

The 2014 CEU Coding Scenarios for E/M consists of 6 sections that highlight and test your knowledge in the following:

  • Evaluation and Management Guidelines
  • Evaluation and Management Services
  • Critical Care
  • ICD-9
  • Anatomy
  • Medical Terminology

You will need your 2014 CPT® and ICD-9books to complete the coding scenarios.

The CEU Coding Scenarios are Self-Paced so you can log in and out as you wish and complete them at your own pace. There are 10 scenarios within each section.

Price: $69.00

Approved by AAPC for 6 CEUs with successful completion of post-test

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2014 CEU Coding Scenarios for the Payer

The 2014 CEU Coding Scenarios for the Payer consists of 7 sections that highlight and test your knowledge in the following:

  • Coding Rules and Applications
  • Surgery Guidelines
  • HCPCS Level II
  • ICD-9
  • Insurance
  • Anatomy
  • Medical Terminology
  • We have also included a bonus section of 10 scenarios based on the ICD-9 Diagnosis Codes.

You will need your 2014 CPT®, ICD-9, and HCPCS Level II books to complete the coding scenarios.

The CEU Coding Scenarios are Self-Paced so you can log in and out as you wish and complete them at your own pace. There are 10 scenarios within each section.

Price: $89.00

Approved by AAPC for 8 CEUs with successful completion of post-test

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ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment Practice Test

The CodingWebU.com ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment Practice Test will give you a real world chance to ensure you are ready to take the real assessment test. You’ll also be able to review the questions you got correct and incorrect, so you understand where you need additional education.

If you haven't started getting ready for the exam yet this is a perfect way to begin. This course will introduce you to the basics of ICD-10, get you use to using the book and prepare you for the assessment all at the same time.

The ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment is the only step of our training plan required for all certified AAPC members (excluding CPPM®, CPCO™, and CIRCC®). You should prepare yourself as you would for other exams or assessments. To ensure employers continue to have confidence in a certified coder’s ability to accurately code the current code sets, AAPC certified members will have two years to pass an open-book, online, unproctored assessment.

It will measure your understanding of ICD-10-CM format and structure, groupings and categories of codes, ICD-10-CM official guidelines, and coding concepts.

You can take the AAPC Proficiency Test beginning on October 1, 2013 and have to pass it by September 30, 2015.

Price: $59.00 $50.00

Provides Practice for the AAPC ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment.
NO CEUs available with this course.

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Group Packages

Complete Auditing Curriculum
The group package contains all of the Auditing Courses:
  • Chart Auditing: The Basics
  • The Auditing Breakdown; Finding the Right Code
  • CERT Audits: What is Medicare Looking For?
  • Recovery Audit Contractors - Will You Be a Target?
  • E/M Chart Auditing: How to Audit

Price: $230.00 $184.00

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Complete Medical Terminology Curriculum
The group package contains all of the Medical Terminology Courses:
  • Cardiology
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Respiratory System
  • Endocrine System
  • Integumentary System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Nervous System
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscles and Joints

Price: $330.00 $264.00

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Complete Anatomy Curriculum
The group package contains all of the Anatomy Courses:
  • Circulatory System
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Integumentary System
  • Male Reproductive System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Muscles and Joints
  • Respiratory System
  • Skeletal System
  • The Ear
  • Urinary System
  • Nervous System

Price: $365.00 $292.00

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Complete ICD Coding Curriculum
The group package contains all of the ICD Coding Courses:
  • ICD-9 Coding: Preparing for 2012
  • Converting from ICD-9 to ICD-10: The Guidelines
  • ICD-10: aka Coding Difficult Diagnosis

Price: $130.00 $104.00

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Complete Physician Practice Management Curriculum
The group package contains all of the Physician Practice Management Courses:
  • Meaningful Use and You
  • Front Office Functions in the Physician Practice
  • Understanding Insurances and Legislations Affecting the Physician Practices
  • Professional Billing in Physician Practices
  • Posting and Maintaining Accounts in the Physician Practices
  • Resolving Outstanding Account Balances in the Physician Practices
  • The Impacts of Medical Necessity and ABN's in Physician Practices

Price: $265.00 $212.00

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Complete Physiology Curriculum
The group package contains all of the Physiology Courses:
  • Physiology: Anatomy of the Cell and Cell Division
  • Physiology: Anatomy of Tissues
  • Physiology: Anatomy of the Skin
  • OB/GYN: Physiology: Anatomy of the Skeletal System

Price: $120.00 $96.00

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Complete OB/GYN Curriculum
The group package contains all of the OB/GYN Courses:
  • OB/GYN: E&M Basics - Anatomy of Code-Outpatient Visits and Preventive Care Services
  • OB/GYN: Coding and Documentation for Inpatient Services, Emergency Department and Observation Care Services
  • OB/GYN: Coding for Gynecological Surgery and Office Procedures
  • OB/GYN: Coding and Documentation for Obstetric Complications

Price: $170.00 $136.00

4 courses. Approved for 4.5 CEUs.

  • OB/GYN: E&M Basics - Anatomy of Code-Outpatient Visits and Preventive Care Services (1.5 CEUs for AAPC)
  • OB/GYN: Coding and Documentation for Inpatient Services, Emergency Department and Observation Care Services (1 CEU for AAPC)
  • OB/GYN: Coding for Gynecological Surgery and Office Procedures (1 CEU for AAPC)
  • OB/GYN: Coding and Documentation for Obstetric Complications (1 CEU for AAPC)
  • Continuing Education

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    Medical Terminology

    Medical Terminology - Integumentary System

    In this session, you will gain an understanding medical terms of the skin. If there is something wrong with the epidermis more problems can occur in the body, such as diseases or infections.

  • Medical terms related to the integumentary system
  • Word roots for the integumentary system
  • The three layers of skin and their functions
  • The purpose of the skin and body membranes
  • The accessory organs of the skin
  • Define some vocabulary terms to help you make the best coding choices for the integumentary system

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

    Continuing Education

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    Medical Terminology - Nervous System

    The nervous system is comprised of three distinct subsystems. The tissues, nerve fibers, nerves, and tracts work together to control the actions and reactions of the body. The nervous system is always “on-call” to adjust to changes that are occurring outside and inside your body.

  • Recognize the combining forms of the nervous system
  • List the major organs of the nervous system and their functions
  • Describe the components of a nerve
  • Distinguish between the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and autonomic nervous system
  • Build nervous system medical terms from word parts
  • Define some vocabulary terms to help you make the best coding choices for the nervous system

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

    Continuing Education

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    Medical Terminology - Respiratory System

    Rhino and naso are prefixes which both mean nose, the start of the journey for the flow of air from the nose to the lungs. The primary function of the respiratory system is to supply the body with oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. Respiratory rate is the number of breaths a patient takes in one minute. Learn more about the terms used to complete this process.

  • Recognize the combining forms for the respiratory system
  • List the major organs of the respiratory system and their functions
  • Understand the process of respiration
  • Build respiratory system medical terms from word parts
  • Define some vocabulary terms to help you make the best coding choices for the respiratory system

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Medical Terminology - Cardiology

    Endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis…. The word ending "-itis" is used repeatedly, but the prefix is for different parts of the heart. –itis means inflammation. The prefix and suffix changes can alter the meaning of a term without changing its central meaning by keeping the root the same.

  • Recognize the combining forms for the cardiovascular system
  • List the major organs of the cardiovascular system and their functions
  • Describe the flow of blood through the heart and the body
  • Explain how the electrical conduction system controls the heartbeat.
  • Build cardiovascular system medical terms from word parts
  • Define some vocabulary terms to help you make the best coding choices for the cardiovascular system

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Medical Terminology - Digestive System

    The purpose of the digestive system is to process food so that it may be absorbed by cells. Starting at the mouth, and moving through the alimentary canal, other organ systems contribute to the process. Knowing the digestive pathway is an important part of your knowledge base.

  • Recognize the combining forms for the digestive system.
  • List the major organs of the alimentary canal and their functions.
  • Describe the function of the accessory organs of the digestive system.
  • Build digestive system medical terms from word parts.
  • Define some vocabulary terms to help you make the best coding choices for the digestive system.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Medical Terminology - Urinary System

    Terminology to watch for in the urinary system can create significant differences in your understanding of the patient anatomy and how the procedure was performed. From a simple urinary tract infection to a kidney transplant, this session will help you be secure in your urinary terminology.

  • Recognize the combining forms for the urinary system
  • List the major organs of the urinary system and their functions
  • Describe kidney functions and urine production
  • Build urinary system medical terms from word parts
  • Define some vocabulary terms to help you make the best coding choices for the urinary system

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Medical Terminology - Female Reproductive System

    Knowledge of the vocabulary of the terms relating to the female reproductive systems can be very useful in your professional life. Starting with the basic understanding of the functions of each system, we will review the terminology needed to assess your comprehension of the definitions the system.

  • Recognize the combining forms of the system
  • List the major organs of the female reproductive system and their functions
  • Use medical terms to describe circumstances relating to pregnancy
  • Build female reproductive system medical terms from word parts
  • Define some vocabulary terms to help you make the best coding choices for the female reproductive system.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

    Continuing Education

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    Medical Terminology - Male Reproductive System

    Knowledge of the vocabulary of the terms relating to the male reproductive system can be very useful. Starting with the basic understanding of the functions of prefixes and suffixes, we will review the terminology needed to assess your comprehension:

    • Recognize the combining forms.
    • List the major organs of the male reproductive system and their functions.
    • Build male reproductive system medical terms from word parts.
    • Define some vocabulary terms to help you make the best coding choices.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

    Continuing Education

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    Medical Terminology - Skeletal

    The skeletal system provides protection (such as the skull for the brain), support and movement for the body frame, a calcium storage area, and more. “Build” skeletal system medical terms from word parts in this module!

  • Recognize the combining forms for the skeletal system.
  • List the major organs of the skeletal system and describe their functions.
  • Recognize the components of a long bone.
  • Build skeletal system medical terms from word parts.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

    Continuing Education

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    Medical Terminology - Muscles and Joints

    The primary function of the muscles and joints is to support the movement of the human body. So stretch and bend… and continue this exercise to learn more about the terms used for the muscles and joints!

  • Recognize the combining forms for the muscles and joints.
  • Describe the characteristics of the three types of muscle tissue.
  • Distinguish the major muscles of the body and use movement terminology.
  • Define some vocabulary terms to help you make the best coding choices for the muscles and joints.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

    Continuing Education

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    Medical Terminology - Endocrine System

    The Endocrine system controls and regulates the complex activities of the body. The Endocrine system secretes hormones into the blood stream. These secretions come from a variety of glands which control various organs of the body. Learn the medical terminology for these various glands and hormones.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

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    Anatomy

    Anatomy: Integumentary: Full Coverage - The Skin
    Throughout the body, the skin's characteristics (thickness, color, texture) vary. For instance, the head contains more hair follicles than anywhere else, while the soles of the feet contain none. In addition, the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands are much thicker. Test your understanding about the skin – there is more than you see on the surface.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Anatomy: Skeletal System – Head to Toe
    The skeletal system includes a system of:

  • Bones

  • Supporting structures include:
      Bursa, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, cartilage
    The skeletal system provides:

  • Form, strength, and protection to the body.

    Various bone types work together in this body system.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Anatomy: Respiratory System – The Aero Plane
    The respiratory system is composed of the organs involved in the interchange of gasses between an individual and the atmosphere.

    This system consists of the air passageways and organs: nasal cavities, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and lungs, including the bronchi, bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and alveoli.

    The respiratory muscles also contribute to the process.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Anatomy: Circulatory – From Arteries to Veins

    The cardiovascular system is not just about the heart, but also involves the circulation of blood through the body. When someone says “circulatory”, most of us think about the heart first, but the arteries and veins play a big role in the circulatory system too.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

    Continuing Education

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    Anatomy: Digestive – The Ins and Outs
    Each year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with digestive disorders, ranging from the occasional upset stomach to the more life-threatening colorectal cancer. They encompass disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Anatomy: Urinary - The Internal Plumbing System
    Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract in both genders, and with the genital tract or reproductive system in the male. Urogenital is a word that refers to the urinary and genital organs. Those organs include the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra – the “internal plumbing” to remove liquid wastes from the body. Find out more about the anatomy and functions of the production, storing, and excretion processes.

    Price: $40.00 $35.00

    1 hour of education

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    Anatomy: Male Reproductive System

    The male reproductive system consists multiple complex parts that facilitate production and delivery of sperm.

    Learn more about the contributions made by the various parts along this roadway.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Anatomy: Female Reproductive System
    The female reproductive system is a complex group of organs that is controlled by hormonal involvement. The stages of puberty, the onset of menstruation, changes during pregnancy, and delivery of a newborn will be reviewed.

    Our look at this system will include anatomic sites for the reproductive system as well as the changes that occur to other organ systems during pregnancy. To complete the cycle, we will wrap up with female menopause.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Anatomy: The Nervous System – an Internal Conversation
    Comprised of specialized tissue that controls the actions and reactions of the body and the way it adjusts to changes occurring inside and outside the body. In addition to the brain and spinal cord, principal organs of the nervous system “talk” to the sensory receptors in other parts of the body. Learn more about the three main parts of the nervous system, and other functions of the nervous system.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Anatomy: Endocrine System – Body System Integration

    Comprised of small organs that involve the release of hormones, the endocrine system integrates many body functions. It controls growth, metabolism, and various other organs. There are also other “players” that provide hormones and interact with the endocrine system. Learn more about targets, receptors, and secretions and how they all work in concert in the human body.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Anatomy: The Ear - Sensory Reception
    Ears work in tandem with auditory nerves. They send auditory impulses to the temporal lobes of the cerebrum, and these structures together form the auditory apparatus.

    The ear has three distinct and separate divisions:

  • Outer ear (external ear)
  • Middle ear (tympanic cavity)
  • Inner ear (labyrinth)
  • Learn more about the anatomy of the ear and its relationship with other parts of the human anatomy.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Anatomy: Bursa, Muscles, Joints, Ligaments, Cartilage

    The primary function of the muscles and joints is to support the movement of the human body. So stretch and bend… and continue this exercise to learn more about the functions of the muscles, joints, etc.

    The musculoskeletal support system includes a system of:

    • Bursa
    • Muscles
    • Joints
    • Tendons
    • Ligaments
    • Cartilage

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

    Continuing Education

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    Physiology

    Physiology: Anatomy of the Cell & Cell Division
    Cells are the building blocks of all life. They are the foundation from which all plant and animal life grows from.

    In this session, we will examine the structure of the cell and how cells reproduce to produce more cells for growth and repair of the body.

    Price: $35.00 $30.00

    1 hour of education

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    Physiology: Anatomy of Tissues
    Cells do not function in isolation. When working together, they join together to form tissues that perform specific functions. It is important to understand how tissues function within the body in order to be able to associate the various tissues involved in injury. These injuries can arise from disease, infection or trauma.

    Throughout this course, we will cover the following:

    • Types of tissues
    • Categorization and classification of tissues
    • Tissue roles and functions

      Price: $35.00 $30.00

      1 hour of education

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      Physiology: Anatomy of the Skin
      A group of organs operating together to perform specialized functions is a system. The integumentary system is composed of the skin, hair, nails and sweat and oil glands. The integumentary system is the body’s protective barrier against potentially invasive substances and organisms in the external environment.

      Price: $35.00 $30.00

      Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

      Continuing Education

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      Physiology: Anatomy of the Skeletal System
      The skeletal systems is the framework of the body. It is formed by a several types of bones throughout the body. It provides support and assists other organs in their functions. The adult human skeleton consists of 206 bones grouped in two principal divisions: the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton.

      Price: $35.00 $30.00

      Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

      Continuing Education

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      Auditing

      Chart Auditing - "The Basics"

      Chart auditing is an important part of every medical practice. Regardless of who the audit is being performed by… an employee of the practice or a third party payer, it is vital for every employee involved with the medical chart to possess the knowledge, skills and abilities of basic chart auditing.

      This course is designed to provide an introduction to medical chart auditing. It is designed in an easy step by step format to explain the processes involved in performing a medical chart audit.

      This is an introductory auditing course developed to help the student gain confidence in chart auditing practices and to prepare the student for more advanced chart audit courses.

      Price: $50.00

      Approved for 1.5 CEU by the AAPC with successful completion of post-test

      Continuing Education

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      The Auditing Breakdown; Finding the Right Code
      Medical coding and billing is an ever changing field. Coders have to be able to look at documentation, understand, and confirm the levels of care. Auditing will soon become a daily task for most of us in this field.

      "The Auditing Breakdown; Finding the Right Code", touches on the 1995 and 1997 guidelines, audit tools, and determining the level of service by using these guidelines. It also provides clarification on the use of a few of the Evaluation and Management codes from a Medicare standpoint.

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      CERT Audits: What is Medicare Looking For?
      CMS has put many programs in place to insure the accuracy of physician billing. Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) is one of those programs. CERT audits can happen to any physician at any time.

      "CERT Audits: What is Medicare Looking For" is designed to help you understand the CERT process and to help guide you through a CERT audit. This course explains the process and what you would need to submit in the event your physician is subject to a CERT audit. It also provides you with helpful hints on being proactive with auditing in your practice.

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      Recovery Audit Contractors - Will You Be a Target?
      Although Medicare audits are not new, the Recovery Audit Contractor program is the most intense review of provider services to date. Investigations include hospitals, physicians and suppliers who bill fee-for-service claims to Medicare.

      Claims that are determined to be incorrectly paid will be subject to recovery of funds against the provider. This program will advise you of areas that are under review as well as assist you in identifying areas of weakness and provide suggestions to improve your overall process.

      Price: $59.00 $50.00

      2 hours of education

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      E/M Chart Auditing: How to Audit
      Auditing made simple. This course breaks down every part of an Evaluation and Management code. It has real life examples and gives step by step instruction on how to complete an audit. It will help you to understand every part of the evaluation and management coding system, breaking down each of the three key components: history, examination and medical decision making.

      By the end of this course you will have a better understand of each component within an E/M code, be able to recognition the HPI (history of present illness) elements, Review of system elements, and past, family, social history elements. As well as determine the examination level based on either ’95 or ’97 guidelines. You will be able to understand how to make sense of the medical decision making tables to give you the overall level of medical decision making and help you to select the most appropriate code based on the documentation provided.

      Price: $55.00 $50.00

      1.5 hours of education

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      ICD

      Converting from ICD-9 to ICD-10: The Guidelines
      ICD-10-CM coding system should be effective on October 1, 2014. To prepare to use the new diagnosis code set, coders should begin to become familiar with the guidelines they will need to know to use the ICD-10 coding system. Learn more about what will still be the same, will be similar, and what will be new in this review of the guidelines for ICD-10 diagnosis.

      Price: $59.00 $50.00

      2 hours of education

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      ICD-9 Coding: Preparing for 2011
      The new codes for ICD-9 for 2011 and the most new choices in the V code chapter. However, there are some new codes that have been added that identify significant clinical conditions we could not capture before. All of these new codes become effective October 1st, Make sure you hear all the details about the changes coming your way in our new course - available to you when you want it - to fit your busy schedule!

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      ICD-10: aka Coding Difficult Diagnosis
      Curious about ICD-10? What are some of the other steps needed before the magic date of October 1, 2014? Learn more about changes needed to prepare for this latest impact facing coders and the health care industry. You can also test your knowledge on some of the rules for ICD-9 and ICD-10 and see that they are very similar! But, when it comes to ICD-10 procedural coding, you will be faced with new challenges, so come and take a look at what's in store!

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      ICD-9 Coding: Updates from 2012
      The new ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes went into effect October 1, 2011. This date marks the last regular annual update to the ICD-9-CM code set before the partial code freeze! On October 1, 2012, there will be only limited code updates to ICD-9-CM to capture new technology and new diseases. Join us to learn about these changes and learn how they will impact your coding to use the best codes for the year. Remember, there will be no updates to ICD-9-CM on October 1, 2014, since ICD-10-CM/PCS will go into effect on that date!

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      Evaluation & Management

      The "Nuts and Bolts" of Evaluation and Management Coding

      The “Nuts and Bolts” of Evaluation and Management Coding consists of seven (7) sections. Throughout this course, you will:

      Walk the physicians through selecting the key components of a patient encounter: History, Exam and Medical Decision-Making. Teach them the documentation requirements when time/counseling becomes the overriding factor.

      Define the criteria for a new vs. established patient.

      Review documentation of the appropriate use of initial admission codes, subsequent visits, discharge services and critical care.

      Clarify the documentation requirements related to office or other outpatient and inpatient, Explain the appropriate use of Pre-Operative Consults and medical necessity.

      Walk the physicians through the documentation requirements/guidelines of a nursing home visit: Admission and Subsequent Visits and Discharge Services.

      Review the teaching physician documentation requirements with residents.

      Go through Clinical Exercises on different patient types.

      Price: $75.00 $70.00

      Approved by AAPC for 5 CEUs. with successful completion of post-test

      Continuing Education

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      OB/GYN

      OB/GYN: E&M Basics - Anatomy of Code-Outpatient Visits and Preventive Care Services

      Upon completion of this course, the participant shall be able to:

    • Identify the key components of an evaluation and management service.
    • List the appropriate documentation elements required within the history, physical examination and medical decision making of a new and established patient.
    • Apply the general documentation principles of an evaluation and management encounter as defined by the American Medical Association (AMA) and Medicare
    • Describe exceptions to the basic evaluation and management encounters and be able to code, document and bill for these services based on the amount of time spent with a patient.
    • Describe the differences between a “problem” visit versus a preventive care visit
    • Identify the differences between a significant and separately identifiable problem visit and an incidental finding during a preventive care visit and apply this knowledge in coding for both the significant problem visit and preventive care visit at the same patient encounter
    • List the specific documentation elements required for a preventive care encounter.
    • Identify the different documentation requirements for a Medicare Well-woman Exam and non-Medicare Well-woman exam.
    • Price: $55.00 $50.00

      Approved by AAPC for 1.5 CEUs. with successful completion of post-test

      Continuing Education

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      OB/GYN: Coding and Documentation for Inpatient Services, Emergency Department and Observation Care Services

      Upon completion of this course, the participant shall be able to:

      • Apply the basic evaluation and management coding and documentation guidelines in billing for hospital admissions, inpatient consults, subsequent care visits and Medicare’s shared-split visits.
      • List the specific key components required for the documentation of the history, exam and medical decision making (plan of care) of these inpatient services.
      • Identify the specific cases that qualify for billing as “critical care.”
      • Identify the clinical tasks that are inclusive/exclusive of discharge day management
      • Apply the teaching physician documentation rules when utilizing residents/medical students
      • Workflow common case scenarios when the physician “meets” the patient in the Emergency Department
      • List the specific key components required for the documentation of the history, exam and medical decision making (plan of care) of these “alternative settings” services.
      • Identify which CPT codes to bill for the Emergency Room visit, observation status, outpatient consult or outpatient visit codes.
      • Capture services for ED patients who were scheduled for hospital admission but were sent home instead.
      • Describe appropriate utilization of Non-physician providers such as CRNPs and PAs.

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

      Continuing Education

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      OB/GYN: Coding for Gynecological Surgery and Office Procedures

      Upon completion of this course, the participant shall be able to:

      • Identify the minimum documentation requirements for certain office procedures such as colonoscopy.
      • Apply the bundling edit guidelines to multiple surgical procedures.
      • Apply the appropriate modifiers to multiple surgical procedures.
      • Describe the appropriate procedural coding selection for certain gynecological services performed via laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and open procedures.

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

      Continuing Education

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      OB/GYN: Coding and Documentation for Obstetric Complications

      Upon completion of this course, the participant shall be able to:

      • Identify which antepartum and postpartum services are included and excluded from the global obstetric package.
      • Apply the diagnosis coding reporting guidelines to normal versus high risk pregnancy
      • Describe, identify and document the differences between a high risk pregnancy and normal pregnancy.
      • Define the documentation requirements for a complicated delivery
      • Apply the coding guidelines for various types of pregnancy termination (missed or incomplete abortions, elective, spontaneous, surgical management.
      • List the documentation requirements and diagnosis coding for ultrasounds, NST and Biophysical profile.

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

      Continuing Education

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      Specialty Coding

      Mastering Infectious Disease Coding

      Learn the coding intricacies of infectious diseases. Learn how and when to apply specific 900 codes in cases of infections. Do the terms MRSA, HIV, Hepatitis C and End-Stage AIDS cause confusion? Learn the particulars associated with these codes. This course will help one to know when certain codes are primary codes and others are required to be secondary codes. What is necessary to correctly address acute and chronic infectious conditions? Learn how vaccine coding may have different requirements for immuno-compromised patients. This course will assist the student in de-mystifying the often complex conditions in this category.

      Price: $45.00 $30.00

      1 hour of education

      Continuing Education

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      Medical Complications - Coding those Additional Conditions

      When coding medical conditions, some of the more difficult areas involve the problems following coding guidelines for linked codes from different systems.

      Conditions explored will include:

    • Diabetes and manifestations
    • Hypertension and renal disease
    • Hypertension and Cardiovascular/renal diseases
    • Related V codes
    • Price: $45.00 $30.00

      1.5 hours of education

      Continuing Education

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      Coding for Emergency Department Services

      Learn the differences between hospital and physician coding requirements, type A and type B emergency department coding, and trauma center requirements. This course will guide you through these scenarios and provide answers to your most frequent questions.

    • ED changes and similarities in the last 30+ years
    • Differences between professional & facility calculations
    • Point system
    • New ED rules
    • Price: $45.00 $40.00

      Approved by AAPC for 1 CEU. with successful completion of post-test

      Continuing Education

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      Coding Interventional Radiology

      One of the most difficult services to code is Interventional Radiology and its component coding requirements. Since Interventional Radiologists code for both the procedure and the imaging services, the coder must be aware of the different guidelines for each part of the service.

      This course will provide instructions and examples of a cross-section of services provided by these practitioners, including:

      • Arterial System
      • Venous System
      • Pulmonary System
      • Portal System
      • Lymphatic System
      • Catheterizations
      • Angiography
      • Therapeutic Procedures
      The course will also cover how to determine the orders of vascular families and the coding steps for complete coding.

      Price: $60.00

      2 hours of education

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      Coding for Burns, Lesions & Lacerations
      It’s All About the Skin!

      This session will discuss coding concepts for burns, lesions and lacerations.

      Specific coding guidelines will be highlighted for each type of skin defect, addressing both procedure and diagnosis.

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      Pain Management Injections
      Pain management is the discipline concerned with the relief of pain.

      Throughout this course you will be educated regarding specific pain management and pain therapy/treatment procedures, not limited to epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, pain center (facility) fees, and all other related professional services.

      We will be covering the following topics:

      • Medical Necessity
      • Epidural Steroid Injections or ESI’s
      • Facet Blocks
      • Transforaminal injections
      • Trigger Point Injections or TPI
      • Discograms
      • Pain Pumps

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      Modifiers - A Coder's Best Friend
      Modifiers can be a bit confusing, when to use them and when not to use them is the question many of us have. Modifiers can be a coder’s best friend if used correctly. This course will help you understand the importance of using modifiers correctly. Correct use of modifier can increase revenue and quickly send out a clean claim. This course will identify some of the more commonly used modifiers used in coding and billing and give everyday examples that are easy to understand. It will also review all the modifiers and when it is appropriate to use each one. This course gives the basics in modifier usage and will eliminate any confusion you have.

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      Common Surgeries performed by Neurosurgeons
      In this course we will learn common medical terms that are used in neurosurgical procedures. This presentation will include information regarding the following:
      • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
      • Posterior Cervical Fusion
      • Lumbar Laminectomy
      • Decompressive Lumbar Laminectomy
      • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
      • Hypophysectomy
      • Burr Holes
      • VP Shunt
      • Acoustic Neuroma

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      Revenue Management

      Front Office Functions in the Physician Practice: Before the Patient Encounter
      Front Office functions represent the beginning of the Revenue Cycle, because they usually include activities surrounding the first point of contact between a patient and the practice. The following are generally considered to be Front Office functions:
      • Pre-registration
      • Scheduling
      • Insurance verification
      • Financial counseling
      • Registration and check-in
      • Checkout
      • Point of service collections
      • Medical Records
      • End of day procedures

      Price: $40.00

      1.5 hours of education

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      Understanding Insurances and Legislations Affecting the Physician Practices
      This course is designed to give an overview of Insurances and the Legislation affecting the physician practices and will discuss:
      • Terminology
      • Government and non-government payers
      • Payment methodologies
      • Healthcare legislation
      • Healthcare oversight agencies

      Price: $40.00

      1.5 hours of education

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      Professional Billing in Physician Practices
      The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of the Billing function in a physician practice. In pursuit of that goal, we will focus on the following topics:
      • Charge Capture and Charge Entry
      • Billing Overview
      • Billing Staff
      • Types of Billing
      • Types of Claim Forms and Patient Statements
      • Billing Preparation
      • Billing Submission
      • Standard Policies and Procedures

      Price: $35.00

      1 hour of education

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      Posting and Maintaining Accounts in Physician Practices
      In this course, we will gain an understanding of the Account Maintenance function in a physician practice. Account Maintenance is one of the activities performed in the Back Office, sometimes known as the Billing Office. We will focus on the following topics:
      • An Account Maintenance Overview
      • Deposit Preparation and Posting

      Price: $35.00

      1 hour of education

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      Resolving Outstanding Account Balances in Physician Practices
      The Follow-up area in a physician Back Office is responsible for resolving outstanding account balances. The practice’s accounts receivable is comprised of these outstanding balances, and represents one of its largest assets.

      Throughout this course, we will be discussing the following:

      • Follow-up functions and Staff responsibilities
      • Standard Policies and Procedures
      • Legislation impacting following up on accounts
      • Tools and techniques to effectively follow up on accounts
      • Understanding the collection process

      Price: $40.00

      1.5 hours of education

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      The Impacts of Medical Necessity and ABN's in Physician Practices
      This course focuses on Medicare’s medical necessity and Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) regulations and processes, as they relate to physician practices. The course answers questions such as:
      • What is medical necessity, an NCD or LCD?
      • When should a facility verify that a test or procedure meets Medicare’s medical necessity criteria?
      • When should an ABN be obtained?
      • What if the patient refuses to sign an ABN?

      Price: $35.00

      1 hour of education

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      Compliance

      Meaningful Use and You
      This course will provide an overview of Meaningful Use. The following questions will be answered.
      • What type of Providers are eligible for the Meaningful Use Incentive?
      • What is required to be a meaningful user?
      • What is the incentive to participate?
      • Can Hospitals participate?
      • What is the Timeline for Participation?
      • How many objective are required to be a successful Meaningful User?

      Price: $45.00 $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      Compliance and the Coder: Understanding Your Responsibilities
      As a coding professional, whether you are credentialed through the AAPC or AHIMA, you have to abide by your professional association's Code of Ethics - first and foremost, which should guide you on knowing what is right and wrong in your workplace.

      Staying on the right side of the law is a clear goal for all Coding Professionals and identifying potential coding issues at the onset is key.

      Staying abreast of the OIG Annual Work Plan each October is a good way of keeping informed of what’s on the radar for the coming year.

      Price: $40.00

      1 hour of education

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      New CPT® Codes for 2012
      Join us to identify and describe the significant additions in CPT® for 2012. This presentation will alert coders about the addition of a new modifier which will impact future coding. We will take a look at the lab and path chapter – for some but not ALL of the new codes! A clean up of existing codes is incorporated into 2012 coding in our “back to basics” slides. Lastly we will take a peek at some Category III codes.

      Price: $50.00 $45.00

      1.5 Hours of Education.
      Must have been ordered by 1/31/2013 to obtain 1.5 CEUs through AAPC

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      When the Compliance and Coding Worlds Collide
      This course will provide an overview of the 7 elements of a compliance plan and explain how these 7 elements apply to the world of coding. As coders, we don’t always associate the need for compliance in our field, but in reality, there are many rules that we need to follow. There are times that someone may not make the right decision while coding, and we will discuss some of those reasons as well.

      We also review good documentation elements; some electronic health record compliance issues that have been identified and how all of this relates to you.

      Price: $40.00 $35.00

      1 hour of education

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      EHR

      Do Electronic Records Really Help the Coder?
      This course will review electronic health records and how they affect the coder’s job. We will review some examples of poor documentation practices and how coders can suggest corrections for future documentation.

      Price: $40.00 $35.00

      1 hour of education

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