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September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6 & 13

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Registration Fee $1,250 per person
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Certified Medical Coder (CMC)® validates training and knowledge as an outpatient coding professional.  Earning the CMC coding credential will improve confidence when communicating with physicians, third-party payers, patients and business associates.

Class Outline

Medical Terminology
  • Makeup and pronunciation of medical terms/words
  • Key review of the human body systems, illustrations and review of anatomic position and directional terms
  • Root words, prefixes, suffixes and supplemental terms
  • Combined forms associated with medical conditions
  • Definitions for common medical abbreviations
  • Analysis of physician orders and narratives
ICD-10-CM Coding
  • Instruction on the organization and groupings of ICD-10-CM
  • Accurate translation of medical terminology for diseases into codes
  • Designation of symbols, punctuations, abbreviations, keywords, unspecified codes and other coding conventions
  • Outline of the complete coding and reimbursement equation
  • Primary vs. secondary code selection
  • Diagnostic coding guidelines such as laterality, sequelae, etc.
  • CMS diagnostic coding guidelines
  • Differentiate between signs/symptoms and ill-defined conditions and a diagnosis
  • Correct rules and guidelines for assigning codes for neoplasms, adverse effects, pregnancy, childbirth, wounds, burns, injuries, HIV/AIDS, etc.
  • Unsubstantiated and borderline diagnoses
  • Application of ICD-10 coding conventions
  • How to determine the accurate diagnostic code order
  • Proper use of tables
  • Problem set exercises for hands-on comprehension
Procedural Coding - CPT® and HCPCS
  • Key elements of physician documentation that drive the assignment of CPT codes
  • Accurate code assignment through the application of coding guidelines
  • HCPCS/CPT coding process and steps
  • Format and conventions used in the HCPCS/CPT coding manuals
  • Global and unbundled procedures, and their impact on coding in CPT
  • Identify unlisted procedures and how to bill them
  • Modifier usage for appropriate reimbursement and efficient claims processing
  • Evaluation and management service types
  • E/M guidelines and levels of service
  • Medical record documentation as related to the application of E/M coding
  • Bundled services guidelines for surgery coding
  • New vs. established patient guidelines
  • Surgery coding guidelines
  • Hands-on exercises coding common procedures and services provided by physicians
Ancillary Services & Advanced Coding
  • Maternity and delivery services
  • Types of radiology services
  • Technical and professional component distinction
  • Billing supervision and interpretation (S&I) services
  • Laboratory procedure types
  • Billing for qualitative detection vs. quantitative detection
  • Billing laboratory panel tests
  • Types of pathology services
  • Coding services in the medicine section
  • Billing for administration of vaccines and immunizations
  • Types of dialysis
  • Guidelines used to assign ophthalmologic examinations
  • Advanced coding problem set exercises

Course Prerequisite
Candidates should have at least one year of medical coding experience. Participants with less than one year
of experience should complete supplemental coding and medical records training prior to enrolling in this program.

STUDENTS MUST BRING CURRENT ADDITIONS OF CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM & MEDICAL DICTIONARY (Books can be purchased online through Amazon or American Medical Association)

For added support, participants may elect to purchase the pre-recorded lecture (stream online) for an additional $299, available with live class enrollment.

The Certified Medical Coder (CMC)® program is approved for up to 29 CEUs for Practice Management Institute certified professionals (CMCO/ CMIS/CMOM). This program has prior approval from the American Medical Billing Association for 29 CEUs. All others seeking CEUs should verify credit guidelines with their organization prior to enrollment in this program.

This program includes classroom instruction, course manual, hands-on exercises, exam preparation
handbook, and six-hour certification exam. A passing score of 70% or better will confer with CMC certification.

Registration     Quantity

Registration Fee     $1,250.00
Registration Fee - $1,250.00
(Includes Course Manual & Exam)

Payment must be received prior to start of class
For questions, please contact Lynn Robinson at lynn.robinson@medsocdel.org
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations will result in a credit voucher good within a year of issuance. A refund less 20% processing fee may be requested if cancellation is received at least 7 days prior to the program. More details on this policy are posted at www.pmiMD.com/policies.asp.

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