Learn ICD-10, HCPCS II, and CPT to prepare for the CPC® exam, then work your way to becoming a certified medical coder. In just eight Saturdays at Rutgers University, learn how to correctly code provider diagnosis and services to help optimize reimbursements and avoid costly compliance penalties.
Through classroom lectures, reading assignments, group activities, videos, and quizzes, this training program will cover: anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, coding basics, evaluation management (E/M), surgery, genital system, nervous system, urinary system, pathology, medicine and much more. All textbooks are included in the course fee. Lunches are also provided each day so that you can focus on learning.
With new knowledge in accurate medical coding and documentation, you will leave Rutgers better prepared to take the CPC® exam.
Attendees should have taken the following courses within the last 5 years and/or have 1-2 years of billing/coding experience:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Medical Terminology
Week 1: Introduction to Coding (ICD-10, HCPCS II and CPT) and Review of Anatomy & Physiology/Medical Terminology
- Identify the purpose of the CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II code books.
- Identify the information in the appendices of the CPT code book, HCPCS Level II code book, and ICD-10-CM code book.
- List the major features of HCPCS Level II codes.
Week 2: Evaluation Management (E/M) Services, Anesthesia, and Modifiers
- Explain the determination of the levels of E/M services.
- Review of modifier descriptions, documentation requirements, and anesthesia coding guidelines.
- Provide practical application of coding for E/M services.
Week 3: Surgery – Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, and Respiratory System
- Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CPT code criteria for the Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, and the Respiratory System.
- Provide practical application of coding operative reports for the Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, and the Respiratory System.
Week 4: Surgery – Cardiovascular System and Digestive System
- Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CPT code criteria for the Cardiovascular System and the Digestive System.
- Provide practical application of coding operative reports for the Cardiovascular System and the Digestive System.
Week 5: Genital System, Nervous System, and Urinary System
- Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CPT code criteria for the Genital System, Nervous System, and Urinary System.
- Provide practical application of coding operative reports for the Genital System, Nervous System, and Urinary System.
Week 6: Pathology and Laboratory
- Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CPT code criteria for Pathology and Laboratory.
- Provide practical application of coding for Pathology and Laboratory.
Week 7: Medicine
- Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CPT code criteria for the Medicine section of CPT.
- Provide practical application of coding for the Medicine section of CPT.
Week 8: Refresher
- Review course material in preparation for the CPC exam.
View course flyer (PDF).
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION
The instructional methods used in this course include reading assignments, practice exercises and other assignments, audio/video lectures, and chapter review quizzes.
To receive a certificate of completion, students must successfully complete the course within the allotted time-frame.
Successful course completion includes:
- An attempt of all required assignments; and
- A passing score of 70% or higher on all module quizzes.
A certification of completion will be awarded upon successful completion.
LESLIE BOLES currently serves as a Compliance Audit Manager at Saint Peter's Healthcare System. She has more than 7 years of experience in healthcare, coding, auditing and compliance in the hospital inpatient/outpatient settings, and physician coding education.
Leslie has developed and implemented multiple training programs on physician coding and documentation, Medicare and Medicaid policy and compliance programs for certified coders. She is a subject matter expert in the areas of E/M, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, OBGYN, General Surgery, Cardiology and Anesthesia coding. She prides herself in presenting very complex coding and documentation regulations in a simplified manner to physicians, clinicians and coding professionals.
She has the credentials of CCS, CPC, CPMA, CHC and CPC-I from the American Academy of Professional Coders, American Health Information Management Association and the Health Care Compliance Association. She is member of the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), NJ chapter. She is a coding mentor for the local AAPC and AHIMA chapters and is a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Here's what past students have said about instructor Leslie Boles and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Preparation Program:
- "Leslie Boles is a competent, well prepared, and relatable instructor for the CPC Training Course. She incorporates a good mix of verbal and visual tools to relay the intended message. She uses real life examples to tie the content to our everyday work to make it easier to remember. She answers questions clearly and concisely and creates a comfortable environment where you do not feel intimidated to ask a question. I feel confident going into my exam thanks to Leslie."
- "You have done an exceptional job teaching this course. I came into this course feeling overwhelmed, but with your PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, and encouraging words, my level of fear has decreased. I appreciate the way you uplift the entire class and share your stories of taking the CPC exam. You give us hope that we all will succeed! Thank you!"
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Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
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