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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Preparation Program

ONLINE COURSE

Course Code: HL0305WA22

Lake Management Training

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Next offering tentatively planned for Spring 2022. Join our email list to be notified when registration opens!

This is an 8-week class with 3-hour online class sessions meeting on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings from September 22 - November 20, 2021. There will be no class on October 20 or 23.

FALL 2021 COURSE SCHEDULE

  • Week One: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (6:00 - 9:00pm EDT) and Saturday, September 25, 2021 (10:00am - 1:00pm EDT)
  • Week Two: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 (6:00 - 9:00pm EDT) and Saturday, October 2, 2021 (10:00am - 1:00pm EDT)
  • Week Three: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (6:00 - 9:00pm EDT) and Saturday, October 9, 2021 (10:00am - 1:00pm EDT)
  • Week Four: Wednesday, October 12, 2021 (6:00 - 9:00pm EDT) and Saturday, October 16, 2021 (10:00am - 1:00pm EDT)
  • Week Five: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (6:00 - 9:00pm EDT) and Saturday, October 30, 2021 (10:00am - 1:00pm EDT)
  • Week Six: Wednesday, November 4, 2021 (6:00 - 9:00pm EDT) and Saturday, November 6, 2021 (10:00am - 1:00pm EDT)
  • Week Seven: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (6:00 - 9:00pm EST) and Saturday, November 13, 2021 (10:00am - 1:00pm EST)
  • Week Eight: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (6:00 - 9:00pm EST) and Saturday, November 20, 2021 (10:00am - 1:00pm EST)
Description

Learn ICD-10, HCPCS II, and CPT to prepare for the CPC® exam, then work your way to becoming a certified medical coder. Take this online course from the comfort of your own home, while learning how to correctly code provider diagnosis and services to help optimize reimbursements and avoid costly compliance penalties.

Through lectures, reading assignments, group activities, videos, homework, 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.

With new knowledge in accurate medical coding and documentation, you will complete this course better prepared to take the CPC® exam. Plus, all required textbooks are included in the course fee!

Photo of Past CPC Student Eileen Winrock

Wondering if an online course is right from you? Here's what Eileen Winrock, Practice Manager at Northwell Health, had to say about her experience in our online CPC course this spring.

"Being in a ZOOM meeting, we are all together and able to interact just like a regular classroom with a bonus of not having to travel anywhere. Leslie has a big personality and an absolute passion for what she does. She is relatable and clear, using real life examples to help solidify concepts. I feel I am prepared for the next step in my career, and would definitely take another class with Leslie as the instructor!"



PREREQUISITES
Attendees should have taken the following courses within the last 5 years and/or have 1-2 years of billing/coding experience:

  1. Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Medical Terminology

COURSE OUTLINE

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.

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.

Course Instructor
Leslie Boles, Medical Coding Course Instructor

Instructor: Leslie V. Boles, BA, MBA Candidate, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CHC, CPC-I, CRC
Leslie Boles currently serves as the Director of Compliance Audit at Waud Capital Partners and a Coding Instructor at Rutgers University. She has more than 13 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, OBGYN, General Surgery, Cardiology and Anesthesia coding. She prides herself in presenting very complex coding and documentation regulations in a simplified manner to physicians and clinicians.

She has the credentials of CCS, CPC, CPMA, CHC , CPC-I and CRC from the American Academy of Professional Coders, American Health Information Management Association and the Health Care Compliance Association. Leslie obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration from The University of Arizona. She is member of the Board of Directors and the Compliance Committee Co-Chair of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), NJ chapter. She is a coding mentor for the local AAPC and AHIMA chapters and enjoys mentoring young talents.

Antoinette Fried was nervous about attending the Rutgers CPC course because she hadn't been in a school setting in 30 years. "If it wasn't for her [Leslie], I don't think I would have gotten through this."

"Leslie calmed my every fear. She is an amazing instructor," Antoinette said. "Leslie doesn't leave you, she emailed and texted between classes. I felt like I was not alone."

Photo of Past CPC Student Antoinette Fried

Laura Soto currently works as a medical biller in NYC and took the Rutgers CPC class to shift her career towards coding. “What really interests me is the auditing, making sure the documentation is there. I like to research and check for fraud,” she said.

"Leslie is wonderful, she is the best teacher I have ever had. She does not just dictate out of the book, she puts the information in her own words and gives real life scenarios from her own life experience."

Photo of Past CPC Student Antoinette Fried

Textbooks

All required textbooks are included! Your course registration fee includes the following textbooks - a $450.00 value!

  • 2021 AMA CPT® Professional
  • 2021 HCPCS Level II Expert
  • 2021 ICD-10-CM Expert
  • 2021 CPC® Study Guide

The textbooks will be shipped to the address you provide when you register. They will be shipped on approximately September 15, 2021.

Fees

Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Payment plans are available with $500 initial deposit. Must be paid in full by September 15, 2021.

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

In-House CPC Training Available! Have a large group that needs this training? We can bring this course to you! For more information, call Sharon Gutterman at 848-932-7701 or send an email to gutterman@njaes.rutgers.edu.

Meals

No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course is being delivered via Zoom. You will receive more information as we move closer to the date and on September 15, 2021, you will receive an email with a link to access the course. Please log in 10 minutes before the course start time.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class.
  • Speakers and microphone are highly recommended but not necessary as a call in option is available.

IMPORTANT: A UNIQUE EMAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED FOR EACH REGISTRANT TO ACCESS OUR ONLINE COURSES

  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat or materials for registrations received after September 15, 2021.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Sharon Gutterman, 848-932-7701