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, 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!
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.
"I really wanted an 'in-person' experience after recently completing my undergrad completely online and finding the experience lacking. Our first class was in person, and Leslie's personality is so dynamic, I figured I'd give online a shot when COVID forced us to our homes. 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!"
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: Surgery – 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.
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."
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."