Inpatient Coding is also called Hospital-Based Coding. This is coding complicated, detailed records for patients who were admitted to the hospital.
You want to choose this option if you are looking for a serious career path, with upward mobility and a greater income potential.
The Careerwize Inpatient (Hospital-Based) Coding Program includes everything that you need to learn in order to work in the field of medical coding, specifically coding inpatient records across a number of specialties. This program prepares you to take national certification tests for inpatient coders, including the CIC® and CCS®.
HCPCS Level II Codes are those codes that don’t fit under level I or CPT®. These include services and supplies that are not found anywhere else, such as ambulance services and prosthetics. HCPCS stands for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System, but in the industry everyone refers to it as “hick picks.” These are sometimes referred to as alpha-numeric codes because they contain both a letter and numbers. For example K0012 is the code for a lightweight motorized wheelchair.
This course teaches you how these Code Books are organized, and how to find the proper code when performing your work as an Outpatient Coder. In addition, there are what is known as Code Modifiers that you will need to apply. Learn what these modifiers are and how to use them.
When the ICD-10 replaced the ICD-9 in 2015, it meant going from 13,000 codes to 68,000 codes, and most professionals agree it improved the coding system and brought America in alignment with the rest of the world.
ICD-10-CM codes are diagnostic codes, or codes assigned to whatever a physician determines the patient’s diagnosis to be (or what is wrong with the patient). Your job will primarily be to find and assign the proper diagnostic codes to each record, in the proper order. This detailed, gamified, interactive course will teach you to do that.
This course also contains detailed instruction on Medical and Surgical Section Root Operations, how to select codes in the Medical and Surgical Related sections of the codebook, as well as codes for medical records which contain procedure in the Ancillary and New Technology Sections of the Codebook.
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