The ExpertRating Online Medical Coding Course (leading to ExpertRating Medical Coding Certification).
Take your first
step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this
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to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or
surgical procedure. This knowledge will help prepare you to work
almost anywhere in the medical field—doctors' offices, clinics,
public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes,
insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home.
We'll go through each of the main systems of the human body—integumentary
(skin), musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular,
gastrointestinal, endocrine, and male and female
genitourinary—outlining the medical terminology, conditions,
diseases, injuries, treatments, and procedures you'll see most
often in each of those systems.
Along the way, we'll go through lots of real-world examples and
coding exercises to get you using your coding tools in
conjunction with your analytical skills to come up with just the
right codes to describe any medical situation. In the process,
you'll get all the hands-on experience you'll need to code
medical insurance claims with confidence. By the end of this
course, you'll know how to find your way through both the CPT
manual and the ICD-9-CM manual, and you'll be well on your way to
a career as a medical coder!
This course includes a knowledgeable and
caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons,
facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be Jennifer Della'Zanna.
ExpertRating Online Medical Coding Course
instructor :Jennifer Della'Zanna graduated from
Albright College in Reading, PA with a Bachelor of Arts degree. With
15 years' experience in the health care industry, she has worked as
a medical transcriptionist, receptionist, medical assistant,
practice administrator, biller, and coding specialist. She has
written and edited courses and study guides on medical coding,
transcription, and using technology in health care. She regularly
writes feature articles about health issues for online and print
publications. Jennifer is a member of the American Academy of
Professional Coders and the Association for Healthcare Documentation
Online Medical Coding
For taking this
instructor led ExpertRating Online Medical Coding Course you need
Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or
Mozilla Firefox Web browser. You'll need access to both of the main
medical coding books we'll use in this course: 2008 CPT manual,
Professional Edition 2008 ICD-9-CM,Physician Edition. The
spiral-bound editions are recommended for both books. The 2007
versions are also acceptable for this course. No prior medical
experience is required, but knowledge of medical terminology and
human anatomy will be helpful.
The ExpertRating Online Medical Coding Course has received
overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the
world. Here are a few:
at times it was difficult, I really enjoyed this class. Working with workers'
compensation claims, I knew this class would benefit me. This morning I got a
bill from a doctor's office. It contained the following entry: Office visit,
established, Level 4 (99214)! Did I ever feel smug recognizing that this was an
E/M code. Jennifer, everything we know and do has been taught to us. I think
"Teacher" should be a hallowed word. I shall always remember you as a teacher
who skillfully guided me through a course that was difficult on occasion,
frustrating on others, but ultimately rewarding. It was with your words of
encouragement that I prevailed and mastered the basics. My only regret is that
we did not meet, but I feel as if I know you as you've communicated with me and
the other students in a very special way. Thank you for setting me on a path to
a new career."
me, it has been a difficult but nonetheless rewarding class. I found your course
materials, assignments and supplemental references to be a great help and can't
imagine my succeeding without Jen's personal assistance and words of
Jen! I just want to take a second and tell you that I think your class is
wonderful. I really enjoy doing this and you make it easy (as easy as it can be)
to understand. It is so challenging and very much like a puzzle. I think I
missed (and now have found) my calling. It really makes me think."
can't say enough good things about Jennifer and her ability to teach this class.
I had absolutely no medical knowledge or experience and I was able to make 100%
on my final exam because of the way she is able to convey the information in an
easy to understand manner."
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What learning aids will I get?
ExpertRating Online Medical Coding Course includes the following learning aids:
24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the
ExpertRating Online Medical Coding Course is also provided
A friendly instructor to answer your questions online
A discussion area to have your questions answered
Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter
Chapter assignments to help you practically use the
Medical Coding that you will learn during the Medical Coding Skills Course.
What is the final exam like?
The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online Medical Coding Courseware that is provided along with the
Medical Coding Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the
ExpertRating Online Medical Coding Courseware.
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ExpertRating instructor led courses commence
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All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.
to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical records
and health information technicians is expected to increase by 18
percent through 2016 which is faster than the average.
Allocating a code to
a patient diagnosis and procedure in the medical billing and coding
process is the most vital step in the claim reimbursement process
from insurance carriers. Accurate allocation of the medical codes
ensures proper repayment for the services provided by the physicians
and healthcare providers.
There are two main coding systems
associated with health insurance claims processing-the International
Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification
(ICD-9-CM) used for medical diagnosis and Current Procedural
Terminology (CPT) for healthcare provider services and procedures.
While the ICD-9-CM coding explains the reason why the patient needed
healthcare services, the CPT codes represent the services that the
patient made use of. The ExpertRating Medical Coding Certification
will give you tips to accurately code and file the diagnosis
ExpertRating Online Medical Coding Course
Coverage (6 weeks program)
Wednesday - Lesson 01
The first lesson will
explore the history of
medical insurance and
medical coding. After that,
this lesson will take a few
minutes to get you familiar
with the coding books and
tools that medical coders
use. This lesson will finish
up with an important
discussion about patient
privacy and confidentiality.
Friday - Lesson 02
Lesson 2 will take a
close look at how
use medical codes in the
real world. You'll get
to know the common forms
medical coders use and
explore the different
types of medical codes
you'll find in your
coding books. By the
time you finish this
understand how the
different types of codes
come together on the
claim form and how they
tell the insurance
company a complete story
about any doctor-patient
Wednesday - Lesson 03
Lesson 3 will take a
detailed tour through
the CPT manual where
you'll find medical
codes for the procedures
and treatments doctors
and other medical
their patients. You'll
learn all about the CPT
symbols, modifiers, and
unlisted procedures. By
the end of this lesson,
you'll be looking up
your first codes!
Friday - Lesson 04
Similar to the last lesson,
this lesson will take a
detailed tour through the
other coding book you'll use
in this course, the
ICD-9-CM, which is where
you'll find the codes for
any disease, illness,
condition, or symptom that a
patient may have. You'll
learn all about the
formatting, and other
conventions; and you'll
learn where to find E-codes
and V-codes. By the end of
this lesson, you'll begin to
practice coding diagnoses.
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
Lesson 5 will be beginning
of a series of lessons that
will take students in depth
into just one body system at
a time so they can discuss
specific medical coding
situations for each area of
the human body. This lesson
will explore the
integumentary (skin) system.
It will review the code
categories for the most
common skin conditions,
infections, injuries, and
procedures, and then you'll
practice coding cases that
involve common skin
Friday - Lesson 06
In this lesson, you'll learn
all about the
musculoskeletal system and
study some important
You'll review the code
categories for the most
common muscle and bone
conditions and injuries, and
then you'll learn how to
code the procedures doctors
use to treat common muscle
and bone problems.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
In Lesson 7 you'll review
the respiratory system, and
you'll learn how to code the
most common respiratory
conditions and injuries.
After that, you'll practice
coding the most common
respiratory procedures that
doctors use on their
Friday - Lesson 08
This lesson will explore the
You'll learn how to code
common heart, vein, and
artery conditions and
diseases, and then you'll
learn how to code the
procedures doctors use most
often to treat these common
diagnoses. And as is always
done, lesson 8 will follow
up a general discussion on
cardiovascular diseases and
procedures with lots of
Wednesday - Lesson 09
this lesson, you'll learn all about
the digestive system and the
endocrine system. You'll begin by
studying some important vocabulary
for both systems, and then you'll
review the code categories for the
most common conditions, diseases,
and injuries. After that, you'll
explore the procedures doctors
perform to fix digestive and
endocrine system problems. The
lesson will end up with some
practice coding both
Friday - Lesson 10
Lesson 10, the last of
students will review the
male and female
genitourinary systems; and
learn how to code common
conditions, diseases, and
procedures for both systems.
They will also spend some
time discussing maternity
and childbirth and the
special medical coding
challenges need to be
considered in those cases.
Wednesday - Lesson 11
Ready to get to know
Evaluation and Management
codes? In this lesson,
you'll learn the three key
components of any E/M
service, and this lesson
will provide you with some
helpful charts you can use
to narrow down an E/M code
range to a final E/M code.
And as you probably guessed,
this lesson will end up with
plenty of E/M coding