Med-Line's Comprehensive Medical Coding Program is designed to be completed in 18 months. The program places a strong emphasis on developing a solid medical knowledge foundation beyond that seen in many medical coding programs. The program also offers extensive health information management (HIM) training on topics ranging from medicolegal issues to EHR implementation as well as the transition to ICD-10-CM. This training will prepare individuals to not only code but also open opportunities for advancement by providing knowledge not available in many coding programs.
Our Comprehensive Medical Coding Course provides:
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Health Information Management
- Medicolegal standards
- EHR preparation
- HIM statistics
- Medical records life cycle
- Access to over 60 educational webinars
Health Information Management
Unlike other programs, training focuses on both hospital-based and physician-based coding and ICD-10 diagnostic coding alongside ICD-9 diagnostic coding within one complete course that is designed to be completed in only 4 months.
Our Coding Section provides complete training in 5 units:
Unit 1, Reimbursement
Learn about medical billing and the effect medical coding has on reimbursement. Learn about medicare fraud concerns especially in regards to billable services and medical necessity.
Unit 2, ICD-10-CM
ICD-10 will emerge in October 2014. At Med-Line, we believe the best way to prepare is to learn ICD-10 diagnostic coding now. By teaching ICD-10 alongside ICD-9, coding students are able to learn both systems simultaneously at a very rapid rate. Units 2 and 3 are taught concurrently to allow the student to see the differences and similarities between the systems. This allows for a faster, more thorough assimilation of both systems.
Unit 3, ICD-9-CM
ICD-9 diagnostic coding is the current standard in medical coding. Learn the coding system and how to code using this system as well as ICD-10. Units 2 and 3 are taught concurrently to allow the student to see the differences and similarities between the systems. This allows for a faster, more thorough assimilation of both systems.
Unit 4, CPT and HCPCS
CPT and HCPCS Procedural coding is often the most complex in medical coding training. Learn Level I and Level II procedural coding and how this impacts the physician revenue cycle.
Unit 5, Inpatient Coding
Inpatient coding involves more complicated coding strategies due to Joint Commission requirements, overnight stays, nutritional services, nursing, etc. Learn how to code these procedures.
The medical coding bridge course will train you to the highest coding standards—allowing you to work confidently in any healthcare setting. Our training program offers physician-based and hospital-based coding, so you’ll be prepared to work with any and all healthcare providers. With the addition of ICD-10 training, you’ll be an invaluable asset to those employers as they deal with the EHR transition. With our comprehensive medical coding training, you can explore greater career options and be more successful in your profession.