This complete self-study course on coding combines content, practice, and self-assessment into one online learning tool that the learner can follow at his or her own pace. The online program assumes the role of instructor, guiding individuals through the material and directing them when to read relevant sections from the text, checking their comprehension along the way, and providing feedback and encouragement.Users follow the program and learn at their own pace, working through chapter "lesson lectures" and reading assigned sections of the text as they progress.Interactive exercises, questions, and activities allow users to check their comprehension and learn from immediate feedback.Illustrations clarify concepts and familiarize students with the clinical procedures they are learning to code.Chapter exams are scored and incorporated in a grade book, which users can view to evaluate their progress.A series of approximately 18 SlideShows with audio narration explain and demonstrate clinical procedures.Hypertext links incorporated into the lesson lectures open pop-up boxes with further explanations and/or definitions of concepts and terms.Links to relevant web sites provide additional resources to enhance learning or stimulate discussion within a cohort group.An extensive glossary of approximately 650 terms provides correct definition for key terms throughout the course.All content has been updated to current industry standards; for use with Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 5th Edition ensuring that students learn from the most up-to-date material available.Each online chapter includes engaging "lesson lectures" by the author, guiding the learner through the online and text content.Interspersed self-comprehension questions, learning activities, and lesson quizzes throughout the online content allow learners to check their comprehension and learn from feedback.End-of-chapter review and self-assessment exercises include a specially created case-based coding activity, as well as matching, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple choice.Answers to the textbook exercises allow students to check their work on the exercises printed in the text against the answers posted within the course.
Unit I1. Introduction to the CPT Manual2. The Evaluation and Management (E/M) Section3. The Anesthesia Section and Modifiers4. Introduction to the Surgery Section and Integumentary System5. Musculoskeletal System6. Respiratory System7. Cardiovascular System8. Female Genital System and Maternity Care and Delivery9. General Surgery I10. General Surgery II11. The Radiology Section12. The Pathology/Laboratory13. The Medicine Section and the Level II Nation CodesUnit II: International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)14. An Overview of the ICD-9-CM15. Using the ICD-9-CMUnit III: Third-Party Reimbursement16. Third-Party Reimbursement IssuesAppendix A: Official ICD-9-CM Guidelines for Coding and ReportingAppendix B: Exercise AnswersAppendix C: Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management ServicesGlossary