The purpose of this course is to provide the
student with the basic principles of CPT® coding and classification systems, the
sequencing of codes and impact on reimbursement, as well as the ability to
distinguish between CPT basic coding and HCPCS Level II codes.The student will practice assigning codes for
non-surgical procedures in this course.
Coding Basics is a self-paced program which will cover the foundational concepts in the coding and billing profession. Coding professionals abstract clinical data from health records and assign appropriate medical codes. These codes are used for reimbursement, planning, and research. Comprehensive training in inpatient and outpatient coding is provided, along with the necessary background courses in health record content, medical terminology, and disease process.
At the end of this course, students will be
You must complete each item found on the main
course page to successfully complete this course. Completion is identified with
a green check mark symbol.
Each lesson has an associated lesson-level
quiz provided for review. You may take the quizzes as many times as you like.
However, note that you must achieve a score of 70% or higher on each quiz for it
to mark as complete. Lesson-level quiz scores are not included on your course
transcript, as the quizzes are review resources with unlimited
Unlike the quizzes, you
allowed to take the Final Exam once, and you must
complete it with a score of 70% or higher to successfully complete the course.
Your score on the Final Exam composes 100% of the score shown on your transcript
for the course.
HCPCS Level II Codes: You can purchase HCPCS
Level II Codes in book format; however, to save you the cost, you can also
download the codes from the Internet, per the instructions included in the
course. You will need to reference these codes to complete your
Note: Course enrollment includes one attempt to take
the Final Exam. Your score on the Final Exam composes 100% of your score shown
on your transcript for the course. You must get a score of 70% or higher
on the Final Exam to earn your CEUs and obtain your Certificate of
Completion for the course. However, you will be able to continue on to the
Course Evaluation or go back and review any of the previous content after taking
the Final Exam regardless of