purpose of this course is to reinforce basic principles of CPT coding with
case studies written at an intermediate level.The focus of this course will be on
reimbursement and surgical coding.
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
- Follow guidelines for assigning CPT codes to
the surgical sections.
- Code procedures for data collection and
- Apply the practice of existing control
procedures to ensure accuracy and completeness of coded
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.
CPT/HCPCS Coding, 2017 edition by Smith. AHIMA Press.
AHIMA Product Code: AC200617
Clinical Coding Workout with Answers, 2017. AHIMA
AHIMA Product Code: AC201517
Note: Course enrollment
includes one attempt to take the Final Exam. You must get a score of 70% or
higher on the final to earn your CEUs and 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 score.