New Coder Training


Course Descriptions

Introduction to Coding & Reimbursement
This is the beginning of the New Coder Solution for education. In this course we will present the learner with an overview of the coding and billing profession, the roles and responsibilities of a professional coder and billing specialist. We will present the healthcare industry and help the student develop a mastery of the world of health insurance. The course introduces medical law and ethics with an emphasis on HIPAA regulations. The final lessons focus on the various insurance forms associated with the reimbursement process.

Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology
This Solution is designed for the student to develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relationship to clinical documentation. We will explore the human body and the structural and functional relationships among organ systems. Medical terminology is presented with each body system to support the learners’ mastery of the language of medicine.

Pathophysiology
In this course the student will study the etiology of disease. The student will develop an understanding related to conditions and disorders, signs and symptoms, patient screening, etiology, diagnostic assessment and clinical tests, treatment options, prognosis, prevention, and patient teaching.

Pharmacology
This Solution will familiarize students with drug classifications, schedules, prescription abbreviations, and dosage conversions. This Solution is for medical coding and billing students to develop an understanding of the drugs that treat the diseases and conditions of each of the body systems.

Health Information and Records Management
This Solution presents the learner with an understanding of the data associated with patient’s health information and medical records. Students will explore medical records content, format, analysis and storage requirements. Lessons are presented regarding the ethics and privacy regulations related to medical records. Electronic and Paper-based health records are reviewed and analyzed.

CPT & HCPCS Coding
This Solution teaches the learner how to use the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and the Level II of the HCPCS. CPT codes are used to report medical procedures and services under public and private health insurance programs. CPT codes are also used for administrative management purposes such as claims processing and developing guidelines for medical care review. Level II of HCPCS codes are used primarily to identify products, supplies, and services not included in the CPT codes when used outside a physician’s office.

ICD-10-CM
This Solution provides the learner with an in-depth study of the International Classification of Disease, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM). Students will develop an understanding of the code structure, guidelines and rules and demonstrate accuracy in using the diagnostic coding system. The course will focus on medical coding and billing for a physician or office setting.

ICD-10-PCS
This Solution provides the learner with an in-depth study of the International Classification of Disease, 10th Edition, Procedural Code System, ICD-10-PCS. Students will develop an understanding of the new ICD-10-PCS code structure and demonstrate accuracy in using the diagnostic coding system. The course will focus on medical coding and billing for an inpatient hospital setting.

Computerized Billing
This Solution teaches the learner how to use billing software. The learner will have the opportunity to explore billing software and create the documents associated with medical billing

Electronic Health Records, EHR
This Solution will teach the student how the Electronic Health Record (EHR) is created. Students will have access to a virtual EHR software to input data and create a record for both inpatient and physician practice settings. Computer hardware and software concepts will be reinforced.

Virtual Internship/Externship
This Solution provides the student with a virtual experience coding charts. During the course of the externship, students will be presented with specific cases from different specialties in which they must code to a mastery level. Students must complete the full externship to complete the course.