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Coding: What You Need to Know for Optimal Payment
Getting Paid Using ICD-10 and CPT Coding

This course covers key information about the two major coding systems, ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) and CPT (Current Procedural Terminology), that you need to know in order to code effectively. The course will describe how to select the correct coding so that your claims will not be denied.

Physicians will gain detailed information about how to understand the coding systems and how to code accurately, how to use code modifiers, and how to avoid common coding mistakes. This course covers:

  • Important elements of Evaluation and Management codes
  • Types of codes used in particular specialties
  • The important role of modifiers and how to choose the correct modifier
  • Keys to using diagnosis coding properly and understanding the role of coding in conveying "medical necessity"
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5 CHAPTERS
Why Coding Is so Important: What Does a Claim Do?
A close look at how accurate coding helps physicians get paid appropriately, and why both employed and self-employed physicians must pay attention to coding.
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The Major Coding Systems
Understanding Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) coding systems; where to find the information you'll need for various specialties.
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The World of Modifiers
Correct use of modifiers can make or break your claim in terms of acceptance by the insurer. Learn how to understand and use modifiers appropriately.
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Diagnosis Coding
Diagnosis coding establishes medical necessity and may be the reason for a denial. Learn how to code accurately to obtain proper treatment for your patient.
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Coding Denials
Claims denials due to coding can cost your practice thousands of dollars per year. Learn how to follow up effectively on denied claims.
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AUTHORS
Betsy Nicoletti, MS
Consultant, Springfield, Vermont; founder of Codapedia.com; author, The Field Guide to Physician Coding (2nd edition)
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PHYSICIAN BUSINESS ACADEMY

Medscape Physician Business Academy is designed to help all physicians, employed and self-employed as well as new and more established practicing physicians, become successful in their medical practice and career by providing the essential business information that most medical schools and residency programs don't teach.

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BY COMPLETING 8 COURSES YOU WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. AFTER COMPLETING EACH COURSE, YOU’LL RECEIVE A LETTER OF COMPLETION.

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Medscape Physicians Business Academy course content is provided for educational and information purposes only. If you have particular questions or concerns relating to your practice you should consult the appropriate legal, financial or other expert.
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