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Basic Medical Coding: CPT

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This is not a billing course. This course is meant to teach the Basics of CPT coding, in order to: 1) prepare attendees for entry level coding in various healthcare settings where CPT is used, such as physician offices, medical group practices, clinics, billing companies and hospitals.  2) To assist attendees to prepare to take the CCA or CCS exams offered by the AHIMA to become a nationally certified coder. Course covers guidelines/conventions, as noted in the AMA-CPT book, APC reimbursement information, with numerous coding exercises.

In order to be successful in the medical coding CPT course, it is recommended that the attendee have knowledge of medical terminology.  Please read the attached requirements to take the national exam given by AHIMA.  Please see the website for AAPC to obtain their requirements to take their National exam. Also recommended is an Anatomy/Physiology course without a lab.
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Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Wawona 1

Diane Lemire 



Please read:  CPT books for Medical Coding required prior to the second day of class. 1) Basic Current Procedural Terminology & HCPCS Coding 2019 Edition – Gail Smith, author, with AHMA as publisher at or call 800.335.5535; 2) CPT code book 2019: Professional edition, AMA publisher (not standard edition and not 2018) ISBN: 978-1-62202-752-1 spiral bound. AMA at or call 800.621.8335 *only CPT version allowed to take the AHIMA national exam and 3) any medical dictionary published within last 5 years; can also take to National exams **MUST have if the attendee has not taken medical terminology.



Registration Closes On
Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/29/2019 - 4/30/2019 Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Modesto, Wawona 1  Map Diane Lemire 

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