Welcome to Medicode Pros, Medical Coding and Reimbursement School! This program is designed to teach highly motivated people the skills needed to succeed in the lucrative world of health information. For approximately 18 months, students will be immersed in anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, diagnosis coding and procedural coding. By the end of the program, the student will be ready to sit for AHIMA’s national coding exam to obtain the CCS-P credential.
We begin our training in ICD-10 cm, (International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification) diagnosis coding where students learn how to translate diagnoses into numbers, using the ICD-10 cm manuel, by learning about disease, how it works in our bodies and how that information is communicated to the government, the CDC (centers for disease control) and to insurance companies, by using diagnostic codes in the ICD-10 cm manual.
CPT coding, (Current Procedural Terminology) involves learning how to report any service a physician performs on a patient. From surgery, counseling, physical therapy, to anesthesia, preventative medicine, evaluations, health management and everything in between.
HCPCS II coding, (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) is the last coding system we cover. Established in 1978, this is a numeric coding system maintained by the American Medical Association. HCPCS is used primarily to identify products, supplies (DMEPOS) durable medical equipment, prosthetics orthotics and supplies when used outside a physician’s office.