Coding for Primary Care


ICD-9 Module
Objectives:  Familiarize yourself with the layout of the ICD-9 manual
  Translate a written diagnosis into the correct ICD-9CM codes.
  Learn the correlation between the alphabetic index and the tabular list.
  Effectively use the Table of Drugs and Chemicals and the Index to External Causes of Injury and Poisoning.
  Know what "main terms" and "sub-terms" are.
  Know what Eponyms are.
  Understand the concept of sub-categories.
  Be familiar with ICD-9 Instructional Notes
  Know the nine steps for accurate coding.
  Know Acute versus Chronic coding
  Coding Suspected Conditions
  Combination Codes
  Multiple Coding
  Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
  Know the difference between HIV and AIDS
  Arthritis and Arthropathies
  Respiratory Diseases
  Circulatory System (cardiology)
  E Codes
  V Codes
  Coding for Late Effects
  Coding for Complications from Medical care
CPT Concepts
  What does CPT mean?
  What is the organization of CPT?
  What are the coding conventions of the CPT manual?
  How are New codes/Changed/Revised/Deletec codes identified?
  What are CPT modifiers?
  What are subsections of CPT?
  What are the classes of main terms?
  What are Eponyms?
  What is the difference between See This & See Also?
  What are the general rules for CPT Coding?
  What does HCPCS stand for?
  What are the three levels of HCPCS?
  What is the organization of the HCPCS manual?
  Which codes are temporary codes?
  How do you use the Table of Drugs?
  Which letters are reserved for local use?
  Know why modifiers are used.
  Know the three (3) ways to report modifiers.
  Review all modifiers and examples.
  Know how and when to use HCPCS National modifiers
  Know what information carriers may need to justify payment of modified procedure and service codes.
CPT procedures for Primary Care
  Know the difference between the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
  Know the components of the dermis.
  Know the Incision and Drainage Codes.
  Know the Debridement codes.
  Know biopsy codes.
  Code for removal of skin tags.
  Coding for excision of lesions.
  Coding for excisions and avulsions.
  Know the difference & how to code simple, intermediate and complex repairs.
  Know the 7 steps of coding for repairs.
  Understand tissue transfers, flaps and grafts.
  Know the 4 categories of tissue transplantation.
  Know what a decubitus ulcer is.
  Coding for burns.
  Understand what the "Rule of Nines" means.
  Coding for breast disorders.
  Know the different types of mastectomies (radical, partial, simple).
  Know the chest wall excision codes.
  Understand the wound exploration codes.
  Understand the three (3) types of fracture care categories.
  Understand the two (2) types of fixation.
  Understand how to code for casts and strapping.
  Coding for dislocations.