Three Day Coding Certification Prep Course -2-day In-person Seminar


Learn specific examples how to document for services and procedures accurately and effectively. In this course you will learn:

Expertise in reviewing and assigning accurate medical codes for diagnoses, procedures, and services performed by physicians and other qualified health care providers in the office.

Proficiency across a wide range of services, including evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology and medicine

A sound knowledge of medical coding guidelines and regulations including compliance and reimbursement - allowing a CPC to better handle issues such as medical necessity, claims denials, bundling issues and charge capture

Understand how to integrate medical coding and payment policy changes into a practice's reimbursement processes

Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology necessary to correctly code provider diagnosis and service.

Why should you attend?

This course explains concepts and terminology and provides insight by an experienced trainer and coder how to pass the exam the first time.

Approximately 40% fail the first time.

Learn valuable test-taking skills.

Most do not finish the exam (run out of time)

Learn effective study techniques.

Areas Covered in the Session:

·         Understand and apply coding principles appropriately

·         Navigate coding manuals

·         Prevent denials and missed revenue

·         Maintain compliance with the latest codes and rules

·         Master the skills that will make your job easier

·         Custom-designed course materials: Materials are developed by instructors specifically for this intensive learning format.

·         Hands-on learning: Course participants work on approximately 500 coding exercises, including a 150-question practice CPC exam and numerous operative reports. You'll also receive a printed answer key for all exercises, including the practice exam. Students are required to bring CPT, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS II manuals to class so that they can complete the exercises.

·         Small class size: Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.

Who Will Benefit:

·         Providers

·         Mid - Levels

·         Coders

·         Coding Manager

·         ICD-10 Implementation Team

·         Billing manager

·         Provider

·         Practice Manager

·         CFO, Billers

·         Beginning Coders


Day One

Lecture 1: Introduction

  • Pre-Test-Question Review

Lecture 2: ICD-9 Coding Fundamentals

  • Using the Index
  • Coding 4th and 5th digits
  • Multiple coding techniques
  • Utilizing U & V codes
  • Neoplasm & Drug tables
  • All major disease groups

Test Question-30

Lecture 3: CPT Coding Fundamentals

  • General rules for CPT coding
  • Organization of CPT book
  • The index & cross-references
  • Surgical Package
  • Bundling rules
  • Add-on Codes
  • Surgical Modifiers

Lecture 4: CPT Coding Fundamentals

  • General rules for CPT coding
  • Organization of CPT book
  • The index & cross-references
  • Surgical Package
  • Bundling rules
  • Add-on Codes
  • Surgical Modifiers

Lecture 5: HCPCS Coding

  • Formate of the HCPCS book
  • The "Table of Drug"
  • Coding for supplies

Lecture 6: Modifiers

  • Defining CPT modifiers
  • Techniques for proper usage
  • Practical Example


Lecture 7: Evaluation & Management

  • E & M Terminology
  • E & M Components
  • Determining level of service
  • Description of E & M Services

E & M Question 20

Lecture 8: Anesthesia

  • Calculating Units for Billing
  • Special anesthesia modifier
  • Qualifying circumstances
  • Obstetrical anesthesia

Test Question-10


Lecture 9: Pathology Laboratory

  • Organ & Disease panels
  • Chemistry
  • Surgical Pathology

Test Question-20

Day Two

Lecture 1: Digestive System

  • Endoscopic procedures
  • Glmdilation
  • Intestinal procedures
  • ERCP
  • PEG tubes
  • EGD

Op Report - 4 and expl


Lecture 2: Female Reproductive System

  • Contraception management
  • Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy
  • Hysterectomies
  • Maternity care & delivery

Op Report – 2

Lecture 3: Urinary System

  • Kidney Procedures
  • Bladder Procedures
  • Ureter versus Urethra
  • Biopsies

Op Report – 2


Lecture 4: Musculoskeletal System

  • Wound exploration
  • Fracture Management
  • Arthroscopic Procedures
  • Bone grafting
  • Arthrodesis
  • Spinal instrumentation

Op Report - 4 and explanations


Lecture 5: Nervous System

  • Function of the nerves
  • Pain management
  • Laminectomy/laminotomy
  • Spinal procedures

Op Report - 4 and explanations


Lecture 6: Radiology

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Technical Component
  • Propessional Component
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiation oncology
  • Nuclear medicine

Test Question -10


Lecture 7: Male Reproductive System

  • Coding guidelines
  • Laparoscopy guidelines
  • Prostate procedures

Op Report 2


Day Three

Lecture 1: Integumentary System

  • Debridement
  • Excision of being lesions
  • Excision of malignant lesions
  • Wound repair
  • Grafts and flaps
  • Treatment of burns
  • Destruction of lesions
  • Brest Procedure

Op Report - 4 and explanations


Lecture 2: Cardiovascular System

  • Dignostic services
  • Cardiac graphics
  • ECG's rythm strips
  • Holter monitors
  • Excercise stress tests
  • Echocardiiography
  • Cardic catheterization
  • PCTA
  • CABG(Bypass grafts
  • Pacemarkers
  • Implantable infusionpumps

Op Report - 4 and Expl


Lecture 3: Eyes

  • Cataract removal
  • Keratoplasty
  • Comeal transplants
  • Strabismus surgery

Op Report - 4 and explan


Lecture 4: Ears

  • External/Middle/Inner
  • Myringotomy
  • Tympanostomy

Op Report - 4 and explan


Lecture 5: Respiratory System

  • Nose & sinus procedures
  • Bronchoscopy procedures
  • Thoracotomy/thoracoscopy

Op Report - 4 and explanations


Lecture 6: Medicine

  • Psychiatry
  • Vaccines
  • Infusions

Test Question -10


Lecture 7: Practice Management Overview

Test Question - 20


Jeffrey Restuccio

Principal Owner, Ritecode 

Jeff is a resident of Memphis, TN since 1980. He has two coding certifications: the Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certified professional coder for physician (outpatient) reimbursement and the AAPC certified professional coder for hospital (inpatient) reimbursement. Jeff has been a certified coder since 1999.

Jeff has the unique combination of twenty years of experience, Medical Coding Certification (CPC & CPC-H), training experience (medical coding and billing) a strong background in databases and Information Systems, and an MBA in Finance.

Jeff is an experienced educator and auditor, having conducted hundreds of training courses, worldwide on CPT and ICD-9 coding and billing, auditing and compliance.

At Ritecode the focus is on coding and billing training, both online and onsite, chart audits and back-office operational enhancement of the insurance-claims cycle. Jeff has worked for numerous large clinics, hospitals and government agencies, including Baptist and Methodist hospitals (in Memphis TN), Hospital Management Associates, Medicare, the VA and the DOD.


Location:  San Diego, CA| December 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2014| 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego Downtown, 1646 Front Street, San Diego, California

Price: $1,595.00    

Register now and save $200. (Early Bird)
Until November 15, Early Bird Price: $1,595.00   

From November 16 to December 01, Regular Price: $1,795.00

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