Coding 101 (Out of Print)
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Coding 101 is an online curriculum designed for residents. The curriculum includes three audio-visual modules and suggested supplementary online resources. While the audiovisual modules can be viewed in any order, they are designed for progressive learning in a suggested viewing order. Each module contains learning objectives for Systems Based Practice, an ACGME general competency. Within each module, learning points are identified for PGY1-3 progressive learning.
The first module, Coding Fundamentals, provides an overview of ICD, CPT, HCPCS, and medical necessity rules. The second module, EM Coding, provides guided examples of outpatient EM coding using 1995 and 1997 rules. The third module, Beyond the Basics, introduces modifier -25, teaching modifiers -GE/GC, coding for counseling time, preventive care coding, and other miscellaneous topics. Supplementary suggested content allows learners to link to the Medicare 1995/1997 documents, the CMS Evaluation and Management Services Guide, and other coding resources. The overall curriculum is appropriate for any resident, 4th year ambulatory students, fellows, and even faculty.
Chick D. Coding 101 (Out of Print). MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2007. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/436 http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.436
- To be able to gain knowledge of the origins and usages of ICD-9-CM codes.
- To be able to become familiar with the origins and usages of CPT codes.
- To be able to gain knolwedge of HCPCS federal codes.
- To be able to understand the medical necessity rule.
- To be able to understand the definition of a "new" patient.
- To be able to understand History EM key component and its three sub-areas.
- To be able to gain knowledge of the physical exam EM key component, with 1995 and 1997 documentation.
- To be able to understand the medical decision making key component and its three sub-areas.
- To be able to gain knowledge of the documentation rules for new and established outpatients.
- To be able to understand the modifier 25.
- To be able to gain preventive care coding options, including the IPPE knowledge.
- To be able to gain knowledge of the smoking cessation counseling codes.
- To be able to understand the GC and GE teaching modifiers.
- Codes, Coding, Billing, Forms (MeSH), International Classification of Diseases (MeSH), Current Procedural Terminology (MeSH), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (MeSH), HCPCS, Modifier 25, Teaching Modifiers
- Geriatric Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Interpersonal & Communication Skills
- Clinical Exam
Professional & Faculty Development
Professional School Post-Graduate Training
Authors & Co-Authors
Davoren Chick, MD, FACP
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Effectiveness and Significance
Residents do not currently have access nationally to a simplified introduction to evaluation and management services coding. Coding 101 provides an engaging and modular resource that residents and faculty may return to whenever they need to refresh their knowledge of basic coding rules. Clinic preceptors and residents have appreciated the progressive modular format with the ability to jump between topics if desired.
Special Implementation Guidelines or Requirements
Because the videos are in Windows Media format, they are best viewed from an Internet Explorer web browser on a PC that has Windows Media Player (WMP). A link is provided to connect learners to the microsoft download center where a free copy of WMP can be accessed for any Windows or Mac system. From standard windows PCs, learners may use the table of contents hotlink bars visible to the left of the video in order to jump to different topics if they desire. Using a Mac or web browsers other than Internet Explorer, learners can view the videos as designed (in a progressive manner) but may not be able to jump between sections using the table of contents bars. In such cases, the forward and backward arrows and sliding bar of WMP still allow learners to repeat or skip sections as desired. For all systems, audio output is required. Audio is best quality using headphones or speakers but is sufficient using only a laptop audio feed. Please note that while the content is not likely to be irrelevant or obsolete in 3-5 years, coding rules do evolve. The material will be updated if necessary but CMS regulations will always be the only legal source for new coding regulations.
For residents to best learn coding rules, the 3 modules should be viewed during PGY1, preferably during an ambulatory block experience when the resident can focus on learning and applying coding principles. Residents should review the suggested resources after the related topics are introduced in the audiovisual modules. Clinic preceptors must also complete the modules, as many will need to learn the material as well.
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