Certified Professional in Clinical Coding by The Coding Academy London

Course Methodology: Self-Paced Online Training

Overview

The CPCC® or the Certified Professional in Clinical Coding is a Certified training course which will teach you the fundamentals of clinical coding in different classifications and codesets. The CPCC® course is delivered by The Coding Academy London and it can be taken in 2 different classifications:

  • ICD10 AM ACHI ACS
  • ICD10 CM

The CPCC® course prepares participants  for positions as clinical coders. Clinical coders extract and interpret medical information from a patient’s medical record and they then assign the appropriate codes to identify the diseases and interventions (procedures) for the episode of care or patient admission.

Clinical coders will work primarily in Physician Practices, Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres as well as also having the skills to work in health insurance businesses that require clinical coding of diseases and interventions for billing purposes.

Entry Requirements

Participants must have completed their senior school education and have a good understanding of the English language as course material and texts are in English.

Participants should have passed a medical terminology course or have extensive experience in medical terminology. If this is not the case then, The Coding Academy’s medical Terminology course could be embedded into this course.

 

Course Structure

The course is delivered online in Self-paced online study modules which is supported by an instructor for guidance activities.

  • Assignment work is required to be undertaken which also requires comment and assessment by course instructors.
  • There is and end of course test for which the passing mark is 70%, and upon clearing this score the student will receive the CPCC® Credential.

Duration

The course’s duration is 60 study hours, candidates have a period of 6 months to complete the course and sit for the certification exam.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand outpatient facilities and their departments including outpatient services at hospitals, acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centres (ASC), day care centres and comprehensive rehabilitation facilities.
  • Navigate the business side of hospital outpatient services and ambulatory surgery centres (ASC).
  • Differentiate between inpatient and outpatient services and payment services
  • Review critical pieces in the billing and revenue cycle management process
  • Develop an understanding of compliance in the outpatient hospital
  • Discuss documentation and coding standards for outpatient
  • Code a wide variety of patient services using ACHI, ICD10AM, using ACS.
  • Apply coding and conventions when assigning diagnoses and procedure
  • Understand how clinic and A&E visits services are reported in the facility setting.
  • Develop an understanding of how to code operative notes in the facility and how to code a wide variety of cases for the outpatient

Program Content:

A1

  • Australian Coding Standards
  • Factors Influencing health status
  • Symptoms and signs/abnormal findings
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Neoplasms

A2

  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders
  • Mental and behavioural disorders
  • Diseases of the nervous system

A3

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa
  • Diseases of the ear and mastoid process
  • Diseases of the circulatory system

A4

  • Diseases of the respiratory system
  • Diseases of the digestive system
  • Disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system

A5

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium
  • Conditions originating in the perinatal period
  • Congenital malformations/deformations

A6

  • Injury and poisoning
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality

 

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