Precise coding is essential to the successful operation of any
health care facility or providers office, considering the fact that reported codes determine the amount
of reimbursement received. Medical billing and Coding provide an essential service to a
physician’s offices, hospital outpatient facilities and ambulatory surgical centers (ASC)s. Every
time a patient receives professional health care the service provider must document the services and
translate them into a billing claim. Medical billing and Coding abstracting the information
from documentation and use classification software to assign the appropriate clinical codes and ensure
the practice receives reimbursement for the work the health care provider performs. Medical billing and
Coding are often responsible for organizing and managing health information databases and
registries for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and to assure the accuracy, security and
confidentiality of the patients health information.
The need for heatlh care services are forecasted to increase as the society gets older. An aging
populace will require more exams, medical treatments, and procedures. This will dictate more claims for
reimbursement from insurance providers. Substantially more records, along with universal utilization of
electronic health records ( EHRs ) by all types of health care providers will lead to an increased need
for technicians to organize, manage and code the affiliated information in all areas of the health care
industry. As EHR systems are more common, Medical Billing and Codings with computer skills
will be necessary to use them. Most Medical Billing and Codings work in hospitals or
physicians’ offices. Others are employed in nursing care facilities or for government entities.
Technicians typically work at desks or in offices and may spend many hours in front of computer
NAHCE's Online Electronic Health Records Contunuing Health Education Program is
structured around convenient, flexible, and affordable online courses providing an excellent opportunity to become
a specialist in this growing and rewarding field. The
NAHCE Online Electronic Health Records learning platform is packed full of
media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions
and interactive activities. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and
you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.
Immediate feedback and student instructor
interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
Students CASE STUDYS provide students with the
opportunity to exercise both the knowledge cluster as well as the coding process on their own.
PRACTICES provides an opportunity for students to
evaluate their coding skills with these 15 short case scenarios.
SIMULATIONS provides five specific case studies (
redacted ) to test students' capability to abstract physician’s messages and find the most
accurate code or codes.
EXAMPLES are offered to establish a association in
the reader’s thoughts between the concept and its use in the workplace.
SCENARIOS. These scenarios walk students through
abstracting the physician’s notes and carrying out the coding process to discover the most accurate
code or codes.
Throughout each chapter, Coding Examples walk
through clinical scenarios and describe how to select codes to describe the cases, including such
complex factors as modifiers and components of E/M. To take learning to the next level, exercises at
the end of each section and chapter provide opportunities to practice coding each type of diagnosis
Skills can't be learned in a vacuum.
Throughout each chapter, From the Perspective of... features emphasize the links between topics
covered and real-world coding careers. These features also highlight the point-of-view of health care
providers and payers, supplying a well-rounded, complete picture of medical coding.
Approach the transition to ICD-10 with
confidence. Each diagnosis-coding chapter in Medical Coding Fundamentals includes options to assign
ICD-10-CM codes in addition to ICD-9-CM.
You’ll learn the manual and Level II National Codes ( HCPCS ),
the newest codes and explore the ICD-9 and ICD-10 system to describe diagnoses and procedures and the
coding issues related to the complex cardiovascular system, specialty practice coding. Students will
acquire the ability to provide accurate and consistent codes for services given in any healthcare
Legal and Ethical Issues
Introduction to Coding and
Introduction to Modifiers
Evaluation and Management Codes, Part 1: Key Components
Evaluation and Management Codes, Part 2: Preventive Medicine, Long-Term Care Services, Critical
Care, and Modifiers
Surgery Coding, Part 1: The Global Surgical Package, Surgical Modifiers, and Surgery
Surgery Coding, Part 2: Surgery Guidelines–Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular,
Digestive, Urinary, Genital, Nervous, Visual, and Auditory Systems
Pathology and Laboratory Coding
Category II and Category III Coding
HCPCS Level II Coding: Introduction and Guidelines
Coding Medical Supplies, Durable Medical Equipment, PharmaCEU Healthtical, and Ambulance & Other
This program was created to increase skills in using coding systems
and resources to choose the accurate code for inpatient and outpatient diagnoses, procedures, and
services from the patient record. This program adequately covers Anatomy & Physiology, as well as
pharmacology, giving students the knowledge they need for ICD-10-CM coding. The course also provides
expanded coverage of ICD-10-CM guidelines and new revisions to coding guidelines helping to prepare
students for implementation of ICD-10 in October 2016.
Introduction to Diagnostic Coding
Introduction to the ICD-10-CM
General Guidelines and Notations
Coding Infectious Diseases (A00-B99)
Coding Neoplasms (C00-D49)
Coding Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs and Certain Disorders Involving the Immune
Coding Conditions of the Endocrine and Metabolic Systems (E00-E89)
Mental and Behavioral Disorders (F01-F99)
Diseases of the Nervous System (G00-G99)
Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa (H00-H59)
Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process (H60-H95)
Coding Circulatory Conditions (I00-I99)
Coding Respiratory Conditions (J00-J99)
Coding Diseases of the Digestive System (K00-K94)
Coding Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues (L00-L99)
Coding Musculoskeletal Conditions (M00-M99)
Diseases of the Urinary System (N00-N99)
Coding Obstetrics and Gynecology (O00-O99)
Coding Congenital and Pediatric Conditions (P00-P96)(Q00-Q99)
Coding Injuries, Poisonings and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes [Including Burns]
Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact With Health Services (Z00-Z99)
After successful completion of this study course students have the ability to
participate in the
Health Education WORKFORCE PROGRAM to perform skills
required of a practicing Medical Billing and Coding. Begin your search now for the ideal
NAHCE sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE's
Health Career Staffing Center.
This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of
medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes,
word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and
knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:
rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
Our advanced courses meet continuing educational requirements for National Certification in this field of specialization.
NAHCE is an approved training provider for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues s
through National Healthcareer Association, Inc.
NAHCE is a Contunuing Health Education provider and agent for the NHA National Certification
Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues s
National Healthcareers Association, Inc.
In order to qualify as a candidate for
NAHCE Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the
Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Medical Billing and Coding Program or School.
Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Medical Billing and Coding for a
minimum of 2 years.