This nationally recognized Advanced Medical Coding for the Physician's
Office (ACPO) online program will teach you diagnostic and procedural
coding using CPT, ICD-9-CM (Volumes I and II), ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS
Level II coding manuals. This is an advanced program, designed for
students with previous medical coding experience. Prior to enrolling
for this program, you should have already completed basic coding
education or the ed2go Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical
Billing and Coding (AMS w/MBC) or Medical Billing and Coding program.
Preparation for the Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS-P)
certification exam is included in this program. The textbook for this
program and the guide for certification preparation are provided. In
addition, this program also helps prepare for the Certified
Professional Coder (CPC) exam. This online certificate program is
offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other
accredited education providers.
Please note that this course is for coders who are seeking training in
advanced physician coding, not hospital coding. It is designed for
coders working in, or seeking employment in, a physician’s office,
clinic, or group practice.
Before registering for the Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office
program, you should have an understanding of CPT Coding (CPT), ICD-9-CM
(ICD-9), ICD-10-CM (ICD-10) and HCPCS coding principles. After a brief
review of the basics of coding, the program will cover the following
- ICD-9 and ICD-10 diagnostic coding, including subcategories
and supplementary classifications.
- CPT coding: How to use modifiers, specific codes, and
section guidelines, and how to remain up-to-date with CPT coding
- Critical steps for better reimbursement through increased
accuracy and compliance in CPT coding.
- Evaluation & Management (E/M) Code: Simplifying
code selection, plus understanding and applying the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) E & M documentation
- Official ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines for
diagnostic coding, including guidelines for outpatient coding and
information on how to identify the special circumstances specified in
- Information on when to use unlisted procedures.
- National and local HCPCS codes and modifiers.