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Target Audience


Basic Coding Course:
Registered Nurses, Licensed practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (attendees must have clinical knowledge as this course will build on existing clinical knowledge).

Emergency Department Coding Course: Nurses who have attended a basic coding course or who have a working knowledge of coding, Coders who have completed a coding course or who have relevant experience

CPT Basics: Registered Nurses, Licensed practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (attendees must have clinical knowledge as this course will build on existing clinical knowledge).  Who need a knowledge related to CPT only.

Strategies to Optimize ED Reimbursement: ED managers, HIM directors, billing managers who are interested in advanced concepts in ED financial issues.

Implementing an ED Coder/Auditor Program: ED managers, HIM directors who are interested in developing or expanding an ED coder/auditor program.
 


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Course Content

Kare-Med Coding courses are a fast paced, interactive sessions designed to provide both basic and advanced concepts in coding for nurses who have extensive experience in the clinical setting.  There are a variety of courses and seminars that offer training to the nurses and managers.  Courses can be taken independently or in any combination.  The two one day seminars are designed to provide financial reimbursement and revenue information to the ED or business managers to improve the financial status of the Emergency department.

Basic Coding Course: A specialized rapid paced 3 day course for nurses to learn the basics of ICD-9 diagnosis coding, CPT coding for hospitals and facilities.  Basic information to prepare for the CPC certification exam is also provided.

CPT Basics: A one day basic CPT coding course designed to provide the basic skills to understand CPT concepts with an emphasis on how to use the CPT manual.

Advance Emergency Medicine Coding: An advanced two day course for nurses or coders who have completed a basic coding course or have experience in the coding field who wants to gain more knowledge and skills in facility and physician emergency medicine coding.

Strategies to Improve ED Reimbursement: A one day advanced seminar designed to provide updated information to the ED manager, HIM director, billing personnel, auditors or coders related specifically to the hospital emergency department with a particular emphasis on current APC billing rules.

Implementing an ED Coder/Auditor Program: A specialized program designed to provide information related to developing or improving an ED coder/auditor program.  Best case practices are presented for comparison purposes.


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Course Format


KMC courses utilize the textbook and workbook: Step by Step Coding by Carol Buck

Basic Coding Courses and Emergency Department Coding
Each module includes:
Lecture
Small Work Group Coding exercises
Independent coding exercises
Group discussion
Coding Certification Exam practice questions


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Course Outline

 

Basic Coding Course (BCC) - 28 hours
Minimum of 1 hour self-study time each night
 
Day 1       (8 hours)       8 AM to 6 PM
  • Basics of Clinical Coding
  • Billing Reimbursement Basics
  • ICD-9 The Basics
  • CPT Coding Basics
  • Practice Scenarios
Day 2       (8 hours)       8 AM to 6 PM
  • Evaluation and Management Coding
  • Anesthesia Coding
  • Modifiers A First Glance
  • Surgery CPT Coding
  • Radiology Coding
  • Practice Scenarios
Day 3       (8 hours)       8 AM to 6 PM
  • Pathology and Laboratory Coding
  • Medicine Coding
  • HCPCS Level II Coding
  • Modifiers In Detail
  • Practice Scenarios / Sample CPT Exam
  • Preparing to take the CPC or CPC-H Exams
 
Emergency Department Coding Course (EDCC) - 16 hours
 
Day 1       (8 hours)       8 PM to 5 PM
  • APCs in the Emergency Department - 2005 Update
  • Evaluation and Management Facility Coding
  • HCPCS / CPT Facility Coding
  • Modifiers
  • Case Studies - Practice Scenarios
Day 2       (8 hours)       8 AM to 5 PM
  • E/M Physician Coding
  • CPT Physician Coding
  • ICD-9 Coding & Sequencing
  • Case Studies - practice
  • Case presentations
CPT Basics (CPTB)
 
Day 1       (8 hours)       9 AM to 5 PM
  • CPT Basics
  • Billing Reimbursement
  • E/M Coding
  • Surgery Coding
  • Medicine Coding

Strategies to Optimize ED Reimbursement (Strat)
 
Day 1       (8 hours)       8 AM to 5 PM
  • APCs - Today & Beyond
  • Creating the Ultimate Chargemaster
  • Comparing Various E&M Coding
  • Case Studies in E&M Coding
  • Finding and Using all Eligible HCPCS codes
  • Documentation Solution for the ED
  • Measuring Outcomes for Financial Health
  • Utilizing Resources for Success

 

Implementing an ED Coder/Auditor Program (Impl)
 
Day 1       (8 hours)       8 AM to 5 PM
  • Financial Justification
  • Defining Roles and Responsibilities
  • Developing a Job Description
  • Developing Interdepartmental Relationships
  • Auditing and Monitoring
  • Using Practical Resource Tools
  • Measuring Success / Case Studies

 


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Courses > Basic Coding Course

The Basic Coding course is a 28 hour course designed to teach the experienced nurse the fundamentals of medical coding. Working upon the nurses clinical knowledge, this course teaches the nurse how to utilize the CPT and ICD books to determine appropriate codes for billing purposes. Upon completion of the course, the nurse will have the foundation to become a certified professional coder and ultimately work towards becoming a nurse auditor.

Course Objectives

Learn the basic fundamentals of CPT coding for the physician
Learn the basic fundamentals of CPT coding for the hospital
Learn the basics of ICD-9 coding for the hospital and physicians
Learn the basic components of medical coding auditing
Prepare to take the CPC and CPC-H certification exams

 
Locations
Chicago
 
 
 
 
Dates
April 02-04, 2005
 
 
 
 
Venue
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Registration $679
Late Fee $25
Group of 3+ $649

Call for exact locations
Call: 772.225.5015
Fax: 772.679.8595

Required Textbooks

Step-By-Step Medial Coding 2005 Edition - Carol J. Buck
ISBN: 1416001298
Call for ordering info
Step-By-Step Medial Coding Workbook 2005 Edition - Carol J. Buck
ISBN: 1416001352
Call for ordering info
CPT Professional Coding - 2005 Ingenix: ISBN: 1579475795 To order books through
ICD-9 Expert Coding - 2005 Ingenix: ISBN: 1563375885 Ingenix call 800.INGENIX
HCPCS Level II Codes - 2005 Ingenix: ISBN: 1563375656 Use "STUDE" for discount


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Courses > Emergency Department Coding Course

The emergency Department advanced coding course is designed to train the experienced coder or nurse who has completed a basic coding course. Specific information related to hospital and physician coding are reviewed in detail. This intense 20 hour course is fast paced and will provide extensive case studies. Upon completion of this course the participant will have knowledge to code or audit hospital and physician emergency medicine visits.

Course Objectives

Learn specific rules related to APC coding for the hospital emergency department
Identify methods to capture all appropriate levels of services and HCPCS codes for the hospital emergency department
Learn specific methodologies to determining the physician evaluation and management level
Identify methods to capture all CPT procedure codes for the emergency physician
Learn how to use modifiers correctly
Evaluate methods to appropriately audit hospital and physician ED charts

 
Locations
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Chicago
New York
 
Dates
February 22-23, 2005
March 30-31, 2005
April 05-06, 2005
May 11-12, 2005
 
Venue
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Registration $349
Late Fee $25
Group of 3+ $329

Call for exact locations
Call: 772.225.5015
Fax: 772.679.8595

Required Textbooks

CPT Professional Coding - 2005 Ingenix: ISBN: 1579475795 To order books through
ICD-9 Expert Coding - 2005 Ingenix: ISBN: 1563375885 Ingenix call 800.INGENIX
HCPCS Level II Codes - 2005 Ingenix: ISBN: 1563375656 Use "STUDE" for discount
 

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Courses > CPT Basics

The CPT basics course is an 8 hour course designed to teach the experienced nurse the fundamentals of medical coding.  Working upon the nurses clinical knowledge, this course teaches the nurse how to utilize the CPT book to determine appropriate codes for billing purposes.  Upon completion of the course, the nurse will have the foundation to utilize CPT coding skills. 

Course Objectives

Learn the basic fundamentals of CPT coding for the physician
Learn the basic fundamentals of CPT coding for the hospital
Learn the basic components of medical coding

 
Locations
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Chicago
New York
 
Dates
February 21, 2005
March 29, 2005
April 04, 2005
May 10, 2005
 
Venue
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Registration $159
Late Fee $25
Group of 3+ $139

Call for exact locations
Call: 772.225.5015
Fax: 772.679.8595

Required Textbooks

CPT Professional Coding - 2005 Ingenix: ISBN: 1579475795 To order books through
    Ingenix call 800.INGENIX
    Use "STUDE" for discount


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Registration Fees

Basic Coding Rates

ED Coding Rates

Combined Basic & ED Rates

Registration $679
Late Fee $25
Group of 3+ $649
Registration $349
Late Fee $25
Group of 3+ $329
Registration $979
Late Fee $50
Group of 3+ $949

CPT Basics

 

Combined CPT & ED Rates

Early Registration $159
Late Fee $25
Group of 3+ $139
May combined with the ED Course  
Early Registration $439
Late Fee $50
Group of 3+ $419

Late fees applies if not paid 1 day prior to the start of classes

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Courses > Strategies to Optimize Ed Reimbursement

Studies indicated that hospital Emergency Departments loss an average of $50 per patient visit.  Many hospitals have not taken the opportunity to implement key strategies to prevent this loss of revenue.  This seminar will explore proven strategies to help you to optimize Emergency Department reimbursements.


Course Objectives

Identify all billable procedures in the ED
Evaluate the impact of Various E/M Models
Determine Strategies to improve reimbursement
Learn to utilize all available resources
Identify data to monitor success

 
Locations
Orlando
Houston
Nashville
Phoenix
Greensboro
Denver
 
Dates
February 22, 2005
March 16, 2005
March 30, 2005
April 20, 2005
May 03, 2005
May 17, 2005
 
Venue
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Registration $159
Late Fee $25
Group of 3+ $139

Call for exact locations
Call: 772.225.5015
Fax: 772.679.8595

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Courses > Implementing an ED Coder/Auditor Program

A growing trend to improve Emergency Department reimbursement is to implement an Emergency Department Coder/Auditor program in the ED.  This seminar will explore the components to help you implement a successful program for your Emergency Department.

Course Objectives

Understand the financial aspects of the program
Define the roles and responsibilities of a coder/auditor
Evaluate key components of a job description
Evaluate various successful models
Discuss methods to monitor the success of the coder/auditor

 
Locations
Orlando
Houston
Nashville
Phoenix
Greensboro
Denver
 
Dates
February 23, 2005
March 17, 2005
March 31, 2005
April 21, 2005
May 04, 2005
May 18, 2005
 
Venue
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Registration $159
Late Fee $25
Group of 3+ $139

Call for exact locations
Call: 772.225.5015
Fax: 772.679.8595

 


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Registration Fees

Strategies Rates

Implementing Rates

Combined Seminar Rates

Registration $159
Late Fee $25
Group of 3+ $139
Registration $159
Late Fee $25
Group of 3+ $139
Registration $249
Late Fee $50
Group of 3+ $229

Late fees applies if not paid 1 day prior to the start of classes

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Target Audience
Course Content
Course Format
Course Outline
        - Basic Coding
        - ED Coding
        - CPT Basics
        - Strategies
        - Implementing
Basic Coding
        - Course Overview
        - Course Objectives
        - Locations & Dates
        - Textbooks
ED Coding
        - Course Overview
        - Course Objectives
        - Locations & Dates
        - Textbooks

CPT Basics
        - Course Overview
        - Course Objectives
       
Registration Fees

Strategies to Optimize
            

Implementing Coder
       
Registration Fees
    

Optimize ED Revenue

Implement Auditor

 

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