Introduction to Medical Coding

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Release date: 04/01/2020

Reviewed and renewed: 04/01/2021

Expiration date: 04/01/2022

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Medical coding is an integral part of the health care process. While it is generally associated with billing and reimbursement, the coding process also provides data that is used for determining the prevalence and incidence of a condition as wells as research and other epidemiology initiatives. This 1-hour course offers an introduction on the coding process and updated resources for 2020.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This independent self-study activity is designed for nurses and nurse practitioners.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the educational activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the various code sets used in medical coding
  • Discuss the association between medical documentation and medical coding
  • Review coding procedures using the International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10)

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

In order to receive credit, participants should read the entire monograph, complete and submit an evaluation and score at least 70% on the self-assessment test. Certificates will be available in the transcripts upon successful completion of the self-assessment test. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at [email protected].

CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and CE University.

Nursing

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is awarded 1.0 contact hour.

FL Nursing
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved as a provider of continuing education through the Florida Board of Nursing #50-2560.

This activity is awarded 1.0 contact hour.

Nurse Practitioners

National Accreditations

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and CE University.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology. Activity ID 22091

FACULTY & DISCLOSURES

Margaret V. Clark, MSc, RN, RRT – NPS, CMPP has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.

Planners and Reviewers

Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN – CE Director of Accreditations/Lead Nurse Planner has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.

Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, NP-C, APRN-C – Nurse Planner has no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.

AKH and CE University staff, planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

DISCLOSURE DECLARATION

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE AND INVESTIGATIONAL PRODUCTS

This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

DISCLAIMER

AKH Inc.’s courses are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The courses are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKH’s courses are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The courses serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational courses do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the courses. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the reader’s misunderstanding of the course.