Coding Concepts - in Depth

Duration: 2 hr 30 min
Instructor: Jeffrey Restuccio
Webinar Id: 800146


One Attendee


This course covers a wide range of CPT coding concepts with numerous interesting and information examples from the instructor's over 15 years of experience and training over 1,000 certified coders. In addition, the presenter has practical knowledge in coding and billing teaching hundreds of live seminars worldwide. It starts with the basics such manual symbols, place of service codes and the organization of the CPT manual. It then covers the highlights for every section of the CPT manual. Key areas include E & M, surgical guidelines, OB/GYN rules, modifiers and the CPT appendices.

The goal here is to impart to billers, management and Providers the complexity and scope of the CPT manual using actual examples from each section. In addition, this course is a great introduction and review for medical coders. It does not require any prior knowledge of coding or billing. The take-away here is a solid foundation of CPT coding concepts with specific examples and how they relate to the bigger picture of compliance, accuracy and reimbursement.

Why should you attend: This course is the result of over 15 years of teaching coding and billing to Providers, coders, billers and management. It covers all the basic concepts of CPT coding with just enough detail to make it meaningful and memorable. It is especially useful for non-coders or beginning coders. Many of the topics presented here are “must know” concepts that everyone responsible for coding should know. Most coding concepts courses are much shorter. This one covers dozens of concept in over 110 PowerPoint slides.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Coding conventions
  • Manual Symbols
  • Place of service Codes
  • Claims form
  • Organization of the CPT manual
  • Index organization
  • Key Concepts such as:
  • The surgical package
  • Separate procedures
  • Add-On Codes
  • Modifier 51 exempt codes
  • CPT appendices
  • E & M key concepts
  • CPT Sections
  • Anesthesia for OB
  • Anesthesia concepts
  • Surgery Section 10000 to 69999
  • Surgery Guidelines
  • Integumentary guidelines
  • Wound repair, closures, benign versus malignant
  • Musculoskeletal procedures
  • Cardiology and Respiratory procedures
  • Digestive system and endoscopies
  • Urinary System
  • OB/GYN basics
  • Endocrine System
  • Neurology
  • Eye and Ears
  • Radiology
  • Path/Lab codes
  • Medicine Section
  • Psychiatry and psychology codes
  • Neurology testing
  • Ear testing
  • Ophthalmological testing
  • Other codes
  • Category II and III CPT Codes
  • CPT Appendices
  • Modifiers (CPT and HCPC)
  • Medicare modifiers
  • What is not in the CPT manual?
  • Billing issues
  • CPT/ICD-9 linking

Who Will Benefit:
  • Billing manager
  • Provider
  • Practice Manager
  • CFO, Billers
  • Beginning Coders

CME Credit Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) and MentorHealth. CFMC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Colorado Foundation for Medical Care designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals Credit Statement
This educational activity has been planned and implemented following the administrative and educational design criteria required for certification of health care professions continuing education credits. Registrants attending this activity may submit their certificate along with a copy of the course content to their professional organizations or state licensing agencies for recognition for 2.5 hours.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) and MentorHealth that the faculty discloses real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity.

Jeffrey Restuccio - Consultant - Medical Code Solutions

Remaining members of the faculty and planning team have nothing to disclose nor do they have any vested interests or affiliations.

Continuing Education Credit

Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) hosts an online activity evaluation system, certificate and outcomes measurement process. Following the activity, you must link to CFMC’s online site (link below) to complete the evaluation form in order to receive your certificate of credit. Once the evaluation form is complete and submitted, you will be automatically sent a copy of your certificate via email. Please note, participants must attend the entire activity to receive all types of credit. Continuing Education evaluation and request for certificates will be accepted up to 60 days post activity date. CFMC will keep a record of attendance on file for 6 years.

Speaker Profile
Jeffrey Restuccio is the principal owner of, a healthcare consulting company specializing in online training, live seminars, webinars, chart audits, and specialty consulting. Jeff is certified as both a CPC and a CPC-H from the Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Jeff is an experienced educator and conducts training courses on CPT and ICD-9 coding and billing, auditing and compliance and has taught hundreds of live coding and billing seminars nationwide. He has audited over 10,000 medical records

Jeff teaches specialty seminars on topic such as carrier-specific rules, medical decision making, auditing, compliance plans and winning appeals. His clients include Hospital Corporation of America, Hospital Management Association, St Jude Children's hospital, the VA, DOD. and hundreds of small practices.

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