Having the updates available as a distance learning series allow practices and facilities to be prepared for the new year by receiving the new codes as they are released, rather than waiting until December to attend a live workshop.
Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) August 10, 2009
With the new coding year quickly approaching, practices and facilities must be prepared with coding changes and updates to avoid costly errors on claims. The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC, http://www.aapc.com) is offering a distance learning training series for the complete 2010 coding updates. The training series includes a three-part Webinar and a CD and eManual for each of the three components of the series, shipped as new code sets are released.
The 2010 coding updates covered in this workshop include:
- ICD-9-CM (Shipped in September; 2 CEUs)
- CPT (Shipped in November; 3 CEUs)
- HCPCS Level II (Shipped in December:1 CEU)
"This workshop is a must-have for all coders to be compliant with the 2010 coding updates -- learning which new, deleted and revised codes will affect coding and reimbursement," said Sheri Poe Bernard, vice president, clinical coding content at the AAPC. "Having the updates available as a distance learning series allow practices and facilities to be prepared for the new year by receiving the new codes as they are released, rather than waiting until December to attend a live workshop."
Participants can earn up to six CEUs from this three-part series. The update series is available now for purchase online at the AAPC's Web site (http://www.aapc.com/education/2010-medical-coding-updates.aspx), or by calling 800-626-2633.
About the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
The AAPC (http://www.aapc.com) is the nation's largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders. The AAPC provides credentials to medical coders in physician offices, outpatient facilities and payer environments. The certifications the AAPC offers are Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Coder - Hospital (CPC-H®) and Certified Professional Coder - Payer (CPC-P®), as well as 18 specialty-specific credentials and the Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder® (CIRCC®) credential. These credentials represent the gold standard certifications for medical coding. The AAPC provides a wide variety of benefits to its 80,000 members worldwide.