Basic Coding for OMS
This online course is designed especially for OMSs and OMS staff who have never attended a coding workshop and have had little or no formal training in procedural and diagnostic coding. It also is designed for the more seasoned professional looking for a comprehensive refresher of the basics.
The course will teach the very basic elements of coding and provide an effective understanding of the CDT, CPT and ICD-10-CM coding manuals and systems. Participants will have the opportunity to test and reinforce their knowledge through basic case studies and exercises. The course proceeds at a slow, comfortable pace – dedicating sufficient time to each topic.
- Explain the purpose of coding and its relationship to reimbursement.
- Describe ICD-10-CM, CPT, and CDT coding conventions and basic principles.
- Discuss basic claim submission processes including coordination of benefits, predetermination, preauthorization, electronic claims submission and more.
Completion of this course requires current ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS Level II, and CDT coding books. AAOMS members can purchase coding books through our AAOMS Advantage Partner, Optum 360. Members using promo code AAOMSMBR will receive a 20 percent discount. CDT coding books can be purchased from ADA.org.
This course consists of 10 units. To complete each unit, you will need your printed course manual and coding books (ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS Level II, and CDT).
The videos will provide verbal explanation of the course manual, the opportunity to complete practice problems, and non-graded quizzes to evaluate your knowledge retention.
For optimal viewing, Chrome or Firefox are recommended browsers. As a reminder, your course access will expire in 60 days of registration or upon completion of the course.
Dawn Jackson, DrPH, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Dr. Dawn Jackson is full professor and program director of the Health Services Administration program at Eastern Kentucky University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., her master’s degree in Allied Health Education from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky., and a doctorate degree in Health Services Management from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. She also is a fellow with the American Health Information Management Association.
Dr. Jackson’s areas of expertise include healthcare reimbursement systems, coding and billing processes, medical law and healthcare management. A certified coding specialist, she has trained physicians and their staff for more than 26 years and has presented coding courses for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for almost 23 years.
Continuing Education Provider Approval
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.
ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 7.0 continuing education credit(s).
AGD - Accepted Program Provider
5/1/18 – 12/31/22
Provider ID# 214680
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For AAPC credit, please contact the AAOMS Coding and Reimbursement Staff at (800) 822-6637.
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