Coding Concepts - in Depth

Duration: 90 Minutes
Instructor: Jeffrey Restuccio
Webinar Id: 800499


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

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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