Overview of Medical Coding Training in Chennai

Medical coding is the process of translating medical diagnoses, procedures, and services into universally recognised alphanumeric codes. These codes are used by healthcare professionals, insurance companies, and government agencies to accurately document and track patient care, billing, and reimbursement. 

If you're interested in pursuing a career in medical coding, Edoxi's Medical Coding Course in Chennai is an excellent choice. The course provides comprehensive training in various coding systems, including CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS. You will learn about medical terminology, anatomy, and documentation guidelines, which will help you build a strong foundation in medical coding. 

To ensure you are well-prepared for your future career, our trainers, who are industry experts, will provide practical hands-on experience and administer revision tests. They will conduct mock exams to prepare you for the Medical Coding Exam. Enrolling in this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the healthcare industry and become a certified medical coder.

Below are sample questions from the Mock Test conducted for the Anesthesia Test, with answers to be selected from the provided 4 options.

  1. A 42-year-old receives general anaesthesia for donor nephrectomy. The patient has controlled type II diabetes, otherwise are no other co-morbidities. What is the correct CPT code for the anaesthesia services?

                A. 00860-P1          B. 00840-P3,

               C. 00862-P2           D. 00868-P2,

  1. A healthy 32-year-old with a closed distal radius fracture received monitored anaesthesia care for an ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) of the distal radius. What is the code for the anaesthesia service?

            A. 01830-P1  B. 01860-QS-P1  C. 01830-QS-P1  D. 01860-QS-G9-P1

  1. A 10-month-old child is taken to the operating room for removal of a laryngeal mass. What is the appropriate anaesthesia code?

            A. 00320  B. 00326  C. 00320, 99100  D. 00326, 99100

Medical Coding Courses Offered in Chennai

Edoxi offers various Medical Coding Certifications in Chennai based on your desired job role. Here are the top courses available:

Medical Coding Course Name Total Hours Mode of Training
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)  80 Hours Online/ Classroom
CPMA (Certified Professional Medical Auditor)  80 Hours Online/ Classroom
 

Benefits of Medical Coding Certification

  • Job security: Medical coding offers job security as it is an essential component of the healthcare industry, and the demand for skilled professionals continues to rise because of the increasing complexity of medical records and the need for accurate coding and billing.
  • Competitive salary: Certified medical coders can expect to earn a competitive salary that reflects their expertise and experience, both in India and internationally. According to AAPC's Annual Salary Survey, AAPC-certified coders earn an average of $58,055 annually. According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a certified medical coder is ₹33,883 per month, with an additional cash compensation of ₹5,000.
  • Career Advancement Opportunities: Medical coding course can prepare you for entry-level positions and provide a foundation for career advancement and specialisation. With experience and additional certifications, medical coders can move into roles such as coding supervisors, auditors, or coding educators. 
    Remote Work: Many medical coding and billing specialists have the option to work from home, which can save time and money on commuting. This flexibility not only offers a better work-life balance but also opens up opportunities for coders to work for healthcare organisations located in different regions or even countries.
  • Flexibility: Medical coding offers flexibility in timing and lifestyle, allowing you to choose your work schedule and maintain your desired lifestyle. You can choose between full-time, part-time, or contract positions, depending on personal preferences and lifestyle needs.
  • Ongoing Learning: Medical coding is a field that constantly evolves, with new coding guidelines, regulations, and updates being introduced regularly. Keeping up with these changes is essential for staying competent in the field.
  • Comfortable office position: Medical coding offers a comfortable office position as it allows professionals to work in a professional and quiet work environment, free from physical labour or exposure to hazardous conditions. This can contribute to a better work-life balance and overall job satisfaction. 

Medical Coding Course Features

  • 80 Hours In-depth Training: 

    You will undergo eighty hours of intensive medical coding training covering anatomy and medical terms with CPT, ICD, and HCPCS. 

  • Exercises and Test Papers: 

    Once the lecture is finished, you will receive exercises and test papers, all in multiple-choice format. Each question will have four options, requiring you to review the lesson to identify the correct answer. A discussion will follow at the end.

  • Familiarity with HCPCS Book & Compliance Regulation:

    You will be introduced to the HCPCS book and learn to find the codes, understand HCPCS guidelines of compliance and learn to apply them to the questions.

  • 3 Hours of Revision Classes: 

    You will undergo 2 to 3 hours of revision and discussion on CPT, ICD, and HCPCS topics after the training classes. This will enhance your confidence in your learning. 

  • Up to 5 Mock Tests: 

    After the completion of the course, you will have the opportunity to take mock exams that simulate the actual main exams. You will be provided with a minimum of five mock exams to help you improve your scores. If you need more practice, additional mock exams will be given until you feel confident and prepared for the main exam.

  • Internship with AAPC: 

    You will have the opportunity to intern with the AAPC organisation as you are taking the exam through the AAPC. However, to secure the internship, an additional payment is required.

Industries Looking for Medical Coding Professionals 

Government Sectors

Pharmaceuticals 

Health Insurance 

Hospitals

Healthcare Centers

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC)

Medical Coding Training Prerequisites

  • All those who have completed their Diploma, Graduation, Post Graduation or PhD in Pharma /Life sciences/Biotechnology are eligible to enrol for this course.
  • Individuals having experience in any sector (production, processing, quality, trial, R&D etc.) in the healthcare industry (Food manufacturing, Food
  • Ingredient and Additive processing, Drug manufacturing, Medical Device, Ayurvedic, Pharmaceutical Industry Regulation, Clinical Research,
  • Homeopathic or Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturing, Cosmetic Manufacturing, Biotechnology) can also benefit from doing this course.

Medical Coding Course Modules

  • Module 1: ICD (International Classification of Disease)
    This module includes the following :
  • Introduction to ICD
  • Certain Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
    Neoplasms
  • Diseases of Blood/Blood-Forming Organs and Disorders Involving Immune Mechanism
  • Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases Anatomy of the Endocrine System
  • Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Diseases of the Nervous System                               Anatomy of the Nervous System
  • Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa                               Anatomy of the Eye
  • Diseases of the Ears and Mastoid Process               Anatomy of the Ear
  • Diseases of the Circulatory System                           Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System                    Anatomy of the Lymphatic System
  • Diseases of the Respiratory System                          Anatomy of the Respiratory System
  • Diseases of the Digestive System                              Anatomy of the Respiratory System
  • Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue        Anatomy of the Integumentary System
  • Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue                                                                         Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Diseases of the Genitourinary System                       Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System              Anatomy of the Urinary System
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium                Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System
  • Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period
  • Congenital Malformations, Deformations, and Chromosomal Abnormalities
  • Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings, Not Elsewhere Classified
  • Injury Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes
  • External Causes of Morbidity
  • Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services
  • Codes for Special Purpose
  • Module 2: CPT
  • Introduction to CPT
  • Illustrated Anatomical and Procedural Review
  • Evaluation and Management
  • Anesthesia and its Guidelines
  • Surgery and its Guidelines 
  • Radiology and its Guidelines (Including Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Ultrasound)
  • Pathology and Laboratory and its Guidelines
  • Medicine and its Guidelines
    Modifiers
  • Module 3: HCPCS
  • Transportation Services Including Ambulance
  • Medical and Surgical Supplies
  • Administrative, Miscellaneous and Investigational
    Eternal and Parenteral Therapy
  • Outpatient PPS
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Procedures/ Professional Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment
  • Drugs Administered Other Than Oral Method
  • Chemotherapy Drugs
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Orthotic Procedures and Services
  • Prosthetic Procedures
  • Medical Services
  • Pathology and Laboratory Services
  • Temporary Codes
  • Diagnostic Radiology Services
  • Temporary National Codes
  • National Codes Established for State Medicaid Agencies
  • Coronavirus Diagnostic Panel
  • Vision Services
  • Hearing Services
  • Practice Papers and Mock Tests
  • ICD
  • CPT
  • HCPCS

 

 How to Get Medical Coding Certified?

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Get Professional Training From Edoxi
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Do The Preparation
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Appear For the CPC exam
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Become A Certified Medical Coding Professional

Medical Coding Training Options

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Live Virtual Training

  • 80 Hours Instructor-led Classes
  • Authorised Instructor-led Classes
    Weekend/Weekday Classes

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Class Room Training

  • 80 Hours Instructor-led Classes
  • Case Study Presentation
  • Lecture-Based Presentation
  • Revisions and Test Papers
  • Mock Tests and Exam Practice
  • Internship
     

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Customized Corporate Training

  • Customized learning (digital/ instructor-led)
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise grade Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enterprise dashboards for individuals and teams
  • Learners assistance and after support

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FAQs

What is CPC certification?

CPC certification is essential for medical providers to ensure compliance and accurate coding. AAPC's Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential is highly respected in the industry, with nearly 99,000 coding professionals holding this certification. CPCs are crucial in maintaining compliant and profitable medical practices, often earning 20% more than non-certified coders. Becoming a Certified Professional Coder demonstrates expertise in reading medical charts and assigning the correct diagnosis, procedure, and supply codes for various clinical cases and services. This certification can significantly improve your job prospects in a competitive market.

What will I get from Edoxi's Medical Coding Classes?

You will receive the following benefits from joining Edoxi’s Medical Coding course. 

  • You will receive comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies.
  • There will be assignments for all the programme modules to ensure continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • Interactive lectures will be conducted on all key areas of the programme, providing you with flexibility.
  • Assessment and evaluation will be carried out for all the programme modules to enhance your competencies and skills, ultimately preparing you for job applications.
  • Trainers will gather your feedback using specially designed questionnaires at the end of each programme module.
  • All learning and training initiatives will be conducted in English.
What can I do after my CPC Exam?

After passing your CPC Exam and getting your CPC® certification, you can finish your apprenticeship, connect with AAPC members and organisations, keep up with your certification, land your ideal job, and boost your career through continuous learning.

What career opportunities are available after completing a medical coding course?

After completing the medical coding course, you can work as a medical coder, medical biller, coding specialist, or coding auditor in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, or other healthcare facilities.

Why should I choose Edoxi for Medical Coding Course in Chennai?

Enrolling in Edoxi's Medical Coding course in Chennai allows you to enjoy a range of benefits. We will provide you with comprehensive training and preparation, ensuring that you are well-equipped for success. Additionally, we will assist you in validating your expertise and scheduling your credentialing exam.

At Edoxi, we offer the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Examination training through both Classroom and Online sessions, allowing you to choose the learning method that suits you best. Rest assured that we will provide all the necessary study materials, assignments, test papers, case studies, and lectures on key areas to support your learning journey.

Our modules have been carefully compiled to introduce you to various aspects and fundamentals of medical coding systems. Join us today and unlock your potential in Medical Coding!