Medical Billcoding II 4
Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be three (3) to six (6) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.
This written assignment has two parts and requires outside research. In lesson 1 we discussed professional billing and coding careers. Building from this lesson, coders often have to obtain certifications before entering careers in coding. Two of the most widely known certifying agencies are American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Part I For part I of the written assignment you will be required to choose either the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and describe the certification process for at least two certifications within the organization that you choose. Please provide information on the following.
- Exam costs
- Areas of focus
- Test information.
Part II For part II of the written assignment, explain why the following course objectives are important to the medical coder and biller.
- Identify different types of facilities that employ allied health personnel, and define various job descriptions pertaining to a health care position.
- Discuss the history of coding and identify the purpose of ICD-9-CM coding.
- Describe the similarities and differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes and explain the new features found in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.
- Explain the history and purpose of CPT coding and identify features of evaluation and management (E/M) services.
Please include at least 3 scholarly articles within your response. Overall response will be formatted according to APA style and the total assignment should be between 3-6 pages not including title page and reference page.