Professional Medical Coding Training Module 7: Musculoskeletal Systems

The musculoskeletal system is made up of muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments that together provide movement, form, strength, and protection. Various muscle and bone types work together in this body system, which is one of the most challenging systems to code.

The objectives for this course are to define key terms; understand coding of scope procedures versus open procedures, the components of the musculoskeletal system, the most common pathologies affecting these organs, and orthopedic surgeries and how they relate to pathologies; recognize common eponyms and acronyms; identify when other sections of CPT or ICD-9-CM should be accessed; and know when HCPCS Level II codes or modifiers are appropriate.

The course will use the instructor's operative reports from orthopedic cases, which have been redacted for teaching purposes.

This course is a must for anyone who wants to learn the ins and outs of orthopedic coding or wants to brush up on his or her MSK coding skills.

At the conclusion of the course, a 30-minute quiz will be administered to challenge participants' coding skills.

Register online for Professional Medical Coding Training Module 7: Musculoskeletal Systems, which is offered by Learning and Development. The class meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Johns Hopkins at Eastern.

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