The musculoskeletal system is a system of muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments that provides 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 course called Professional Medical Coding Training Module 7: Musculoskeletal Systems will cover coding of scope procedures versus open procedures, the components of the musculoskeletal system, key terms, pathologies affecting these organs, orthopedic surgeries and how they relate to pathologies, common eponyms and acronyms, identifying when other sections of CPT or ICD-9-CM should be accessed, and knowing when HCPCS Level II codes or modifiers are appropriate.
This course is for anyone who wants to learn orthopedic coding or to brush up on existing skills.
Register online for the course, which will be offered by Learning and Development on Friday, Jan. 5.