Online Training

CSI’s Coding Strategies online training, provides comprehensive courses for intricate specialties. Unlike generic online learning sessions, Coding Strategies online courses will cement specialty-specific coding knowledge through the use of state-of-the-art graphics, instant feedback, exercises, case studies and/or real-world documentation. Each course provides users with a strong foundation, as well as a true understanding of complex coding in their medical specialty. Whether a user is new to a specialty or has been working in the industry for years, CSI has something to offer everyone. View available courses, or contact us to learn more about institutional contracts and corporate discounts. Click the Training Center and select online store to purchase course(s).

Specialty-Specific Online Training Courses

 

Now Available! ICD-10-CM Specialty Fundamental Courses

ICD-10-CM Specialty Fundamentals courses are entry-level courses in ICD-10-CM diagnosis code assignment. They provide a foundation for specialty-focused ICD-10-CM training such as CSI’s oncology- and radiology-focused ICD-10-CM curricula. Topics covered in this course include but are not limited to:

• The ICD-10 coding system
• The components of ICD-10-CM
• Code format, 7th characters, and placeholders
• Excludes1 and Excludes2 notes
• Etiology/Manifestation codes
• Sequencing of neoplasm codes
• ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
• Using the Alphabetic Index and Tabular List
• Specialty-specific examples and training related to specialty-specific guidelines.

ICD-10: General Courses

AP114: Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM
ICDFND114:ICD-10-CM Fundamentals
ICDFNDAN114: ICD-10-CM Fundamentals for Anesthesia
ICDFNDCRD: ICD-10-CM Fundamentals for Cardiology
ICDFNDOBG14: ICD-10-CM Fundamentals for OB-GYN
ICDFNDPAT14: ICD-10-CM Fundamentals for Pathology
ICDFNDPED14: ICD-10-CM Fundamentals for Pediatrics

New! ICD-10-CM: General 

Anatomy & Physiology course is designed to prepare coders for ICD-10 coding by reviewing key concepts in anatomy and physiology, focusing on organs and structures that play important roles in the ICD-10 code definitions. The course includes anatomic diagrams, exercises, and a printable study guide that contains key learning points and references.

AP: Anatomy & Physiology

ICD-10-CM Fundamentals is an entry-level course in ICD-10-CM diagnosis code assignment. It provides a foundation for specialty-focused ICD-10-CM training such as CSI’s oncology- and radiology-focused ICD-10-CM curricula.

ICDFND: ICD-10-CM Fundamentals

New! ICD-10: Oncology

ICD-10-CM for Oncology curriculum is a collection of 3 online courses that cover all aspects of diagnosis coding for medical and radiation oncology. Course ICDONC1 teaches code assignment principles for neoplasms. ICDONC2 covers the coding guidelines for ancillary conditions and services, such as encounters for treatment, genetic susceptibility to cancer, long-term drug therapy, etc. Course ICDONC3 explains the guidelines for coding complications of care, including side effects of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other medical services. Each course includes lay explanations of clinical terms, code selection, code sequencing, and documentation requirements. The courses contain examples, case studies and hands-on exercises to improve comprehension and retention. At the end of each course there is a multiple-choice assessment to test the learner’s knowledge of the material.

ICDONC1: Neoplasms
ICDONC2: Cancer-Related Conditions
ICDONC3: Complications of Treatment

New! ICD-10: Radiology

ICD-10-CM for Radiology curriculum is a collection of 6 online courses that cover all aspects of diagnosis coding for radiology. This curriculum assumes a basic knowledge of ICD-10-CM's components and conventions. It is recommendd that users first complete the ICD-10-CM Fundamentals course (ICDFND) or the equivalent. The courses in this curriculum include anatomic diagrams, clear explanations of key terms and concepts, copious examples and exercies, and tips on documentation. Each course also includes a printable study guide that summarizes the key learning points.

ICDRAD1: Cancer and Cancer Screening
ICDRAD2: Cardiovascular Disorders
ICDRAD3: Musculoskeletal Disorders
ICDONC4: Pregnancy
ICDONC5: Complications and Drug Effects
ICDONC6: Trauma and External Cause Codes

Interventional Radiology

The goal of this curriculum is to prepare individuals to accurately assign surgical and imaging procedure codes for the most frequently encountered interventional radiology services. Through in-depth explanation and state-of-the-art graphics, users will review all coding guidelines associated with assigning surgical and imaging codes for interventional radiology procedures. The intent is to ensure understanding and retention through examples, multi-choice exercises and actual case studies.

IVR1: Principles of Arterial Catheter Placement
IVR2: Arterial Diagnostic Imaging
IVR3: Non-Arterial Vascular Procedures
IVR4: Transcatheter Therapies
IVR5: Non-Vascular Interventions
IVR6: Endovascular Repair

Diagnostic Radiology

(DRG) Curriculum

The Diagnostic Radiology curriculum is a collection of 9 online courses that cover all aspects of procedure and diagnosis coding for diagnostic radiology services.  These courses are ideal for coding and billing professionals working in the physician practice or hospital outpatient setting. The curriculum includes a course on radiology compliance issues (DRG1), a course on ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding (DRG2), and 7 courses on procedure coding.  Each of the procedure coding courses focuses on a specific imaging modality, including plain films and fluoroscopy (DRG3), ultrasound (DRG4), breast procedures (DRG5), CT and CTA (DRG6), MRI and MRA (DRG7), PET and PET-CT (DRG8), and nuclear medicine (DRG9).  Each course explains procedure techniques, coding guidelines, modifier use, coverage issues, and reimbursement considerations.  The courses contain examples, case studies and multiple-choice exercises to improve comprehension and retention.  At the end of each course there is a multiple-choice assessment to test the learner’s knowledge of the material.


DRG1: Radiology Compliance
DRG2: ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding
DRG3: Plain Films and Fluoroscopy
DRG4: Ultrasound
DRG5: Breast Procedures
DRG6: CT/CTA
DRG7: MRI/MRA
DRG8: PET/PET-CT
DRG9: Nuclear Medicine

Radiation Oncology

The Radiation Oncology curriculum is a collection of 7 online courses that cover all aspects of procedure and diagnosis coding for radiation therapy services.  These courses are ideal for coding and billing professionals working in the physician practice or hospital outpatient setting.  The curriculum includes a course on patient visits and other evaluation and management services, which is available in two versions, one for hospital coders (RO1H) and one for physician practice coders (RO1P).  The curriculum also includes a course on ICD-9-CM diagnosis coding (RO2) as well as 5 courses on radiation therapy modalities.  The modalities are general external beam radiation therapy (RO3), IMRT (RO4), stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy (RO5), brachytherapy (RO6), and therapeutic nuclear medicine (RO7).  Each course explains procedure techniques, coding guidelines, modifier use, coverage issues, and reimbursement considerations.  The courses contain examples, case studies and multiple-choice exercises to improve comprehension and retention.  At the end of each course there is a multiple-choice assessment to test the learner’s knowledge of the material.


RO1H:  Patient Visits - Hospital
RO1P:  Patient Visits - Physician
RO2:  ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding
RO3:  External Beam Radiation Therapy
RO4:  Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
RO5:  Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
RO6:  Brachytherapy
RO7:  Radiopharmaceutical Procedures

Medical Oncology

CSI previously offered the Medical Oncology – Hospital and Medical Oncology – Physician curricula that each consisted of three separate courses. Effective March 2013, this will be replaced with a single course that addresses Medical Oncology services regardless of the place of service.

Introducting the new Infusions and Injections course:

This course covers complex coding guidelines for chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy infusions, injections, and related services. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Drug administration documentation
  • How Medicare pays for drugs and drug administration
  • Use of modifier 59
  • Chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy drug administration
  • Hydration
  • Billing for wasted drugs
  • Implanted infusion ports
  • Transfusion services

The course discusses coding guidelines, documentation requirements, modifier use, and bundling issues. It includes exercises with real-life scenarios for hands-on learning. At the completion of the course, a scored assessment tests the learner’s comprehension of the material.

 

Evaluation and Management

The Evaluation and Management curriculum is a collection of 5 online courses that cover all aspects of procedure coding for physician evaluation and management (E/M) services.  These courses are ideal for coding and billing professionals working in the physician practice setting.  The curriculum includes a course on basic E/M coding principles (EM1), as well as four courses about specific types of E/M services:  Physician office services (EM2), physician hospital services (EM3), critical care and emergency services (EM4), and preventive medicine services (EM5).  Each course explains key definitions, coding guidelines, modifier use, coverage issues and reimbursement considerations.  The courses contain examples, case studies and multiple-choice exercises to improve comprehension and retention.  At the end of each course there is a multiple-choice assessment to test the learner’s knowledge of the material.

EM1:  Evaluation and Management Principles
EM2:  Physician Office Services
EM3:  Physician Hospital Services
EM4:  Critical Care and Emergency Services
EM5:  Preventive Medicine Services

Invasive Cardiology

The Invasive Cardiology curriculum is a collection of 5 online courses that cover all aspects of procedure coding for invasive cardiology services.  These courses are ideal for coding and billing professionals working in the physician practice or hospital outpatient setting. The curriculum includes courses on diagnostic cardiac catheterization (IVC1), coronary interventions (IVC2), peripheral angiograms (IVC3), peripheral interventions such as angioplasty and atherectomy (IVC4), and peripheral angiograms and interventions performed in conjunction with cardiac catheterization (IVC5).  Each course explains procedure techniques, coding guidelines, modifier use, coverage issues, and reimbursement considerations.  The courses contain examples, case studies and multiple-choice exercises to improve comprehension and retention.  At the end of each course there is a multiple-choice assessment to test the learner’s knowledge of the material.

IVC1:   Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
IVC2:   Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
IVC3:   Peripheral Angiography
IVC4:   Peripheral Interventions
IVC5:   Peripheral Procedures with Heart Catheterization

Pain Management

The Pain Management Curriculum is a comprehensive training program that provides users with in-depth information on the most frequently performed pain management procedures and services. The curriculum begins with an Overview course that provides the user with basic principles and key terms for pain management. The Pain Management Patient Visits course covers coding principles for visit services, including consultations, office/outpatient visits, and related services. The Diagnosis Coding course covers the proper assignment of ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for the conditions for which pain management specialists commonly provide services. The Spinal Procedures I and II courses present the procedure coding guidelines for diagnostic and therapeutic spinal injections. The Peripheral Injections course presents coding guidelines for trigger point injections, peripheral nerve blocks, and related services. The Implanted Pumps and Neurostimulators course covers implanted infusion pumps as well as spinal and peripheral neurostimulators. Finally, the Other Chronic Pain Procedures course covers the billing guidelines for drugs, acupuncture, and other miscellaneous pain services. All of the courses contain state of the art graphics, examples, and multiple choice exercises. Actual case studies are utilized to instruct and to reinforce the user’s learning experience.

PM1: Patient Visits
PM2: Diagnosis Coding for Pain Management
PM3: Peripheral Angiography
PM4: Spinal Procedures II
PM5: Other Chronic Pain Injections
PM6: Implanted Pumps and Neurostimulators
PM7: Other Chronic Pain Procedures

Physician Academy

Physician Academy (MPA) courses are designed to help physicians understand and apply important compliance and documentation principles.  The courses are self-paced, and each course takes approximately one hour to complete.  The physician can exit the course at any time and at the next login will be taken directly to the last slide viewed.  Each course includes a handout containing key learning points.  After finishing the course, the physician can print a certificate of completion for the group’s compliance education files.

MPA1:  Radiology Compliance
MPA2:  Evaluation and Management Fundamentals
MPA3:  Documenting the History
MPA4:  Documenting the Examination
MPA5:  Documenting Medical Decision-Making