Coding in the Reproductive Healthcare Environment

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Resource Description: 


Unit 1: The Fundamentals of Coding. This unit covers the purpose of coding. It also provides a broad overview of billing codes and describes how codes are used to document the services provided during a medical visit.

    Unit 1 is intended for beginner coding clinic staff who have never done medical coding before,
    or would like a refresher course in basic medical coding.

Unit 2: The Coding Process. This unit examines the process for selecting preventive medicine and problem-focused Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes. The unit provides a framework for capturing all the elements of a visit with the appropriate codes. The unit does NOT cover the types of codes in detail; rather, it shows how a list of questions can guide the process for determining codes.

    Unit 2 is intended for intermediate coding clinic staff who want to learn more about the
    nuances of selecting the appropriate code and capturing all of the elements of a medical visit.

Unit 3: Advanced Case Studies in Coding. This unit provides a range of complex, reproductive health-focused case studies for coding staff to test their skills. 

    Unit 3 is intended for experienced coding clinic staff who would like to test their coding skills
    by going through reproductive health examples of complex cases.

Frequently Used Quality Family Planning ICD-10 Codes Job Aid

Content Developer: 

Dr. Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
University of California - San Francisco - School of Medicine

Registration and Fees: 

  • Registration for all units is free. 
  • A $12 fee per unit will be charged for continuing nursing education (CNE) credits. There is no fee for a certificate of attendance.
  • The Coding in the Reproductive Healthcare Environment Course offers 1.0 contact hour per unit.
  • To receive contact hours, participants must complete and submit an evaluation and request for credit.  Certificates will be emailed within 4 weeks of submitting the evaluation.

JSI is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


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Funding for this online course was made possible by the Office of Population Affairs (Grant FPTPA006023-03-00). The views expressed in the module does not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



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