Coding Project

LAB ASSIGNMENT: Physician Office (PO) Coding Project

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Once you have read and studied the content in chapter 7 of your textbook, completed CCW exercises and become more familiar with E/M coding, you are ready to begin the Lab Assignment: Physician Office (PO) Coding Project, which requires the assignment of CPT and HCPCS level II codes.

NOTE:

•Post any queries about the patient records in the Discussion Board forum so I can clarify..

•You are also permitted (encouraged) to use encoder software to assist in the assignment of codes.

Be sure to budget enough time to complete this lab assignment. You will notice that you are allowed to:

•Post queries in the Physician Office Coding Project discussion board forum to resolve areas of confusion.

•Collaborate with your team/group. Just don’t give each other the code answers. Work together to figure out how to code each case.

NOTE: The Physician Office Coding Project is required of this course. Students who do not submit the project will have their final grade lowered by one whole letter grade.

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Instructions for Coding Physician Office Records

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Attached Files:

File 2017 PO Coding Project.pdf Click for more options (152.979 KB)

File 2017POCasesAnswerSheet.doc Click for more options (46 KB)

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CAUTION! Do not wait until the day before the due date or the actual due date to begin working on this assignment. You are expected to complete any module exercises, review, and other assignments (in addition to mastering the chapter content) prior to beginning this physician office coding assignment. Coding the 10 physician office records will take a good amount of time, be sure to utilize your team/groups in the effort.

Right click on each file (above), and save to your computer’s desktop.

•The *.pdf file contains 10 physician office records that are viewable in Adobe Reader.

•The *.doc file contains a worksheet you will print and use to enter CPT/HCPCS level II codes (explained below) for each case NOTE: we are not worried about diagnosis codes for submission, however, if you want to add them to practice in the encoder, that is absolutely fine.

•Use your coding manual to assign codes, and use your textbook to locate information about coding concepts

NOTE: As you review the physician office records to assign codes, be sure to post any questions you have in the Discussion Board. Asking questions simulates the physician’s office setting where coders confer with each other as they code records. Also, because coders routinely generate “physician queries” when they need clarification about a diagnosis or procedure, be sure to provide all the information necessary in your discussion postings so your instructor can respond. For example, do not refer your instructor to the case or to a report in the case. Instead, keyboard information from the case that supports your question. After completing the worksheet, submit via the Assignment link.

LAB ASSIGNMENT: Physician Office (PO) Coding Project

.

Once you have read and studied the content in chapter 7 of your textbook, completed CCW exercises

and become more familiar with E/M codi

ng, you are ready to begin the Lab Assignment: Physician Office

(PO) Coding Project, which requires the assignment of CPT and HCPCS level II codes.

NOTE:

•Post any queries about the patient records in the Discussion Board forum so I can clarify..

•You are

also permitted (encouraged) to use encoder software to assist in the assignment of codes.

Be sure to budget enough time to complete this lab assignment. You will notice that you are allowed to:

•Post queries in the Physician Office Coding Project discuss

ion board forum to resolve areas of

confusion.

•Collaborate with your team/group. Just don’t give each other the code answers. Work together to

figure out how to code each case.

NOTE: The Physician Office Coding Project is required of this course. Student

s who do not submit the

project will have their final grade lowered by one whole letter grade.

.

LAB ASSIGNMENT: Physician Office (PO) Coding Project

.

Once you have read and studied the content in chapter 7 of your textbook, completed CCW exercises

and become more familiar with E/M coding, you are ready to begin the Lab Assignment: Physician Office

(PO) Coding Project, which requires the assignment of CPT and HCPCS level II codes.

NOTE:

•Post any queries about the patient records in the Discussion Board forum so I can clarify..

•You are also permitted (encouraged) to use encoder software to assist in the assignment of codes.

Be sure to budget enough time to complete this lab assignment. You will notice that you are allowed to:

•Post queries in the Physician Office Coding Project discussion board forum to resolve areas of

confusion.

•Collaborate with your team/group. Just don’t give each other the code answers. Work together to

figure out how to code each case.

NOTE: The Physician Office Coding Project is required of this course. Students who do not submit the

project will have their final grade lowered by one whole letter grade.