Our Continuing Education Programs
The RN-Coder Network provides contnuing education for RN-Coder Basic Training, RN-Auditor Compliance Institute, and RN-Coder ICD10 Academy training for Registered Nurses, physicians, and other clinical professionals in correct coding. All CE programs available online 24/7 too!
NEXT Scheduled LIVE Programs:
- RN-Coder BASIC Training Feb. 3 - 7 HOMEWOOD SUITES - South Las Vegas
- RN-Coder ICD10 Academy - Mar. 31 - April 4 - HOMEWOOD SUITES - South Las Vegas
- RN-Auditor COMPLIANCE Institute - May 19 - 23 Homewood Suites, South Las Vegas
NURSES! We had to move the venue due to nurses wanting these classes! We will be at the Homewood Suites (mini-apartments! with free hot breakfast & dinner & WIFI!) in Henderson, about 10 minutes south of The Strip. FREE transportation to/from McCarren Airport, and casinos!
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What is “Point-of-Care Coding?”
POCC is the coding of medical procedures and services and the patient’s condition –at the “Point-of-Care” – up close, where the action is. In other words, POCC is performed by an RN who either provided the care or assisted the physician in providing the care. This can be in an inpatient or outpatient setting, in the physician’s office, in the Emergency Department, in the cardiac catheterization lab – anywhere patient care is being delivered.
Point of Care Coding has been demonstrated to alleviate issues such as lost charges – either the service or supply was never documented in the patient’s record – or it was missed during the clerical coding phase in medical records. It has also eliminated incorrect coding when applied by a Certified RN-Coder who has completed a 125-hour continuing education program.
Point of Care Coding performed by a Certified RN-Coder assures that everything is documented correctly – then he or she applies the correct procedure and supply codes, as well as the diagnosis code(s) (or signs and symptoms) for the patient’s condition.
In the fast-paced Emergency Department, for example, a Certified RN-Coder who has an ED nursing background, will be the best staff member to assure everything is documented and then do the coding of it BEFORE the chart leaves the unit – or in EHR terms – BEFORE the chart is signed off and closed. However, to be effective, this person must be able to provide ONLY coding and documentation functions, rather than nursing functions.
A Certified RN-Coder would also be able to assess other departmental coding related to the patient’s care, such as laboratory testing results, imaging reports, pharmaceutical orders and administration, to be sure there is a cohesive and correct “picture” of the patient’s care.
“This is what we did (CPT procedure coding, HCPCS supply coding).” And “This is why we did it.,” (ICD9 coding of conditions, Present on Admission, signs and symptoms), is how Joyce Thomas, a healthcare administrator for over 20 years primarily in medical practice management, describes the coding process for nurses and physicians.
“When a Certified RN-Coder checks the documentation and performs the coding process BEFORE the patient leaves the unit – correct coding happens MOST of the time, eliminating the need for expensive re-billing, appeals, etc.” states Thomas. “Third party reimbursement and compliance with state and federal regulations is assured.”