The Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Coder (CPRC™) demonstrates sufficient experience and expertise in plastic and reconstructive surgery coding. A team of leading plastic and reconstructive surgery coding professionals developed the CPRC™ credential.
The CPRC™ is proficient in the following competencies:
- Ability to read and abstract physician office notes and procedure notes to apply correct ICD-10-CM, CPT®, HCPCS Level II and modifier coding assignments
- Evaluation and management (both the 1995 and 1997 Documentation Guidelines)
- Rules and regulations of Medicare billing including (but not limited to) incident to, teaching situations, shared visits, consultations and global surgery
- Coding of surgical procedures performed by plastic and reconstructive specialists such as scar revisions, facial repairs, cosmetic surgeries, etc.
- Medical terminology
- Anatomy and physiology