Skilled Nursing Facility Coding Course

Enroll now for just $149 for members ($199 for non-members).

Career opportunities for medical coders trained in skilled nursing facility (SNF) coding are on the rise, and tremendous growth is projected to continue through 2030 as the last of the baby boomers enter their seventh decade of life.

The Skilled Nursing Facility Coding course will introduce you to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) — the case-mix classification system used in long-term residential care settings that classifies patients into case-mix components and case-mix groups, and then uses the case-mix index (CMI) to calculate the PDPM per diem rate for Medicare reimbursement. You’ll also learn ICD-10-CM and E/M coding for SNF encounters, as well as relevant CPT® services and modifier usage. Students will gain a solid understanding of SNF billing concepts, consolidated billing, and Medicare Part A.

Education and experience requirements

Completion of a professional coding course or 1 year of ProFee coding experience is recommended.


Approval for 6 CEUs upon successful course completion (one-time use only).

Course syllabus

Approved books

Not included with course:

  • AMA CPT® Professional Edition (current year)

  • ICD-10-CM (current year), any publisher

Course format

This is an online self-paced instruction course. You get the flexibility to prepare for the exam on your own time, at your own pace with online, on-demand training.

Certificate of completion

Certificate issued upon completion with a 70% passing score.

Who should take this course?

If you’re a medical coder interested in long-term care or currently working in a post-acute residential care setting, the Skilled Nursing Facility Coding course is for you.

Course objectives

  • Learn billing and regulatory concepts relevant to skilled nursing facilities

  • Review ICD-10-CM guidelines and common diagnoses for skilled nursing facilities

  • Explore evaluation and management coding for skilled nursing facilities

  • Review frequently used CPT® codes and modifiers

  • Supply hands-on examples of material to improve your mastery of the above concepts

Course includes

  • Reading assignment covering CPT®, ICD-10-CM coding, E/M coding, and
    SNF billing

  • Interactive lecture with case studies

  • Final assessment exam

  • Skilled Nursing Facility Coding Certificate upon successful course completion

Course terms and conditions

By purchasing any online course and other items, I certify that I have read and agree to the online course terms and conditions and the refund policy.

Date of purchase is considered your course start date, additional time will be given for processing of your order. After your order is processed, you will receive further email instruction for course access.

This online course must be completed within a 1-year period or less from date of purchase. Additional time extensions may be purchased for a monthly fee. Date of purchase is considered your course start date. After your order is processed you will receive further email instruction on course access.

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