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).
Not included with course:
AMA CPT® Professional Edition (current year)
ICD-10-CM (current year), any publisher
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.
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.
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
Reading assignment covering CPT®, ICD-10-CM coding, E/M coding, and
Interactive lecture with case studies
Final assessment exam
Skilled Nursing Facility Coding Certificate upon successful course completion
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.