Anatomy and Pathophysiology Primer
- Coders need a strong foundation in anatomy and pathophysiology in order to understand operative notes and the medical record.
This course will take tricky subjects, like knee compartments, ocular segments, and portal vein circulation, and distill it into simple concepts you will understand and remember. All course content was developed with content of CPT and ICD-10-CM codes in mind, and will review anatomical issues associated with all specialties. The content is relevant to all students and all professional coders, giving all attendees a deeper understanding of anatomy and pathophysiology nuances affecting code selection.
About The Author
Sheri Poe Bernard, COC, CPC, CDEO, CPC-I
Sheri Poe Bernard is one of the nation’s leading developers of medical coding curricula and referential material. With more than 20 years of experience in coding and reimbursement publishing, training, and test development, she is an expert communicator of coding concepts. Bernard is currently a risk adjustment consultant in coding, training, and clinical documentation improvement, as well as a freelance writer. She is a sought-after public speaker on topics including coding, reimbursement, risk adjustment, and anatomy. She pioneered training labs in which medical coders learn anatomy using physiologically similar organs from farm animals. She served for 15 years as a coding content developer at a company now known as Optum360 and was instrumental in the development of the Coders’ Desk Reference, Encoder Pro, and additive features of the Optum360 International Classification of Diseases and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Level II coding books. She was vice president of training and certification at the AAPC, where she implemented processes for content quality control and oversaw the rewrite and review of certification tests and curricula for three years. Before her employment at AAPC, Bernard served as a member of the AAPC National Advisory Board for eight years, six years as an officer. She worked two years as a senior technical advisor for the Step-By-Step coding curriculum developed by Carol J. Buck, published by Elsevier, Inc.
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