Skilled Nursing Facility Coding Course

Skilled nursing facility coding course

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. If you’re a medical coder interested in long-term care or currently working in a post-acute residential care setting, AAPC’s Skilled Nursing Facility Coding Course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

This online 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.

Included in This Course

  • Key aspects of the SNF Patient Driven Payment Model, such as Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0, the Care Area Assessment (CAA)
  • Legislative, regulatory, and billing changes to Medicare Part A policy impacting clinical perspective in skilled nursing facilities
  • CPT® coding and modifier use for skilled nursing facilities
  • E/M guidelines and coding for skilled nursing facilities
  • ICD-10-CM coding for skilled nursing facilities
  • Case studies for practical application of coding skills
  • SNF coding final assessment
  • Approval of 6 CEUs upon successful completion towards CPC, CPC-P, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, and specialty credentials except CIRCC (one-time use only)
  • Access available for one (1) year from purchase date
  • Download Skilled Nursing Facility Coding Course Syllabus (PDF)

Skilled Nursing Facility Coding




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Additional Information

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy recommended
  • Includes certificate of completion
  • 6 CEUs upon completion within the allotted one year and a score of 70% or higher on the final assessment

SNF Coding Final Assessment

  • Final assessment consisting of 35 multiple-choice questions
  • Coding cases from real-world, redacted records
  • Must be completed within 75 minutes
  • 70% passing score required
  • Two exam attempts included with course

This online course must be completed within a 1-year period or less from date of purchase. Additional time extensions may be purchased for $29.95 per month. 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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