CPT Coding 101: Improve Accuracy and


If you are not a coder, you may not need to know how to code fluently, but without a base understanding, you could be losing thousands a day in reimbursements and never even know it.

Every person in your practice that comes into contact with a patient MUST get a firm grip on at least the basics of coding. It’s the only way to ensure that you receive every authorized penny possible from your claims. The good news is that there is a way to learn just what you need without spending days in a classroom.

Coding expert, Brenda Edwards, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CRC, CMRS, CMCS, is presenting a 90-minute online training session, specifically designed to help non-coders better understand the nuances of coding. This will give your entire team the tools it needs to better communicate and ensure your claims are more accurate and that you receive every dollar you are due.

By attending this online training, you’ll master the key elements of coding, without getting lost in the trenches. Here are just a few of the practical, plain-English coding elements you’ll learn by attending this training session:

  • Master CPT manual symbols, associated codes and text to cut down on denials
  • Modifiers demystified—identify their best uses to improve your overall claims’ pay up
  • Avoid downcoding your E/M services —HINT: the key is within the code
  • Uncover viable surgery codes (10000-69999) you may not be using
  • Make the CPT manual’s Index do the work for you, a primer to finding codes FAST
  • How to really use your medical terminology knowledge to your benefit
  • And so much more…

Who should attend this session? All members of a medical practice team from the front desk staff to the practice administrator have a hand in ensuring your claims are coded correctly.

Accurate coding is key to your practice’s success. Accordingly, the more people in your practice that have a handle on its basics the better your chances are to ethically optimize the reimbursement you receive.

By attending this coding 101 training, you’ll boost your coding accuracy, decrease denials and improve your overall reimbursement. Sign up today and use the expert strategies you’ll receive the very same day and going forward for years to come! Don’t wait, registration for this training is limited to ensure each attendee has time to get their questions answered.

Meet Your Expert

Brenda Edwards

Brenda has been involved in the healthcare arena for over 25 years with experience in chart audit, coding and billing, education, consulting, practice management and compliance.  She has worked closely with practices, providers and residency programs to ensure documentation is compliant and accurate.

Brenda has written many articles for national publications including Healthcare Business Monthly, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and BC Advantage.  Her humorous and engaging presentation style has made her a conference favorite at both national and regional conferences for AAPC as well as local chapter meetings across the country.  Brenda is also an AAPC workshop and webinar presenter.

Brenda became a Certified Professional Coding Instructor (CPC-I) in 2001 and has assisted countless students obtain their coding credentials through the AAPC Professional Medical Coding Curriculum.  She is also an AAPC ICD10-CM/PCS Training Expert.

She served on the AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors from 2010-2014 and held office as Chair.  She has been intimately involved in the development and continuation of the Hardship Scholarship Program for AAPC.  Mentoring fellow members of AAPC is a passion for her.  She is co-founder of the northeast Kansas (NEKAAPC) AAPC chapter and has served many offices.