Medical Billing and Coding Training with CCO (Part 2)

Medical Billing and Coding Training with CCO (Part 2)


Boyd: Let’s take a look at the member’s area
and give an idea of what the packages look like for people when they purchase. Laureen: Right, so as soon as you enroll in
this package you will get access to all of these, we call them subscriptions, but they’re
basically courses or additional material. The first one listed is the medical terminology
and anatomy course. Then the PBC, which is our physician based coding course. Our PBB,
which is the physician based billing course. Then the bonuses, we’ve got a CPC Blitz video
package, which is basically after you finish the coding course and you’re getting ready
to sit for the National Board Exam, the CPC, this does a review of everything that you
learned and teaches you some exam taking tips, and includes a practice exam. Then we have the ICD-10 Blitz, which our course
currently is teaching you on ICD-9, and then to learn the new diagnostic coding system
we have an ICD-10 Blitz course. That is a short course. It’s based on a two day live
event that was recorded. That will bring your ICD-9 knowledge up to ICD-10. Then you get
a free years access to our replay club. It’s normally nineteen ninety-five a month, so
that’s a bonus that we give to our students. Our CCO CEU Club, which is going to be launched
very soon here, you’ll also have access to that for a year. Actually all of our courses
are normally a year, but with this special package we’ve added another bonus and extended
all of them by six months. You get eighteen months of access overall, plenty of time to
finish these courses. Most people take four to six months to finish the medical terminology
and coding course together, and then another three to four months to finish the billing
course. We know sometimes life interrupts, so it’s nice to know you have that cushion
of extra time should you need it. Boyd: The advantage of doing this particular
course this particular way is that you can do it at your own speed, so you’re not limited
by, like Laureen said, circumstances that come up that prevent you from getting to class
whether that be in your local neighborhood or whatever. As long as you’ve got an internet
connection you can download these and take it at your own pace. Laureen: Absolutely, and you know just to
speak to that a little bit all of our courses are designed to mirror a classroom experience,
but give you the positives of doing it online. What I mean by that is you will have a textbook
and a workbook for all the courses, and then when you go to class, so to speak, as if you
were driving to class, you go to your computer. In a classroom situation when you would go
to class you would go to listen to your instructor, and you would go to maybe take a test once
in a while, so that’s what you’ll do when you come to the computer and you log in here.
Everything else, your reading assignments, your exercises, you’re going to be doing at
the kitchen or dining room table. We’ve thrown in a few online exercises too,
but it’s really the best of both worlds. Rather than the old days when e-learning first came
out it was like you were glued to the computer, your reading was done screen by screen, you
had to hit next, next, next. We don’t do that. You watch a video as if the instructor’s teaching
it. Why don’t I go inside and show you what it looks like. Is that what you’d like me
to do next Boyd? Boyd: Absolutely, great idea. Laureen: Okay, so I’m going to go into the
medical terminology course just as an example. They’re all laid out very similarly. You start
with a general information area that’s expanded by default. You can collapse it if you want.
Here we’ve got the syllabus. You’ve got links to access the help desk if you’re having any
technical difficulties. You can also reach your coach through this link as well. We’ve
got discussion boards that are private just to the students, so as long as you are a student
member, so in your case if you sign up for the bundle it’s eighteen months. You’ll get
access to all these great private conversations going on with our students. They’re very very
encouraging, and a big benefit to our courses. We’ve also got iTunes access, which will allow
you to download the lectures to your iTunes account, and iTunes works in Windows and Apple
devices. If you’re commuting, and you don’t have internet, and you want to watch it on
your iPad or something like that you can do that with this. This is a very nice feature
of the platform that we use here. Once you get past the introductory stuff you would
go into one of the modules. In this case for medical terminology we have fifteen modules.
I’m going to expand module one, and most of our courses that come with a textbook you
will be given access to the first chapter, so that you can start right away. You don’t
have to wait for your books to get to you. This is just a Pdf and you could go ahead
and view it. I have a sample here for medical terminology already pulled up. You can see
it’s just, you can scroll through it. You can download it if you need to. You can get
started right away. It’s literally taken from the same book that you will be using. Let
me go back here. The video lecture, this is obviously, I would
say, the biggest value you get from taking courses is you get to hear us be your instructors,
and do lectures, and discussions. In this case I have the one pulled up for the first
module for medical terminology: Introduction to Healthcare Terminology. You can see, the
instructors are normally a little talking head to the side, so you can see the facial
expressions as if you were in a classroom. Then you can just hit play as if you’re watching
a YouTube video when you hit play. You can see I’m talking and you can see my slides.
You can use this scrubber it’s called to go back, to rewind, to go fast forward. If you
have to stop in the middle of the lecture just make a note of the time-stamp. Okay,
this is at forty-seven minutes and two seconds, jot that down, the next time you come back
here just grab the scrubber and advance to that part on the timeline. It’s a very nice
feature. If you have a question on something that the
instructor said and you want to ask your coach you can say, “At the forty-seven minute mark
Laureen said X, I’m a little confused by that. Can you help clarify it for me?” They can
go right there and hear what the instructor said, “Ah okay I see what you’re talking about.”
And can help answer you, so that’s really nice about the videos. You can click this
button here and have it take up full screen if you want, so that’s a nice feature as well. Boyd: There’s also some exams as I understand
it that one can take through each of these modules. Laureen: Yeah, so let me jump over there.
I had already started this and the exam platform we use allows you to pause the test. Like
this is a fifty question test. That could take you a little while, it could take you
an hour. Maybe you’re thirty minutes into it and kids interrupt, or something happens
and you have to pause. You can save and resume, just remember your email you use and the password,
and you can pick up where you left off. With our exam platform you can take the test as
many times as you need. You need a seventy percent to pass to move onto the next module,
but if you got right at seventy- Boyd: Stop there, your audio went wacky, “So
with this exam you can take it multiple tim- What was the eighty percent part? Just back
up there. Laureen: Okay, so with this exam platform
you can take it as many times as you want. We want you to get a seventy percent before
you move onto the next module. Maybe you got a seventy-five, and you’re not happy with
that score, and you want to take it again, go ahead. You can do that. Most of our tests
are pulling from a pool, so if this is a fifty question test, we might have a hundred questions.
The next time you take it you might get some of the same questions, but you’ll get a bunch
a new ones as well. Take it as often as you wish. Every time you take an exam the platform
will send you an email with your results, your score and your results. We’ll also send
it to our help desk and the instructor will get a copy of it there.

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