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Certified Coder in Pulmonology
CCPUL™

Coding is key for accuracy to support accurate reimbursement, legal requirements, and quality measures.  The CCPUL™ credential is for coder, billers, and auditors, to increase their claim payment percentage and ensure providers receive the highest reimbursement possible based on the documentation.

With the Special Coder Institute, all credential exams are fill-in-the-blank.  SCI does not utilize the multiple-choice format as real-world coding is not multiple choice.

Those who have earned the CCPUL™ credential with the minimum passing score of 90% have shown they are experts in the field of coding in pulmonology.

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The Info

The Certified Coder in Pulmonology™ examinee will be tested on:

  1. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) coding

  2. ICD-10-CM coding

  3. HCPCS coding

  4. Correct use of modifiers

  5. 2023 Documentation Guidelines

  6. National Correct Coding Initiative

  7. Global surgery package

  8. Medical terminology

  9. Anatomy

Exam Information

100 fill-in-the-blank codes with multiple case studies

3 hours and 0 minutes time permitted

$249

90% or higher score required for exam passing

FREE retake, valid 1 (one) year from purchase date​

Exam Requirement

An examinee must hold current SCI membership.

Exam Approved References

CPT® book (AMA publisher)*

ICD-10-CM (any publisher)

HCPCS (any publisher)

2023 Documentation Guidelines

2023 Coding/Audit Tools

One additional reference per the examinee's choosing.

*NOTE: Procedural Coding Expert and Procedure Desk Reference books are permitted for SCI exams and may be used in lieu of or in addition to a CPT® book.​​

Available Education

The Specialty Coder Institute has created an 8 hour, on-demand, high quality education class to prepare for the exam.  Tuition includes textbook.  CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS books are not provided.  Class education includes pre-recorded classroom videos and practice case studies.  Students are provided with assign instructor's email and cell number for questions.

Credential Requirements

Once a member earns the CCPUL™ credential, CEUs (continuing education units) are required to maintain membership.  For CEU information, visit SCI's CEU page.

Investment To Your Future Career Growth

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Certified Documenter in Pulmonology
CDPUL™

Documentation is key for accuracy to support clinical requirements, coding, and quality measures.  The CDPUL™ credential is for health care providers, from medical assistants to physicians, to increase their patient care and solidify the practice.

With the Special Coder Institute, all credential exams are fill-in-the-blank.  SCI does not utilize the multiple-choice format as real-world coding is not multiple choice.

Those who have earned the CDPUL™ credential with the minimum passing score of 90% have shown they are experts in the field of documenting in pulmonology.

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The Info

The Certified Documenter in Pulmonology™ examinee will be tested on:

  1. Reviewing medical documentation for the highest level of accuracy.

  2. Identify documentation shortfalls in a medical record.

  3. Global surgery package

  4. Medical terminology

  5. Anatomy

  6. Pathophysiology

  7. 2023 Documentation Guidelines

  8. National Correct Coding Initiative

  9. Identify documentation to support the following code sets:

  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) coding

  • ICD-10-CM coding

  • HCPCS coding

Exam Information

100 fill-in-the-blank codes with multiple case studies

3 hours and 0 minutes time permitted

$249

90% or higher score required for exam passing

​FREE retake, valid 1 (one) year from purchase date​

Exam Requirement

An examinee must hold current SCI membership.

Exam Approved Materials

CPT® book (AMA publisher)*

ICD-10-CM (any publisher)

HCPCS (any publisher)

2023 Documentation Guidelines

2023 Coding/Audit Tools

One additional reference per the examinee's choosing.

*NOTE: Procedural Coding Expert and Procedure Desk Reference books are permitted for SCI exams and may be used in lieu of or in addition to a CPT® book.​​

Available Education

The Specialty Coder Institute has created an 8 hour, on-demand, high quality education class to prepare for the exam.  Tuition includes textbook.  CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS books are not provided.  Class education includes pre-recorded classroom videos, PowerPoint videos, and practice case studies.  Students are provided with assign instructor's email and cell number for questions.

Credential Requirements

Once a member earns the CDPUL™ credential, CEUs (continuing education units) are required to maintain membership.  For CEU information, visit SCI's CEU page.

Investment To Your Future Career Growth

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