Experienced orthopedic coders are encouraged to sit for the COSC™ exam. COSC certification endorses proficiency in coding orthopedic procedures, including ACL reconstruction, joint, fusion, joint replacements, diskectomy, laminectomy, etc.
The COSC certification exam will test:
- Ability to read and abstract physician office notes and operative notes to apply correct ICD-10-CM, CPT®, HCPCS Level II, and modifier coding assignments
- Application of CPT® evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines
- Rules and regulations for Medicare billing — including incident to, teaching situations, shared visits, consultations, and global surgery
- Coding of surgical procedures performed by orthopedists such as arthroscopic surgeries, fracture repairs, spine surgeries, etc.
- Medical terminology
- Anatomy and physiology