Libman Education releases Gail Smith’s New Foundational Course on CPT Coding

Providing the Training Needed for CPT Coding in Any Setting

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTSApril 23, 2020 – Libman Education announces the release of CPT: Introduction to Procedural Coding by nationally recognized CPT coding authority Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P, CPT. The online, on-demand course provides the essential knowledge and decision-making skills necessary for accurate and complete CPT coding.

Whether an entry-level coder seeking their first job or an experienced coder ready to “kick it up a notch,” CPT: Introduction to Procedural Coding prepares coders for the broad challenges of outpatient coding in Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Hospitals, and large Physician Group Practices.

“I believe that to be truly effective, outpatient coders need deep foundational knowledge of the CPT coding system to prepare them to code whatever appears in their queue that day,” said course author Gail I. Smith. “To really excel, CPT coders need to understand how the coding system works, the guidelines that govern its application, and how to code in the real world of outpatient procedures. If they do this, they can code anything.”

In CPT: Introduction to Procedural Coding coders learn the principals governing accurate and complete CPT coding in any setting and any body system. Armed with this foundational knowledge, the course turns to the specifics of CPT coding for a broad range of outpatient procedures. As a final step, coders put it all together and practice their CPT coding skills on 50 carefully selected real world outpatient surgical cases to reinforce learning and challenge their coding skills. Detailed information on CPT: Introduction to Procedural Coding is available on the Libman Education website at:

“Flexibility and agility are particularly important work skills for coders given the rapid changes occurring in healthcare,” according to Susan Pepple, President of Libman Education. “Working with Gail is always a thrill and this course was of particular interest to Libman Education as it addresses the shortage of highly skilled outpatient coders. Gail’s training approach that focuses on foundational understanding gives the coder the ability to do whatever work there is to be done.”

Detailed information on CPT: Introduction to Procedural Coding is available on the Libman Education website at: or call 978-369-7180. Visit our website at

About Gail I Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P
Gail is a health care consultant with over 30 years’ experience in health information management (HIM) and education. A nationally recognized expert in coding, Gail has authored coding textbooks on CPT and ICD-10-CM and is the author of several courses for Libman Education including CPT: Introduction to Procedural Coding, CPT Update, ICD-10-CM for Pediatrics, CPT for Pediatrics, and others.

Gail was an associate professor and director of a HIM program at the University of Cincinnati and program director at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Currently, Gail is a coding consultant for companies specializing in healthcare information technology software applications.

Gail received her bachelor’s degree in HIM from The Ohio State University and her master’s degree in education from The College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gail is President of Gail I. Smith Consulting.

About Libman Education
For over a decade, Libman Education has been recognized as the trusted resource providing workforce-ready training on Health Information Management and Medical Record Coding for individual HIM professionals and their employers.

Libman Education offers a catalog of over 60 proprietary online training titles as well as courses written by other education providers carefully selected and curated to be the best. Over 12,000 individuals enroll annually in Libman Education’s WebinarPlus™ self-paced online courses written by leading industry experts.

Our focus is on coding from beginner to advanced (ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT), as well as coding credential prep (both AHIMA and AAPC), and other topics where in-depth specialized knowledge of relevant coding systems and their application is essential (Auditing, CDI, HIPAA, Reimbursement, Interventional Radiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, Long Term Acute Care, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Pediatrics).

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Libman Education
Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.

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