Certified Professional Medical Coder
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This course is created for healthcare professionals that are searching for medical coding certification online. The course is designed to be user-friendly so that users can access it even if they’re not good at using computers. What Will You Learn from This Program? The training program is divided into four sections. With each section, you’ll acquire the necessary skills to pass national certification. This way, you can look for entry-level medical coding jobs in the medical industry. These sections include: I. Anatomy and Physiology II. Medical Terminology III. Medical Coding IV. ICD-10 Coding If you opt for a medical coding certification online, you’ll acquire fundamental skills in anatomy and physiology and learn medical terminology. In addition to that, you’ll know how to code using CPT, HCPCS, and ICD systems. The Program Includes Certification! Once you are done, you’ll be awarded a voucher for the prestigious AAPC’s CPC certification exam. What’s more, you’ll receive a year-long membership to AAPC. After you complete the program, you can access our Career Development Center. There, you can learn how to: • Go about the certification process • Prepare for job interviews • Build your resume For full certification, you must have at least two years of experience in medical coding. If you don’t, you’ll be awarded an apprentice designation. Medical coding is a growing field in the medical industry, so this program is a great way to improve your knowledge, skills, training, and expertise in the profession.
Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas: • Basic Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology • The development of HIPAA and current Medical Documentation • Federal regulations and guidelines for privacy, accuracy, and proper coding and billing • "Best practice" professional communication in health care
• Medical Terminology: A Short Course
• Healthcare Fundamentals
• Medical Documentation and Record-Keeping: HIPAA
• The Evolution of CPT and ICD
• Accurate Medical Coding and Insurance Forms
• Medical Regulations Governing Legal & Ethical Standards
• Applying Medico-Legal Principles to PHI
• Communication in Healthcare
• Medical Documentation and Record-Keeping: HIPAA
• Being a Medical Coder
• Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
• ICD-10 Coding
There are no specific prerequisites for this course
• Medical Terminology: A Short Course
• ICD-10-CM The Complete Official Code Book
• Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Professional Edition
• HCPCS Expert Level II
All required reference materials are provided with this program. (Textbooks are shipped out after enrollment.) Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader
After completing this program students will be prepared to sit for the AAPC's Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. Included in the program tuition is a voucher for the certification exam, one year membership fee to AAPC, and the recommended CPT, ICD, and HSPCS manuals (included manuals are AAPC approved for use during the certification exam). The CPC examination consists of questions regarding the correct application of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for billing professional medical services to insurance companies. Examinees must also demonstrate knowledge on proper modifier use, coding guidelines and regulatory rules. A CPC must have at least two years medical coding experience (member's with an apprentice designation are not required to have two years medical coding experience.) Membership is required to be renewed annually and 36 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) must be submitted every two years for verification and authentication of expertise. Due to the level of expertise required of medical coders, AAPC expects certified coders to be able to perform not only in an exam setting but also in the real world. In addition to passing the certification exam, coders will also be required to demonstrate on-the-job coding experience. Those who pass the CPC exam but have not yet met this requirement will be designated as an Apprentice (CPC-A) on their certificate. CPC-A Status: Members with an Apprentice designation are still required to submit annual CEUs while completing the coding job requirement. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
• 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion
Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:
• Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
• Resume Building Assistance
• Externship or Shadowing Placement
• Career Coaching
• Employer Skills Matching
• And More!
We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.