Medical Billing and Coding with CPC Exam Prep
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As the ones responsible for the proper processing of patient data (including recording insurance information and diagnoses, and collecting payment from providers), Medical Billing and Coding Specialists are some of the most crucial members of any healthcare organization. This highly specialized and valuable position is the fastest growing career field in the healthcare industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is therefore achieving professional certification as a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist can be a valuable step towards achieving a successful and flourishing medical career.
Students who complete the Medical Billing and Coding program will work through four individual courses: Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, and ICD-10. Students will learn all the skills necessary to become a certified and successful Medical Billing and Coding professional, including knowledge of basic medical terminology and anatomy & physiology, working with insurance providers, and coding using CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS. Students who complete the program will be awarded a voucher to take the American Academy of Professional Coders' (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Certification Exam, in addition to a one-year membership to the AAPC and recommended manuals.
**To obtain CPC certification, candidates must have at least two years of medical coding experience. Those who pass the CPC exam but do not have the required experience will be designated as an Apprentice (CPC-A) on their certificate. Removal of the CPC-A designation requires two letters of recommendation verifying at least two years of on-the-job experience, OR proof of completion of at least 80 contact hours of a coding preparation course and one letter, signed by employer, verifying one year of on-the-job experience.
Students are provided with skilled facilitators who are well trained in a unique "mastery" methodology. The facilitator is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Facilitators also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, facilitators provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials. This program includes the below listed materials:
• Current Year AMA’s CPT, ICD, and HCPCS Coding Manuals
• 2017 Step-by-Step Medical Coding by Carol J. Buck
• Workbook for 2017 Step-by-Step Medical Coding by Carol J. Buck
• Medical Terminology: A Short Course -by Davi-Ellen Chabner
**Textbooks are shipped out prior to the start of each applicable course lesson**
- Certification included