Medical Billing and Coding with CPC Exam Prep
A Medical Billing and Coding Specialist is the MVP of any healthcare organization. They are responsible for processing patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information, coding patient’s diagnosis, and requesting payment from insurance companies. Without these specialist healthcare providers would not receive compensation for their valuable services. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical coders will increase 22 percent through the year 2022 making this the fastest growing healthcare career. The 2016 median income for a certified medical coder was between $29,360-$51,850, this varies depending on location and experience level.
What’s in this program? This program consists of four individual courses, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, and ICD-10. Each of these courses will provide the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the billing and coding field. In this complete program learners will learn a basic knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy & physiology, how to process insurance claims, how to complete insurance forms, trace claims, appeal denied claims, proper coding using CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS, and the organization and use of the provided coding manuals.
Included Certification! Included with this program is the exam exam voucher for the American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Certification Exam. Learners also receive one year membership to the AAPC and the recommended CPT, ICD, and HSPCS manuals (included manuals are AAPC approved for use during the certification exam).
**To obtain for the CPC exam candidates must have at least two years 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.** To remove your apprentice designation via on-the-job experience, you must obtain and submit two letters of recommendation verifying at least two years of on-the-job experience. OR Submit proof showing completion of at least 80 contact hours of a coding preparation course AND one letter, on letterhead, signed from your employer verifying one year of on-the-job experience.
Medical Billing and Coding (with ICD-10) modules:
Lesson 1: Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance
Lesson 2: ICD-10-CM Guidelines: An Overview
Lesson 3: ICD-10-CM: Organization and Rules
Lesson 4: ICD-10-CM: Coding Guidelines Part 1
Lesson 5: ICD-10-CM: Coding Guidelines Part 2
Lesson 6: ICD-10-CM: Coding Guidelines Part 3
Lesson 7: Introduction to the CPT and Level II National Code (HCPCS)
Lesson 8: CPT Modifiers
Lesson 9: CPT Coding: Evaluation and Management Services
Lesson 10: CPT Coding: Anesthesia Services
Lesson 11: CPT Coding: Surgery
Lesson 12: CPT Coding: Integumentary and Musculoskeletal System Procedures
Lesson 13: CPT Coding: Respiratory System Procedures
Lesson 14: CPT Coding: Cardiovascular System Procedures
Lesson 15: CPT Coding: Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm Procedures
Lesson 16: CPT Coding: Digestive System Procedures
Lesson 17: CPT Coding: Urinary and Male Reproductive Systems Procedures
Lesson 18: CPT Coding: Female Reproductive System, Maternity Care, and Delivery Procedures
Lesson 19: CPT Coding: Endocrine and Nervous System Procedures
Lesson 20: CPT Coding: Eye and Ocular Adnexa, Auditory System, and Microscope Procedures
Lesson 21: CPT Coding: Radiology Procedures
Lesson 22: CPT Coding: Pathology and Laboratory Procedures
Lesson 23: CPT Coding: Medicine Procedures
Lesson 24: Inpatient Coding
Anatomy & Physiology modules:
Lesson 1: Introduction to Body Structure and Organization
Lesson 2: The Integumentary System
Lesson 3: The Skeletal System
Lesson 4: The Muscular System
Lesson 5: The Nervous System and Special Senses
Lesson 6: The Cardiovascular System
Lesson 7: The Immune System
Lesson 8: The Respiratory System
Lesson 9: The Digestive System
Lesson 10: The Urinary System
Lesson 11: The Endocrine System
Lesson 12: The Reproductive Systems
Medical Terminology modules:
Lesson 1: The structure of medical terms
Lesson 2: The differences between prefix and suffix
Lesson 3: Testing and radiology using medical terminology
Lesson 4: The different body systems in relation to medical terminology
This program is targeted at individuals seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in the fast growing field of medical billing and coding. The training in this program is ideal for both entry level professionals looking to start out in the field and those professionals currently working in the field who are looking to either advance their skills or prepare to sit for an industry certification. Though this program prepares learners to sit for any industry certification, it includes the American Academy of Professional Coders' (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.
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, AAPC's CPC practice exam bundle, AAPC's CPC Study Guide, 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.
Students are provided with skilled instructors who are well trained in a unique "mastery" methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. The instructor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Instructors 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, instructors 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