Dates: May 4, 2020 to September 28, 2020
Step 1: After reviewing our program content below, if you decide that you would like to enroll in our program, please email us at email@example.com and identify that you have reviewed our program outline and that you would like to register.
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If you have questions, please call our office at 708-701-8078, we can discuss the program over the phone, but all payments must be made via our electronic invoice process so that we can have a paper trail of all transactions.
What is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC)?A Certified Professional Coder (CPC) is a professional who reviews medical record documentation to abstract diagnoses and procedures documented by the healthcare provider, who then uses coding manuals (CPT, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS) to translate this information into code numbers.
What characteristics do professional coders possess? While the role of the Professional Coder does vary by organization, an individual that makes a good coder is one that is: Detail Oriented, Critical Thinker, Excellent Communication Skills, Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and loves to Read and conduct extensive Research.
Accreditation: Physician Practice Resources is an approved education provider through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Visit the AAPC’s website: https://www.aapc.com/training/medical-coding-training.aspx
Employment/Salary: According to the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), the yearly average salary is based on the credentials you hold: one credential is $51,477; two credentials is $57,656; and three or more credentials is $66,659. To see what the annual medical coding salary is for you, click here to calculate your average medical coding salary you’d make, based on your credential, demographic, and job responsibility.
Note: We cannot guarantee that you can work from home upon completion of the program.
Job Placement: We do not offer Job placement services, nor can we guarantee employment, but we will provide a professionally designed resume.
Program Cost: $2500 per student ($500 deposit is due at the time of registration), we do not participate in the federal financial aid program.
Computer Requirements: Personal Computer (not a tablet, or iPad), High-speed Internet connection and Webcam (optional)
Prerequisites: None, no prior training/knowledge is required.
Program Clock Hours: (Completed in 30 Weeks)
- 40 hours (live online sessions with course instructor, 2 hours per week for 20 weeks)
- 40 hours (Homework)
- 20 hours (Computerized Chapter exams)
- 200 hours (Virtual Coding internship) Note: completed at your own pace
Certificate of Completion Issued: Yes
Course Description: The student will learn principles of medical coding related to the three main code books: CPT®, ICD-10-CM Code Set and HCPCS Level II. This course is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician’s office and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for AAPC’s CPC certification examination.
- Identify the purpose of the CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II code books
- Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines
- Apply coding conventions when assigning diagnoses and procedure codes
- Identify the information in appendices of the CPT® code book
- Explain the determination of the levels of E/M services
- Code a wide variety of patient services using CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II codes
- List the major features of HCPCS Level II codes
- Provide practical application of coding operative reports and evaluation and management services
- The Business of Medicine
- Language of Medicine (Medical Terminology & Anatomy)
- Overview and Application of ICD-10-CM Codes and Guidelines
- Introduction to CPT®, HCPCS Level II, and Modifiers
- Integumentary System
- Musculoskeletal System
- Respiratory System
- Cardiovascular System
- Hemic & Lymphatic Systems, Mediastinum, Diaphragm
- Digestive System
- Urinary System and Male Genital System
- Female Reproductive System and Maternity Care & Delivery
- Endocrine System and Nervous System
- Special Senses (Ocular and Auditory)
- Pathology & Laboratory
- Evaluation & Management Services
Methods of Evaluation:
The instructional methods used include reading assignments, practice exercises and other assignments, audio/video lectures, chapter review exams, and a final exam. To receive a certificate of completion, students must successfully complete the course within the allotted time frame of 20 weeks. Successful course completion includes:
- A passing score of 70% or higher on all chapter exams, multiple attempts allowed
- An overall final course score of 70% or higher
No reduced hours in the course or tuition discount for previous education or training will be granted.
- 2020 Medical Coding Training: CPC®; AAPC; AAPC publisher;
- 2020 Medical Coding Training: Practical Application CPC®; AAPC; AAPC publisher
- 2020 CPT® Professional Edition
- 2020 ICD-10-CM code book
- 2020 HCPCS Level II code book
- AAPC Membership
- AAPC Practice CPC Exam
- AAPC CPC Exam
- AAPC Practicode
Payment plans available: (Balance due week 10)
- Weekly $ 170
- Bi-weekly $ 340
- Monthly $ 567
Medical Coding Training
|1||Chapter 01 – The Business of Medicine|
|2||Chapter 02 – Medical Terminology|
|3||Chapter 02 – Anatomy|
|4||Handout – Pharmacology and the Disease Process|
|5||Chapter 03 – Introduction to ICD-10-CM|
|6||Chapter 04 – ICD-10-CM Coding Chapters 1-11|
|7||Chapter 04 – ICD-10-CM Coding Chapters 1-11|
|8||Chapter 05 – ICD-10-CM Coding Chapters 12-21|
|9||Chapter 05 – ICD-10-CM Coding Chapters 12-21|
|10||Chapter 06 – Introduction to CPT®, Surgery Guidelines, HCPCS, and Modifiers|
|11||Chapter 07 – Integumentary System|
|12||Chapter 08 – Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 09 – Respiratory, Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, Diaphragm
|13||Chapter 10 – Cardiovascular System|
|14||Chapter 11 – Digestive System|
|15||Chapter 12 – Urinary System and Male Genital System
Chapter 13 – Reproductive Systems, Female Genital System, and Maternity
|16||Chapter 14 – Endocrine System and Nervous System
Chapter 15 – Eye and Ocular Adnexa, Auditory Systems
|17||Chapter 16 – Anesthesia
Chapter 17 – Radiology
|18||Chapter 18 – Pathology/Laboratory|
|19||Chapter 19 – Evaluation and Management|
|20||Chapter 20 – Medicine|
|21||Review for CPC Exam (Self Study)|
|22||Review for CPC Exam (Self Study)|
|23||Review for CPC Exam (Self Study)|
|24||Review for CPC Exam (Self Study)|
|26||Coding Internship with Practicode|
|27||Coding Internship with Practicode|
|28||Coding Internship with Practicode|
|29||Coding Internship with Practicode|
|30||Coding Internship with Practicode|