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(Closed) CPC Training Program (Live Online)-Monday Nights, Starting on May 4, 2020 (6:30pm to 8:30pm) Central Time

(Closed) CPC Training Program (Live Online)-Monday Nights, Starting on May 4, 2020 (6:30pm to 8:30pm) Central Time

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 info@ppr-corp.com and identify that you have reviewed our program outline and that you would like to register.

Step 2: We will send you an enrollment agreement, please review and complete following the instructions sent to you.

Step 3: Once we receive your signed enrollment agreement, we will send you an invoice for the deposit, we accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and Apple Pay.

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.

Course Objectives:

  • 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

Course Content:

  • 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)
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
  • Pathology & Laboratory
  • Evaluation & Management Services
  • Medicine

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.

Included Textbooks:

  • 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

Included Resources:

  • 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

Week Topic
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)
25 CPC Exam
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