Certified Professional Medical Coder
Website Short Description
As the lifeblood of the healthcare industry, medical coding has become one of the most sought after occupations in any industry. Certified Professional Coder's are responsible for having a good understanding of anatomy & physiology, the disease process, and clinical procedures in order to apply accurate identifying codes that are submitted for reimbursement of services. Professional Coder's can be found in multiple healthcare settings including private practice offices, ambulatory facilities, and hospital facilities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical coders will increase 22 percent through the year 2022. 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 all inclusive program? This program provides students with a complete, comprehensive training experience. The program has been broken down into four individual sections, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Medical Coding, and ICD-10 Coding. Each section will cover the necessary skills to pass the included national certification and pursue entry level employment. In this program, students will gain basic skills in anatomy & physiology and medical terminology as well as a mastery knowledge of how to properly code using the current CPT, ICD, and HCPCS systems.
Included Certification! Included with this program is the exam voucher for the prestigious American Academy of Professional Coders (AACP) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) national certification exam. Also included in this program is a one year membership to AAPC and the recommended CPT, ICD, and HCPCS manuals that are approved for use during the certification exam.
**To receive full certification candidates must have at least two years of medical coding experience. Those that do not have the required experience, an apprentice designation will be awarded on the credential until the necessary experience is met.**
Upon completion of this program, students will also be given access to our Career Development center where they will receive guidance on sitting for the certification, preparing for employment interviews, and resume building. Start your new medical coding career today with this complete training program!
This course provides students with certified, skilled facilitators to guide them through their learning experience. Facilitators 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 course 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.
Regina Jackson, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, PMCC, a member of AAPC since 2006 provides dedicated instruction and support to all her students. Regina started as a coding and auditing specialist 10 years ago, specializing in emergency medicine, physician evaluation and management, and multi-specialty groups. She completed a coding certificate course in preparation for building her CPC foundation. Since obtaining her CPC certification, she has worked in private practices and a teaching facility in emergency medicine level 1 trauma. Regina provides education and training to healthcare providers and coding specialist nationwide. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with new providers and specialist to help prepare the next generation of healthcare for success. She also stays connected to all the changes in the medical coding world by attending conferences, webinars, and participating in multiple continuing education opportunities.
All required reference materials are provided with this program. (Textbooks are shipped out after enrollment.) Technical requirements:
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended
• 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
- Certification included
Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.
Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.
No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.
To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.
Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.
No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.
We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.
Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.
Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.
Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.
Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.
If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.
Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at email@example.com.
Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.
Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.