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CPC® Preparation Course Curriculum

Prerequisites:  Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy strongly recommended.

Clock Hours:  110

NEXT CLASS DATE: August 29, 2020

Class Hours: Days/Times Per Week: Saturdays  9:00 am until 2:00 pm. 

Classes are held virtually until COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions have been lifted.

NEXT CLASS DATE: September  1, 2020

Class Hours: Days/Times Per Week:  Tuesday and Thursday  6pm until 8:30pm. Classes are held virtually 

Certificate of Completion Issued:  Yes 

Course Description:  The student will learn principles of medical coding related to the three main codebooks: CPT®, ICD-10CM 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.

After passing the AAPC certification exam, students with at least two years of previous work experience in the field will be recognized as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). Those who have not yet gained this experience will be recognized as a Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A).  

After passing the NHA certification exam students will be recoginized as Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS).

 

Tuition

Fee structure for tuition

TUITION & FEES

  TUITION CPC: $ 1,600.00
AAPC MEMBERSHIP: $      90.00
BOOKS & SUPPLIES: $   485.00
 CPC & CBCS EXAM: $   445.00  
LMS PLATFORM FEE: $   150.00
RENTAL FEE: $     50.00
PRACTICODE: $   300.00
TOTAL COST: $ 3,120.00

TUITION ASSISTANCE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY FOR THE CPC COURSE

 $750.00 is due at time of registration.

The LMS platform fee and the book fees are to be paid by the first day of class. You may supply your own books and supplies.

The AAPC membership must be paid by the first day of class.

 All tuition & fees must be paid before 30 days before the end the term.

The tuition cost does not include the following other expenses:

* National membership fee paid to the American Academy of Professional Coders $90.00 (non-refundable)

* National examination fee paid to the American Academy of Professional Coders $325.00 (non-refundable)

* National examination fee paid to the National Healthcareer Association $120 (non-refundable) 

* The LMS platform paid to the American Academy of Professional Coder $150.00 (non-refundable)

* PRACTICODE fee is paid to the American Academy of Professional Coders $300.00 (non-refundable)

 

CRC® Preparation Course Curriculum

Prerequisites:  Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy strongly recommended.

Clock Hours:  40  

Class Hours: Days/Times Per Week: TBD

Certificate of Completion Issued:  Yes

Course Description:  The student will learn principles of risk adjustment and accurate diagnosis coding. In addition, there will be a discussion of predictive modeling, the financial impact of risk adjustment coding, documentation challenges, official diagnosis coding guidelines, and diagnosis coding in ICD-10-CM.  This course is recommended for anyone who is currently working in risk adjustment or wants to learn risk adjustment coding.

Certified Risk Adjustment Coder Credential Received after passing the class with a 70% or better and passing the National AAPC CRC Exam (Minimum passing score of 70%).

TUITION & FEES

                 TUITION CRC                      $    795.00
                                    AAPC MEMBERSHIP            $      90.00
                                    BOOKS & SUPPLIES:   $    190.00
                                    CRC EXAM $    325.00  
                                    LMS PLATFORM FEE                            $   150.00
                                    TOTAL COST:            $ 1,550.00

 $500.00 is due at time of registration. Fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card.

The AAPC membership must be paid by the first day of class.

 All tuition & fees must be paid before 30 days before the end the term.

The tuition cost does not include the following other expenses

* National membership fee paid to the American Academy of Professional Coders $90.00 (non-refundable)

* National examination fee paid to the American Academy of Professional Coders  $325.00 (non-refundable)

* The LMS platform paid to the American Academy of Professional Coder $150.00 (non-refundable)

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