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CPC® Preparation Course Curriculum

Prerequisites:  Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy strongly recommended.

Clock Hours:  110

NEXT CLASS DATE: December 12, 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: December 15, 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 recognized as a 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 the 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 of 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)

Medical Office Administration Assistant with Medical Billing 

Clock Hours:  80

NEXT CLASS DATE: February 17, 2021

Class Hours: Days/Times Per Week: Wednesdays  6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. 

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

NEXT CLASS DATE: February 15, 2021

Class Hours: Days/Times Per Week: Mondays 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. 

Classes are held virtually.

Certificate of Completion Issued:  Yes

Objective: This program prepares students for the Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) Exam and the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) Exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Course Description:  Medical Terminology introduces students to medical terminology used by healthcare professionals. This course would be valuable for anyone preparing for a career in the medical profession.

The Medical Administrative Assistant program introduces students to the overall business operations of a medical assistant. Students will learn about personnel and front office management, as well as billing and payment management. In addition, students will learn about medical records and computerization of a medical assistant. This course would be valuable for anyone preparing for a career as a medical administrative assistant.

Medical Billing introduces students to the complexities required by professionals to understand the reimbursement process. This course introduces you to the fundamentals of medical billing, which include forms preparation, processing, and follow-up for reimbursement. In addition, you will learn about the evolution of medical reimbursement, reimbursement methodologies, legal and regulatory issues, national diagnosis systems, and procedure coding systems.

After passing the NHA certification exam students will be recognized as a Certified Medical Administration Assistant (CMAA) & Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS).

TUITION & FEES

                        TUITION CMAA & CBCS                $ 1,600.00
                            BOOKS & SUPPLIES$ 300.00
                            CBCS EXAM$ 120.00
                             CMAA EXAM$ 120.00  
                            TOTAL COST$ 2,140.00
 

TUITION ASSISTANCE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY FOR THE MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION WITH MEDICAL BILLING COURSE

 

 $500.00 is due at the time of registration.

Book fees are to be paid by the first day of class. You may supply your own books and supplies.

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

The tuition cost does not include the following other expenses:

* National examination fee paid to the National Healthcareer Association $240 (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 the 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 of 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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