Start Your Journey to Success
After passing the training program you will complete the next phase
Week 1: Certification Exam Review
Preparation to sit for the AAPC certification exam. The review class prepares the student to successfully pass the AAPC Certification Exam. After the review the student will be given the practice exam. This exam is similar to AAPC certification exam.
Week 2: AAPC CPC Exam
The AAPC exam is 5 hours 40 minutes.
Passing the CPC exam unequivocally demonstrates to employers that you possess:
- Expertise in assigning accurate medical coding for diagnoses, procedures, and services performed by physicians and other qualified healthcare providers in the office, as well as professional-fee coding as it pertains to facility settings (e.g., inpatient hospital).
- Sound knowledge of coding guidelines and regulations to meet compliance requirements, such as establishing medical necessity, using modifiers appropriately, and observing bundling rules.
- Proficiency across a wide range of services, including E/M, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology, and medicine.
Week 3 : Job Readiness workshop
1. Resume writing skills for healthcare entry-level positions.
- Learn how to create a resume that stands out to employers
- Professional email etiquette techniques
2. Interview techniques.
- Taking the time to prepare for an interview in advance can help you secure a job offer.
- How to research the job and company, practice interview questions and answers, questions to ask, proper interview etiquette and attire, following up after the interview, and more interview preparation tips.
3. Self-Esteem building techniques to build morale in pursuit of job.
- Login Information for Practicode.
- Practicode is a web-based training program allowing new medical coders to gain the confidence of coding 660 cases in a variety of specialties. Complete the program while training for your certification exam to remove one of the two required years of your credential’s apprentice designation. Practicode will help you become a full credential holder faster than ever, separating you from the crowd of new coders.
Practicode is helpful to your journey in the following ways:
- Practicode removes your apprentice “A” from your CPC certification.
- Increases your value to employers.
- Code immersive real-world cases.
- Gain coding confidence.
- Referral to Lake Area United Way Level Up for job placement assistance.