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Medical Coding Education

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation Course

Next Courses Begin August 23, 2014 in Grand Rapids, MI!

This course is designed by coding experts to introduce and strengthen coding skills to help you achieve more in your career. Medical Insurance Billing and Coding specialists are in high demand with a shortage of qualified candidates. Upon successful completion of this course, students are prepared to challenge the CPC exam, a national coding certification exam.  The CPC credential is nationally recognized by healthcare employers, particularly physician offices, clinics, and hospitals for professional and outpatient coding positions.  The coding credentials from AAPC are in  high demand throughout the U.S. with little risk of positions being automated or outsourced due to the complexity of the work.

  • 80 total contact hours (as required by the AAPC)
  • Resource for anyone preparing for the AAPC CPC ® certification exam
  • A must have certification for anyone who is employed or thinking about a career in medical billing and coding

Recommended Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy
  • Current work experience within the last 4 years in a medical office setting performing duties such as medical billing or medical coding 

Next Course Dates:

Grand Rapids, MI:

  • Date - Thursdays, Jul 24 - Dec 11 (no class 11/26)
  • Times - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Program Hours - 20 weeks, 80 total contact hours
  • Location - Davenport University Peter C. Cook MBA Center, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Date - Saturdays, Aug 23 - Dec 6 (no class 11/29)
  • Every other Saturday
  • Times - 9:00am - 5:00pm (1 hour lunch)
  • Program Hours - 9 weeks, 80 total contact hours
  • Location - Davenport University Peter C. Cook MBA Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Warren, MI:

  • Date - Wednesdays, Jul 23 - Dec 10 (no class 11/26)
  • Times - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Program Hours - 20 weeks, 80 total contact hours
  • Location - Davenport University Warren Campus

Students will participate in:

  • Reading assignments
  • Independent and group practice exercises in class
  • Homework assignments
  • Weekly online quizzes
  • Mock certification exam

To receive a certificate of completion and eligibility for the CPC credential, you must receive a passing score of 73%. 
At the close of this course, students will:

  • Understand the purpose and use of the CPT®, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS code manuals
  • Use the information found in appendices of the CPT® manual
  • Explain and determine levels of E/M services
  • Code a wide variety of patient charts using CPT®, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS codes
  • Identify and explain the major features and uses of Level II National Codes
  • Apply official coding guidelines and conventions when assigning diagnosis and procedure codes
  • Understand and explain the official ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding principals
  • Identify and explain the difference between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes
  • Understand and explain the purpose and use of Coding Clinics and CPT Assistants
  • Principles of coding related to the CPT®, ICD-9-CM, and HCPCS code manual

Required Textbooks (included with course fee):

  1. Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2014; Carol Buck; Saunders
  2. Workbook for Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2014; Carol Buck; Saunders
  3. CPT® Professional Edition, 2014
  4. ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 and 2, 2014
  5. HCPCS Level II, 2014

Recommended Textbooks:

  1. Medical dictionary, any publisher
  2. Nursing drug handbook

Course Fee: $1,395 including all textbooks and materials.  A payment plan is available for this course. 

Looking to start or finish a coding degree? Taking Davenport University IPEx's CPC Preparation Course and passing the National CPC Exam is worth 2 undergraduate level courses towards a HINT (Health Information and Technology) Degree a total of 6 credit hours. This will save you almost $3000 towards a bachelor's degree! Call for more information!

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