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Medical Coding Education

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation Course

New Course Announced in Saginaw!

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. A CPC certification proves your value and skill to employers and makes you more confident in your career. It's time to take the next step and prove you are the right person for the job by completing Davenport University's IPEx CPC exam preparation course and earn your CPC. Don't settle for anything less than the best.

  • 20-week program
  • 4 hours per week inseat lecture 
  • 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 - Mondays, May 5 - October 6 (No class on 5/26, 7/28, and 9/1)
  • Times - 6:00pm  - 10:00pm
  • Course Fee -  $1,395.00 (includes all textbooks and materials)
  • Program Hours -  20 weeks,  80 total contact hours
  • Location - Davenport University Peter C. Cook MBA Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Warren, MI:

  • Date - Mondays, May 5 - September 29 (No class on 5/26 and 9/1)
  • Times - 6:00pm  - 10:00pm
  • Course Fee -  $1,395.00 (includes all textbooks and materials)
  • Program Hours -  20 weeks,  80 total contact hours
  • Location - Davenport University Warren Campus

Saginaw, MI: 

  • Date - Wednesdays, May 14 - September 24 (No Class July 2)
  • Times - 6:00pm  - 10:00pm
  • Course Fee -  $1,395.00 (includes all textbooks and materials)
  • Program Hours -  20 weeks,  80 total contact hours
  • Location - Davenport University Saginaw Campus

What to Expect

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 a 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 (includes all textbooks and materials)

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!

Questions? Call the Institute for Professional Excellence at (616) 233-2589 or email us!

To register for this course, please submit the form below.

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Due to Davenport University policy, we can no longer accept credit card payments over the phone.  Instructions to remit payment electronically or to register for a payment plan will be emailed beginning October 14, 2013

To mail-in a check or money order, send payment to:

Davenport University Institute for Professional Excellence
Medical Coding Education Registration - Jennifer Gardner
6191 Kraft Ave

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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