Davenport University’s Certified Professional Coder (CPC) course is your conclusive step to attaining the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) designation—renowned throughout the world of healthcare as the gold standard for physician-based medical coding.
Medical Coding Course – 13-Weeks
By passing the CPC exam and earning the right to append the CPC acronym to your name, you become a healthcare business professional recognized for reliable mastery of medical coding. Our 13-week online medical coding course was designed by coding experts to introduce and strengthen medical coding skills to help you successfully pass the CPC certification exam offered by AAPC and achieve more in your healthcare career.
Gain skills healthcare employers seek when searching for medical billers and coders to fill the important role of recording, registering and tracking patient accounts. Prepare to sit for AAPC's CPC certification exam, an industry-recognized certification, with Davenport University’s online medical coding course.
The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Certification Course is offered in an instructor-led online format (using Blackboard Collaborate).
Why Choose DU?
Convenience: Our 13-week instructor-led online format gives you the flexibility to complete your medical coding course from the convenience of your home or office.
Expert-Trainers: CPC certified professionals designed our medical coding course with decades of experience to ensure you gain the skills you need to get your medical coding certification and get working.
Recognition: Upon completion, you will be eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered by AAPC. The CPC credential comes with high expectations, trust, and respect.
Career Advancement: Medical coding and billing professionals enjoy competitive salaries, averaging between $52,600 and $60,300 annually, with plenty of opportunities for growth.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Utilize proper application of CPT® procedure codes, HCPCS Level II supply codes, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes —all of which medical providers use to submit claims to payers
- Apply official coding guidelines and conventions when assigning diagnosis and procedure codes
- Effectively access and use the approved coding books—the AMA’s CPT® Professional Edition, as well as your choice of ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II code manuals (all included in the cost of this program)
- Code a wide variety of patient charts using CPT®, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS codes
- Challenge the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - CPC certification ensures that medical providers are in compliance with regulatory procedures
Medical Coding Certification
There is an incredible need for more medical coders nationwide - and with recent industry changes that need is only going to increase. According to the AAPC, certified medical coders earn an average 20% higher salary than non-certified medical coders do. Many healthcare employers now require a medical coding certification for medical billing and coding positions.
To receive a certificate of completion, you must receive a passing score of 73%. Earning your CPC credential through AAPC makes you eligible to receive 6 credits toward a degree at Davenport University. Visit AAPC.com to learn more about the CPC credential. Each code set is updated annually, and CPC examinees should use the current year code books when taking the CPC certification exam.
The level of prior medical coding experience you have when you take the CPC exam affects the medical coding credential you earn. To earn the full CPC designation after passing the CPC certification exam, you must have experience in coding. If you don’t already have experience, you are eligible for the apprentice level certification, the CPC-A.