CPC® is the standard for medical coding in physician office settings
This course is Going PRO eligible. Results in 6 credits towards a degree at Davenport University (if the CPC® credential is earned.)
Medical Coding Course – 13-Weeks
Medical coders are required in virtually every private practice, hospital, and clinic. They are essential members of the healthcare team. Without proper medical coding, hospitals and physicians would not be properly reimbursed by insurance companies and patients could be saddled with large medical bills. CPC® stands for Certified Professional Coder. This medical coding certification is offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and serves to provide a sort of evidence that you have the knowledge and skills needed to work as a professional coder. By passing the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam and earning the right to append the CPC® acronym to your name, you become a healthcare professional recognized for reliable mastery of medical coding. This includes coding patient symptoms and diagnoses, as well as diagnostic tests.
The 13-week Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) Course was designed by medical coding experts to introduce and strengthen medical coding skills to help you successfully pass the CPC® certification exam offered by AAPC. The course covers CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM coding with hands-on practice coding real world. Prepare to sit for AAPC's CPC® certification exam, an industry-recognized certification, with Davenport University.
The Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) Certification Course is offered in a live-virtual format (using Blackboard Collaborate).
Why Choose DU?
Convenience:Our 13-week live-virtual 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:Certified medical coding and billing professionals enjoy competitive salaries, averaging between $52,600 and $60,300 annually, with plenty of opportunities for growth.
Books are Included:The registration fee includes all books required to complete the course. You receive the current year Buck’s Step-by-Step Medical Coding textbook and workbook as well as the current year ICD-10-CM Complete Official Codebook, The CPT Professional Edition, and the HCPCS Level II Professional Edition.
Payment Options:This course is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid; however, we do offer convenient payment plan options and access to a private loan to pay for the course.
Credit Toward a Degree:Earning your CPC® credential through AAPC makes you eligible to receive six credits toward your degree at Davenport University. Receive credit for HLTH110-Medical Terminology and HINT222-Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding.
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%. 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.
What is CPC-A?
The level of prior medical coding experience you have when you take the CPC® exam affects the medical coding credential you earn. You must have a minimum of two years of coding experience to earn the CPC designation. If you don’t have this experience, you will still be able to take the test. However, if you pass, your designation would be CPC-A, which stands for CPC apprentice. Once you have gained two years of experience, you can request that the “A” be removed from your CPC designation. This is achieved through the submission of two letters of recommendation that verify that you have met this minimum time requirement.