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U692-100 Medical Coding: Certified Professional Medical Coder (CPC) Examination Prep

Take your first step toward a career in healthcare and join one of the fastest growing fields by becoming a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). This course covers the basics of medical coding and prepares students for the CPC Examination offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), one of the most recognized medical coding certifications in the healthcare industry. Students will learn the purpose and use of CPT ®, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS coding manuals as well as how to determine diagnostic and service codes for outpatient health care facilities such as provider practices and clinics. CPC's may be employed in outpatient health care facilities such as doctor's offices, clinics, outpatient surgical centers and retail clinics. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be ready to sit for the AAPC CPC exam. Current health care providers such as nurses may also be interested in this course as an introduction to the outpatient coding system.

Course Syllabus

Course Information
PrerequisitesNone; Recommended completion of U244-205 Greek and Latin Origins of Medical Terms with a C or better or the equivalent; Appropriate for advanced high school and first-year or higher college students.
Credits3 undergraduate credits
Assignments & ExamsSee Syllabus
Delivery MethodOnline
Course Start DateDate payment received
Course End Date6 months after start date
Registration DeadlineNone
Course Tuition*$981
Administrative Fee$75 (nonrefundable)
Total Tuition and Fees$1056 (not including materials)
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Course Materials
CPT 2017 Professional Edition (SPT/Current Procedural Terminology (Professional Edition))
(ISBN: 9781622024001) Edition: 2017
CPT® 2017 Professional Edition is the definitive AMA authored resource to help health care professionals correctly report and bill medical procedures and services. The AMA publishes the only CPT codebook with the official CPT guidelines.

HCPCS 2017 Level II, Professional Edition (HCPCS-Level II Codes (AMA Version))
(ISBN: 9781622024117) Edition: 2017
HCPCS 2017 Level II Professional Edition provides your practice a quick and accurate coding reference. Along with the most current HCPCS codes and regulations included in the codebook, you'll have everything needed for accurate medical billing and maximum reimbursement.

ICD-10-CM 2017 The Complete Official Code Book (Icd-10-Cm the Complete Official Code Book)
(ISBN: 9781622024049) Edition: Pck Spi La
ICD-10-CM 2017 The Complete Official Codebook presents the complete code set 21 chapters within a tabular list of diseases and injuries.

Step-by-Step Medical Coding
(ISBN: 9780323430821) Edition: 2017
Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with guidance from the most trusted name in coding education! From Carol J. Buck, the bestselling Step-by-Step Medical Coding is a practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all current coding sets. Practice exercises follow each ‘step’ of information to reinforce your understanding of important concepts. In-depth coverage includes reimbursement, ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, with an Evolve website that includes 30-day access to TruCode® Encoder Essentials. No other text so thoroughly covers all coding sets in one source!

Workbook for Step-by-Step Medical Coding
(ISBN: 9780323430807) Edition: 2017
Polish up your coding skills with this practical workbook! Corresponding to the chapters in Carol J. Buck's bestselling Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2017 Edition, this workbook offers coding review and practice with more than 1,200 theory, practical, and reporting exercises (odd-numbered answers provided in appendix), including 100 original source documents to familiarize you with reports similar to those you will encounter on the job. It’s a complete review of all current coding sets, including ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding!

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