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.
- Delivery Method
- None; 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.
- Course Level
- Time to Complete
- Up to 6 months from registration date