Professional Medical Coders are an important component of the medical billing process, and the healthcare team. Every time a patient receives care in a physician practice, hospital outpatient facility, or ambulatory surgical center the provider must document what services were performed.
The Professional Medical Coder reviews the documentation in the medical record to determine the work that was done and assigns codes (CPT codes, ICD-10 codes, and HCPCS codes) so that the medical claims can be submitted for reimbursement. This comprehensive online program utilizes the American Academy of Professional Coders Curriculum (AAPC), and is designed to prepare individuals to take the Certified Professional Coder examination. Job shadowing experience placement is contingent upon local employer needs.
Other important information
This is an online course with AAPC Distance Learning program. This course is recommended for those that have previous medical billing and coding experience.
Students are given access to the AAPC online Practicode tool which provides authentic coding case studies and exercises to develop coding skills. Registration for class is suggested one week prior to start of classes to allow for shipment of text materials. Classroom based training is also available.
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Cost includes all text materials, CPC exam fees and Student AAPC Membership.
Background check is not included in price.
Financial aid eligibility
This program is not Federal Financial Aid/Pell Eligible.
Scholarships, payment plans, and other financial aid options may be available. For more information, call 216-987-3075, option #1.
Upon completion students receive
- Tri-C Certificate of Completion
Eligibility to sit for the AAPC CPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam
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- Patient-Access Specialist Program
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