The online, self-paced Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS certification program prepares you to pass the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Exam offered by AHIMA and/or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered by AAPC. (Students have to choose one exam to become a coder. Completing both certification exams is beneficial but optional.)
Topics studied include reimbursement methodologies, biomedical sciences, and current code sets. This curriculum has a 3-part program design: Foundations. This first section of the program will teach you things like computer fundamentals, the health information management process, and reimbursement methodologies to ensure you thoroughly understand how medical coding fits within healthcare and have the basics down. Biomedical sciences. In order to correctly assign codes, this section of the course teaches medical terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, from a coding perspective. Code training. This final section of the training program introduces all of the different code sets and their use. You will practice coding actual medical records and reports (provided by our employer partners) and use the 3M encoding software so you have lots of hands-on experience and graduate ready to earn your credential and start working.
The Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS certification program is designed to be completed in 4 months of full-time study. However, the online course format allows you to study on your own schedule and at your own pace, so your enrollment includes 12 months of program access in case you need extra time.
This certificate program aligns with AHIMA requirements; it provides you with the ability to pass the certification exam, obtain the CCA or CPC credential, and work in the medical coding and billing field.
Who Should Attend
This program was developed for busy professionals, who would prefer to pursue a certificate in a fully self-paced format. The content is designed for entry-level professionals who want to make a career change that involves work in medical coding and billing. Individuals can use this program to enhance their abilities, skills, and résumés; those seeking certification can use this program to prepare for the rigorous certification exam(s).
Tuition includes ebooks, codebooks, and a voucher for one certification exam.
You must have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED). There are no specific skills or experience that are considered prerequisites for entry into this certificate program.Full Certificate Tuition $3,495.00 Register Now!
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