AAPC CPC® Certification Course
This class will prepare the student to sit for the CPC® exam. CPT®/ICD-10-CM will be covered in detail. Billing, reimbursements, HIPAA, and insurance (including Medicare) will also be covered. After completion of this program, the student will be qualified to sit for the CPC® exam through AAPC. If the student passes the exam, they will be given a credential of CPC®-A until 1 year of experience has been completed. If a student has 2 years of experience and passes the exam, they will receive the credential of CPC®. The taking of this course does not guarantee the passing of the CPC® National Certification Test. A certificate of completion will be given after completion of this program.
High School Diploma and excellent knowledge of CPT®, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS required, and Anatomy and Medical Terminology. Experience is recommended but not required.
LENGTH OF COURSE
6 months to complete the course and start date is determined by purchase date and completion of all enrollment forms. Students are expected to complete 1 class per week to complete the class in a timely manner. The course and start date are determined by the orientation date. Orientation will be performed when full payment and completion of all enrollment forms have been received by Foundation Billing and Medical Coding, LLC.
This class is an online independent self-study program. The student can view classes at their own pace and are given up to 6 months to complete the course. This CPC® Certification class is a practical course that requires the student to actively participate during the class.
Tammy Sue Keyes, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CFPC, Approved Instructor
Tammy Sue Keyes has over 25 years of experience in the medical profession. She is the founder of Foundation Billing and Medical Coding, LLC (2021) with a specialty in physician billing and coding.
Her extensive background includes ophthalmology, podiatry, chiropractic, and family practice. Her past also includes being an instructor for Career Coders, LLC, and past member/officer of the AAPC Loveland Chapter as secretary and president.
She has presented for several AAPC local chapters as well as providing physician education and training.
Her true passion is teaching and lifelong learning. She resides in Johnstown, Colorado, with her husband, daughter, and cat.
After successfully passing the national CPC® exam, the student will be able to obtain an entry-level position as a Certified Coder and use the credential of CPC® after their name.
SUBJECTS/UNITS OF INSTRUCTION
The units of instruction are divided into chapters and contain the following information; Compliance, HIPAA, Coding Guidelines, Coding Concepts, Surgery Guidelines, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM, Evaluation and Management Codes, Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, Cardiovascular System, Endocrine System, Hemic System, Nervous System, Male and Female Genitalia, Maternity Care, Digestive System, Respiratory System, Urinary System, Ear, and Eye System, Radiology, Pathology, Medicine, Category II & III Codes. These chapters are covered in-depth about the body systems and procedures performed.
TYPE OF INSTRUCTION
Online lectures, Coding Books, PowerPoint, Quizzes
TUITION AND REGISTRATION FEES:
The cost of the course is $2,500.00. This includes the AAPC Student Membership, CPC® Workbook and Textbook, CPC® Exam, and current year CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS books.
ADDITONAL FEES/CPC EXAM INFORMATION:
The CPC® National exam is offered at a minimum, four times per year. It is recommended that the student sit for the exam within 3 months of completion of the CPC® program. All students in this CPC® Class will be entitled to attend a local CPC® Review Class (paid by Foundation Billing and Medical Coding, LLC) after the completion of the CPC® class.