Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) credential is the "Gold Standard" for medical coding in physician office settings and is held by nearly 97,000 coding professionals. CPCs are critical to compliant and profitable medical practices and typically earn 20% more than non-certified coders.* The CPC credential increases the chances of being hired and retained in a competitive job market.
A Certified Professional Coder has proven by rigorous examination and experience that they know how to read a medical chart and assign the correct diagnosis (ICD-IO), procedure (CPT®), and supply (HCPCS Level II) codes for a wide variety of clinical cases and services.
Coding Academy of America's CPC® Program Description
Our CPC program is offered over sixteen (16) weeks on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The CPC Tutoring Program sessions are comprehensive and intense. A significant personal commitment is paramount to success. The study process involves an in-depth approach to learning and understanding medical documentation rules and guidelines. Students learn how to identify and select the appropriate medical codes reflecting the patient's diagnosis and the relevant medical service(s) provided to the patient. This understanding is achieved through the review and application of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology principals as they pertain to healthcare services and the environments in which they are provided. Additionally, extensive effort and critical assistance is provided to students in assisting them in learning and developing test taking skills by developing their ability to properly analyze exam questions and successfully identify the correct answer.
Expectations of the (CPC®) Credential Holder
- Expertise in reviewing and assigning accurate medical codes for diagnoses, procedures, and services performed by physicians and other qualified health care providers in the office or facility setting.
- Proficiency across a wide range of medical services, including evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology and medicine.
- A sound knowledge of medical coding guidelines and regulations including compliance and reimbursement principals.
- Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology necessary to correctly code provider diagnoses and medical services.
- Proficiency in demonstrating appropriate understanding of concepts related to medical necessity, bundling issues and claim denials.
- Understanding of how to integrate medical coding and payment policy changes into a practice's reimbursement processes.
The Next Tutoring Session Is Scheduled To Begin August 25, 2018