Upon successful completion of this program, learners will display proficiency in the following areas:
• Basic Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology
• The development of HIPAA and current Medical Documentation
• Federal regulations and guidelines for privacy, accuracy, and proper coding and billing
• "Best practice" professional communication in health care
Price: $3,995.00

    AAPC material/features included in this program:
    • AAPC 1 Year Membership
    • CPC Exam Voucher
    • AAPC Approved Current Version CPT, ICD, HCPCS Coding Manuals

    As the lifeblood of the healthcare industry, medical coding has become one of the most sought after occupations in any industry. Certified Professional Coder's are responsible for having a good understanding of anatomy & physiology, the disease process, and clinical procedures in order to apply accurate identifying codes that are submitted for reimbursement of services. Professional Coder's can be found in multiple healthcare settings including private practice offices, ambulatory facilities, and hospital facilities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical coders will increase 22 percent through the year 2022. The 2016 median income for a certified medical coder was between $29,360-$51,850, this varies depending on location and experience level.

    What's in this all inclusive program? This program provides students with a complete, comprehensive training experience. The program, offered by our accredited school partners, has been broken down into four individual sections, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Medical Coding, and ICD-10 Coding. Each section will cover the necessary skills to pass the included national certification and pursue entry level employment. In this program, students will gain basic skills in anatomy & physiology and medical terminology as well as a mastery knowledge of how to properly code using the current CPT, ICD, and HCPCS systems.
    Included Certification! Included with this program is the exam preparation material and an exam vouchers for the prestigious, National Healthcareer Association (NHA) (CBCS) and the American Academy of Professional Coders' (AACP) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) national certification exam. Also included in this program is a one year membership to AAPC and the recommended CPT, ICD, and HCPCS manuals that are approved for use during the certification exam.
    **To receive full certification candidates must have at least two years of medical coding experience. Those that do not have the required experience, an apprentice designation will be awarded on the credential until the necessary experience is met.**
    Upon completion of this program, students will also be given access to our Career Development center where they will receive guidance on sitting for the certification, preparing for employment interviews, and resume building.

    Module 1 - Medical Terminology
    Lesson 1: The structure of medical terms
    Lesson 2: The differences between prefix and suffix
    Lesson 3: Testing and radiology using medical terminology
    Lesson 4: The different body systems in relation to medical terminology

    Module 2 - Anatomy & Physiology
    Lesson 1: Introduction to Body Structure and Organization
    Lesson 2: The Integumentary System
    Lesson 3: The Skeletal System
    Lesson 4: The Muscular System
    Lesson 5: The Nervous System and Special Senses
    Lesson 6: The Cardiovascular System
    Lesson 7: The Immune System
    Lesson 8: The Respiratory System
    Lesson 9: The Digestive System
    Lesson 10: The Urinary System
    Lesson 11: The Endocrine System
    Lesson 12: The Reproductive Systems

    Module 3 - Medical Practice Foundations
    Lesson 1: Healthcare Fundamentals
    Lesson 2: Communication in Healthcare

    Module 4 - In-depth medical coding
    Lesson 1: Medical Documentation and Record Keeping
    Lesson 2: The Evolution of Medical CPT and ICD
    Lesson 3: Medical Coding CPT - Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory Systems
    Lesson 4: Medical Coding CPT - Cardiovascular, Digestive, Endocrine, Nervous Systems
    Lesson 5: Medical Coding CPT - Evaluation Management, Medicine, HCPCS Modifiers
    Lesson 6: Medical Coding CPT - Anesthesia, Pathology, Radiology SCORM package
    Lesson 7: ICD-10
    Lesson 8: Accurate Medical Coding and Insurance Forms
    Lesson 9: Medical Regulations Governing Legal and Ethical Standards
    Lesson 10: Applying Medico-legal Principles to PHI

    The skills learned through NHA CBCS medical coding certification are essential to hospitals, physicians offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms. This rewarding field requires a high level of professionalism and dependability.

    Start your new medical coding career by enrolling through one of our accredited university or college partners today!
    Module 1: Medical Terminology
    • The structure of medical terms
    • The differences between prefix and suffix
    • Testing and radiology using medical terminology
    • The different body systems in relation to medical terminology

    Module 2: Anatomy & Physiology
    • Anatomy and Physiology Basics
    • The Integumentary System
    • The Musculoskeletal System
    • The Digestive System
    • The Urinary System

    Module 3: Medical Practice Foundations
    • Healthcare Fundamentals
    • Communication in Healthcare

    Module 4: In-depth Medical Coding
    • Medical Documentation and Record Keeping
    • Being a Medical Coder
    • ICD-10
    • Medical Coding CPT Coding
    • Evaluation and Management Coding
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader
    After completing this program students will be prepared to sit for the AAPC's Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. Included in the program tuition is a voucher for the certification exam, one year membership fee to AAPC, and the recommended CPT, ICD, and HSPCS manuals (included manuals are AAPC approved for use during the certification exam). The CPC examination consists of questions regarding the correct application of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for billing professional medical services to insurance companies. Examinees must also demonstrate knowledge on proper modifier use, coding guidelines and regulatory rules. A CPC must have at least two years medical coding experience (member's with an apprentice designation are not required to have two years medical coding experience.) Membership is required to be renewed annually and 36 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) must be submitted every two years for verification and authentication of expertise. Due to the level of expertise required of medical coders, AAPC expects certified coders to be able to perform not only in an exam setting but also in the real world. In addition to passing the certification exam, coders will also be required to demonstrate on-the-job coding experience. Those who pass the CPC exam but have not yet met this requirement will be designated as an Apprentice (CPC-A) on their certificate. CPC-A Status: Members with an Apprentice designation are still required to submit annual CEUs while completing the coding job requirement. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

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    12 months
    Avg Completion:
    6 Months

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