This course teaches fundamental coding skills for an outpatient physician setting, and the training prepares the student to take the AAPC CPC® exam for a career in medical coding. The course provides the most up-to-date information relating to CPT®, ICD-10-CM Volumes 1 & 2, and HCPCS Level II coding. The training also assures a broad, encompassing knowledge and expertise in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for physician services. The course provides instruction in the following areas:
- Understand the regulations, ethics, and laws that impact coding;
- Understand the appropriate application of CPT®, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM codes to multi-specialty medical records;
- Develop proficiency in applying the official ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines for Outpatient Services;
- Learn the various CPT® Modifiers and correct application; and
- Preparation for CPC™ examination.
Degrees & Certificates
Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion, and may be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Exam, the Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other national certification exams.
BUSINESS & CONTINUING EDUCATION
Individuals must meet the following requirements for admission:
The Medical Coding class size is limited to the first 25 students who have completed the application process.
|Tuition & Payment Options|
Total Cost: $3,295 (includes textbooks, AAPC membership fee, & AAPC exam voucher)
Payment Plan: $3,325 Total Cost (includes tuition, textbooks, AAPC membership fee, AAPC exam voucher, and a $30 one-time payment plan fee)
The first payment of $689 is due at the time of registration and includes the one-time $30 fee. Four additional payments of $659 are due monthly. Cash payments cannot be used to set up payment plans; payment plans are set up online. Checking and routing information is preferred. Credit and debit card payments are accepted but additional fees apply.
Financial Aid: Eligible students may receive financial aid for 50% of the tuition. Apply at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Loans: Student loans may be available through SallieMae’s Smart Option Student Loan. Call 1-866-439-0993 for more information.
Scholarship: Students may be eligible for the Direct Your Destiny (DYD) Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Scholarship. For more information can be found here: https://www.templejc.edu/programs/adult-basic-education/
Grant: Students may be eligible for the Reskilling Grant. More information can be found here: https://www.templejc.edu/admissions/scholarships/comeback/
|Next Class Dates|
Class begins: July 3, 2023
Starting pay averages $21.75 an hour
*U.S. Department of Labor