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.
Complete the registration form provided in the application packet below and submit it in person at Berry Hall, Room 209.
|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 18, 2022
Starting pay averages $21.75 an hour
*U.S. Department of Labor