Why Medical Coding?
In this course we will teach the principles of medical coding related to the three main code books: CPT®, ICD-10- CM Code Set and HCPCS Level II. Apex Career School’s online Medical Coding course is designed to help you prepare to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) certification exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
What You Will Learn
This course covers how to use the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) to locate medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. Learning the ICD-10-CM will put you at the forefront of those entering into this new career as you will be educated on the current coding standards used in the industry.
Information taught throughout the program will help prepare you for your final exam and certification. This course will also help you to build the knowledge and skill sets needed to work as a coder in the medical field. Good Medical Coders are employed at doctors’ offices, surgery centers, public health facilities, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, labs, insurance agencies, and more.
You will be provided with coding exercises to help you prepare for processing a variety of services and claims on a daily basis. Your training will include medical terminology, human anatomy, radiology, and medical coding procedures. For more details on what you will learn, click here.
Medical Billing Tuition
Tuition for our Medical Coding course ranges from $2,195 – $2,795 USD depending on your course of study and desired outcome. The cost of your tuition covers your learning materials, certification and student support. Our Admissions Counselors can help you decide which option is best for your future career goals. Contact us at 1-888-640-6223.
How long is the Medical Coding Course
This course is meant to be completed at your own pace within a 9-month period or less. Apex also allows for an additional 3 months grace period, providing 12 full months to complete your coursework. Monthly course extensions may be purchased.
After you enroll in our Medical Coding Course, you will be assigned a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) instructor and receive their contact information. Our CPC instructors have demonstrated at least five years’ experience in the coding and reimbursement related field. Instructors are current Certified Professional Coders, with a good standing certification, and have submitted two letters of recommendations, completed and passed an Instructor Training Course and maintain their approval through submitting their required Continuing Teaching Units (CTUs). Your CPC instructor will be responsible for grading your exams and be there to assist you throughout your studies. You will be able to contact them directly if you need assistance or have questions.
Benefits of the Apex Medical Coding Course
You can study around your current work or school schedule, making this program the perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. By choosing Apex, you can keep your present job while you enroll in our Medical Coding Course. This online program brings the classroom to your living room, which means no added expenses will be incurred for housing at a remote location and no time will be wasted by driving back and forth to the classroom.
After completion of all coursework and the final examination you will be presented with your Certificate of Completion in Medical Coding from Apex. For students wishing to pursue a career as a professional coder in the medical industry, you can continue your education by sitting for the Certified Professional Coder exam!
Upon successful completion of the Medical Coding Course graduates who pass the AAPC CPC exam and complete Practicum are eligible to achieve full CPC status upon submission of school transcripts to the AAPC. Practicum is an online rapid experience generation tool designed to teach and test medical coding proficiency using real, redacted medical records concentrated on the top hiring medical specialties.
The CPC exam voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase, giving you plenty of time after completion of your course, to study and review before taking the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) certification exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).