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Certified Professional Coder

This program consists of four core classes and a certification exam review class. The goal is to prepare students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam provided through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The program is not intended for those interested in Inpatient or ambulator care coding certification.

The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) program is recommended for those with healthcare experience principally in areas such as billing, finance, insurance coding, reimbursement, abstracting, etc.

“I had been in the medical field for a little over 10 years and I was feeling the need for professional and personal growth. A co-worker at the time was taking Medical Coding classes during the summer at CFCC and I was curious. Once she explained more about the continuing education curriculum, I was ready to go as this felt like a natural progression in the path that I was on. All of the instructors have been very knowledgeable and are there to help guide you along the way.It has been a very positive experience throughout and I would not hesitate to recommend CFCC to anyone.”
—Cathy Davis- CPC (Certified Professional Coder)

Curriculum

  • It is recommended that classes are taken in sequence.
  • Students register and pay for one class at a time.
Medical Terminology and Anatomy/Physiology for Healthcare
This 84-hour class provides detailed information pertaining to the language used by health care professionals, and the details of the human body, including its systems and functions.

Hours: 84
Term: Spring / Fall
Registration Fee: $185 plus textbook


Insurance Billing Fundamentals
This 36-hour class provides a detailed overview of the revenue cycle within the medical setting. The focus is on the back-end of the billing and insurance cycle.

Hours: 36
Term: Spring / Fall
Registration Fee: $130 plus textbook/workbook


Intro to ICD-10
The focus of this 84-hour class is on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD 10). Books: 4

Hours: 84
Term: Summer
Registration Fee: $185 plus textbook


Advanced Medical Coding
In this 84 hour class, students will learn to identify services provided to the patient and determine the correct codes. Emphasis is placed on reimbursement guidelines for physician practices. Books:3

Hours:: 84
Term: Fall
Registration Fee: $185 plus textbook


CPC Exam Review
This 8-hour review will provide an overview as well as tips on preparing and taking the AAPC exam. Students will also take a mock exam.Hours: 8

Fall
Registration Fee: $75 (AAPC Review Kit optional)

AAPC Exam is $425 and paid separately to AAPC

Total Estimated Out of Pocket Costs: $2000.00

CPC Info Sheet
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