PLEASE NOTE: this program requires active employer participation, and thus is not available to all who seek it.
This program is recommended for those working actively with an employer, preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician's office and is vital in ones' preparation for either the CCS-P or CPC certification exam. firm emphasis on the fact that it requires active employer participation, and thus not available to all who seek it.
Prior billing & coding or industry experience is recommended
As a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P), you have proven you know how to read a medical chart and assign the correct diagnosis (ICD-10), procedure codes (CPT and HCPCS) for a wide variety of clinical cases and services. You will also be qualified for other revenue cycle and reimbursement duties in doctor’s offices, clinics, ambulatory facilities and other healthcare settings.
Employers can pay for the training, use tuition reimbursement funds, or utilize apprenticeship government funding to possibly cover both the training cost and wages.
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|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
“MedCerts has the best support and professionalism. I enjoyed all the lessons from Anatomy and Physiology to Medical Coding and learned so much. The quizzes and Knowledge testing were very informative and precise to your course. I do recommend this program because it is quite easy and user friendly.”
MedCerts online Professional Coder program provides comprehensive training that leads to in-demand coding certifications including the Certified Professional Coder (CPC)credential, and the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P), both of which are the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings. Medical Coders holding professional-level certifications are critical to compliant and profitable medical practices and typically earn 20% more than non-certified coders. The primary objective for this program is to give the tools needed to successfully pass the CPC examination or the CCS-P examination. Those passing the CPC examination earn the credential CPC-A. when the CPC-A (apprentice) is ultimately combined with one (1) year of practical coding experience, the individual earns the full CPC designation.
Regardless of the choice of exam, students learn principles of medical coding related to the three main code books: CPT, ICD-10-CM Volumes 1 & 2 and HCPCS Level II. This program is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician’s office and is vital in one’s preparation for either the CCS-P or CPC certification examination.
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for a MedCerts-sponsored 12-month membership to the AAPC or AHIMA, and complimentary voucher for either the CPC or CCS-P examination. The Registered Apprenticeship program is comprised of MedCerts online training programs as well as 2000 hours of on the job training with a sponsoring employer. MedCerts Apprenticeship programs combine class training and “on the job training” to provide individuals the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned with an employer to quickly become a strong contributor in the workplace.
*Prior billing & coding or industry experience (Recommended)
This program meets additional approval requirements for the following state(s): Texas.
|Total Program Duration||22 Week|
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