$4,000

Tuition
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20 Weeks

Program Length

CPC or CCS-P

Certifications

$40,000

Avg. Starting Salary
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What does a Professional Coder do?

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.

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Professional CoderMedCerts Tuition Options

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$4,000
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Training Options ForProfessional Coder

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MedCerts Two and Four Year Colleges Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost $4000 average Up to $20,000 $3000 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/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 & presentations

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“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.”

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skills gained

  • Review patient records and assign numeric/alphanumeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of the CPT coding system and familiarity with the ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II coding systems
  • Become an expert in health information documentation, data integrity and quality
  • Play a critical role in a health provider's business operations, because patients' coded data is submitted to insurance companies or the government for expense reimbursement
  • Comprehend the fundamentals of human anatomy and medical terminology
  • Assign accurate medical codes for professional (physician) procedures, services and diagnoses
  • Adhere to medical coding guidelines, regulations and compliance
  • Handle issues related to medical necessity, claim denials, bundling issues and charge capture
  • Integrate medical coding and payment policy to improve reimbursement
  • Ability to use common billing CRM software
Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
  • Qualifying score on the Wonderlic SLE-Q test
Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • Textbook: CPC Bundle (Text and Coding Resources)
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee (option of CPC-A exam or CCS-P exam)
Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Week
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

  • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
  • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
  • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
  • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
  • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 1051

Medical Coding

224 hours
Length
14 Week
Duration

Medical Coding is a comprehensive course that provides the opportunity to gain expertise in reviewing documentation and assigning medical codes for diagnoses, procedures, and services performed by physicians and other qualified healthcare providers in the office or facility setting. Using CPT, ICD, and HCPCS manuals as resources, codes will be assigned across a wide range of services, including evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology, and medicine. This course will cover coding guidelines, regulations, compliance, and reimbursement to include medical necessity, insurance payers and claims, correct coding, and charges related to code assignment. The Medical Coding textbook contains access to a coding software that allows for coding practice even AFTER the completion of the course. The software allows for hands-on demonstration of learned coding skills.

Students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging learning experience. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment, and inspiration throughout training.

  • Appreciate the contribution of anatomy and medical terminology in the role of outpatient medical coding
  • Understand the use of medical documentation, medical records, and healthcare information for coding accuracy
  • Utilize characteristics of ICD-10-CM and follow appropriate medical coding conventions and guidelines to select codes for diagnoses, signs, and symptoms
  • Demonstrate the ability to code services, procedures, and supplies using CPT/HCPCS codes following documentation guidelines by applying coding terminology
  • Gain an understanding of the standards of ethical coding, legal compliance and HIPAA as applicable to medical record abstracting to achieve coding quality for accurate reimbursement
COURSES DURATION
HI 1014 6
HI 1051 14
Total Program Duration 20 Week

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Professional CoderJob Opportunities

Professional Fee Coder

$28000 – $56000
Estimated Salary

Entry-Level

Professional Medical Coder

$28000 – $56000
Estimated Salary

Career Potential

Surgical Coder

$29000 – $71000
Estimated Salary