Part 1, Operative reports (Advanced Coding) – Students will use the advanced coding knowledge they have acquired to code Operative Reports, Emergency Department Reports, Discharge Summaries, Clinic and Office Chart Notes, Radiology Reports, and CT Scan Reports. Students will practice reading doctor’s notes and then apply a code. Local review policies will be reviewed to understand why a Dx code will support a procedure.
Part 2, CPC Exam Review – A comprehensive review of medical terminology, abbreviations, anatomy, coding, and guidelines will be completed with understanding of application of guidelines for coding. Part 2, Mock CPC Exam – Mock CPC exams will be taken to improve understanding of guidelines and timing in preparation for the actual exam.
Part 3, CPC Exam – Students with satisfactory completion of the Medical Coding course will be eligible to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. This exam is required for those students who wish to become Certified Professional Coders. Students must score a passing rate of 71% or better. The exam fee is in addition to the course fee. The instructor will provide information for exam payment and membership.