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Certified Professional Medical Coder

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This intesive AAPC course will teach principles of medical coding related to the three main code books: CPT, ICD-10-CM Code Set and HCPCS Level II. This course is for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician's office. A foundation in medical terminology and anatomy will be taught online with modules that are 40 hours each. Access to online modules will be given January 29, 2018. 80 hours of classroom instruction will be provided on coding by a certified AAPC instructor. Classroom sessions begin March 5, 2018. Books, AAPC student membership, the CPC Certification Exam, and an AAPC Practicum are included in this course.  The Practicum is comprised of 600 medical records to be coded, which allows an individual to complete the equivalent of 1 year professional coding experience. Successful completion of the practicum allows the student to enter the workforce as a credentialed CPC, without having an apprentice designation as typically required before work experience obtained. High school or equivalent degree required.

Class Details

28 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Online 24/7.  
  Weekly - Tue, Thu.  

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Instructor : - Staff 

CEUs : 16



Please read:  The online modules - Anatomy and Medical Terminology will be started January 29, 2018 and are due to be complete by April 8, 2018. Please note this is an intensive short term career certificate designed for students to enter the workforce at a fast pace. Books and online access codes will be provided the first day of class. The AAPC CPC Certification Exam will be held at Hawkeye Community College on Saturday June 9, 2018 from 8AM - 2PM. The certification exam may be re-taken one time if not passed on the first attempt. A practice exam will be provided. An informational open house is scheduled for Monday January 22, 2018 at 5 - 6 PM in Buchanan Hall. Student will meet in classroom on January 29, 2018 to get access to the online work.



Registration Closes On
Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/29/2018 - 4/8/2018 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM TBD - Staff 
4/17/2018 - 7/19/2018 Weekly - Tue, Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Waterloo, Main Campus - Buchanan Hall  Map, Room: 104 - Staff