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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 August 28, 2017. 80 hours of classroom instruction will be provided on coding by a certified AAPC instructor. Classroom sessions begin October 2, 2017. 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.

Start date: 08/28/17

End date: 12/14/17

Tuition $3,399.00

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Sometimes referred to as the “crossroads of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease” Lewy Body Dementia is now the second-most common cause of dementia. People who have LBD struggle to find good care because their symptoms are challenging, characterized by great fluctuations in alertness and complex behaviors. This course will help families and professionals understand the clinical indicators to seek appropriate diagnosis (and why that is important); common behavioral manifestations, strategies to manage them, and resources to support the patient and family. Agenda Unit 1 An Introduction to LBD -Symptoms, stages, and disease characteristics -Differential diagnosis -Services and supports Unit 2 Living with LBD -Depression, delirium, and dementia -Adapting to functional challenges -Rights and responsibilities for care planning Unit 3 Managing Behavioral Changes -Hallucinations, delusions, and resistance to care -Medications ehich help, medications which hurt -Advocating and making informed decisions Unit 4 Caring for the Caregiver -Stages of caregiving: from denial to advocate -Options for caregiver wellness -Legal, financial, and long term care planning -When more care is needed - helping the caregiver make the decision

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $145.00

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