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AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)

The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC),  in participation with the University of La Verne Department of Extended Learning (LVEL)  is offering the AAPC  Certified Professional Coding (CPC) Certificate Program.  AAPC’s CPC  curriculum is a blended and  fully integrated  program, allowing participants to complete 88 hours of  class room instruction  and 25 hours of  online learning in preparation the AAPC’s CPC certification examination. This program will teach participants the principles of medical coding related to the three main code books: CPT® , ICD-10- CM Code Set and HCPCS Level II.

Who Should Attend

This program is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician’s office and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for AAPC’s CPC certification examination.

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy (or AAPC courses) strongly recommended.

Benefits

  • Receive instruction from an AAPC certified Instructor (CPC, CPCI)
  • Network with medical coding professionals
  • Receive certificate from the University of La Verne upon completion
  • Voucher for AAPC’s Certified Professional Coder certification(CPC) exam

Course Objectives

  • Identify the purpose of the CPT®, ICD-10-CM Code Set, and HCPCS Level II code books
  • Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines
  • Apply coding conventions when assigning diagnoses and procedure codes
  • Identify the information in appendices of the CPT® manual
  • Explain the determination of the levels of E/M services Code a wide variety of patient services using CPT® , ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II codes
  • List the major features of HCPCS Level II Codes
  • Provide practical application of coding operative reports and evaluation and management services

Completing the Program

  • An attempt of all required assignments
  • A passing score of 70% or higher on all chapter exams
  • A passing score of 70% or higher on the final exam
  • An overall final course score of 70% or higher