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75% higher test scores
At Medical Coding with Confidence, our course prepare students to experience a higher success rate on the first attempt when taking the CPC®exam. We prepare you by offering weekly lectures, homework assignments, and weekly quizzes. We train your eyes to recognize specific details in operative reports and how to do this in a timely manner. At Medical Coding with Confidence
At Medical Coding with Confidence, we offer individualized, customized tutoring.
We use our unique assessment process to determine (with great accuracy) exactly what each student knows and what they need to learn. Next, we design a customized learning plan for teaching the concepts the student needs to master. It doesn’t stop there – our encouraging instructors continually check progress along the way to make sure you truly understand and retain the concepts we’ve taught. The results are transformative – you will see measurable changes in attitude, confidence, and progress.
Approaches to Learning
At Medical Coding with Confidence, we know that all students do not learn the same. That's why we teach the course material from all angles. Whether you are a Visual learner that likes to take notes, an Auditory learner that learns best by hearing lectures, or a Kinestethic learner who learns best with hands-on assignments, we teach in a way that all students understand the material.
Why choose Medical Coding with Confidence?
At Medical Coding with Confidence we will teach you how to understand medical coding in an individual setting – our unique approach enables us to effectively explain coding concepts and lend a helping hand to every student. Our instructors foster a caring, encouraging environment that helps you thrive and learn!
6 Steps To Becoming a Medical Coder
1. Register & pay for course. Get excited!
2. Listen & watch the weekly course lectures.
3. Complete & submit the weekly homework assignment.
4. Attend the weekly virtual homework review session.
5. Study! Study! Study!
6. Pass the national CPC exam!
What does a Medical Coder do?
These healthcare sleuths turn diagnosis, procedures, and supplies into codes required for insurance carriers and government agencies.
After settling into work and grabbing a cup of coffee, a medical coder may spend the rest of their day reviewing and deciphering physician notes and translating them into codes.
Perks of Being a Medical Coder
1. You'll be part of a growing industry
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.” In fact, due mainly to an aging population, "Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups."
2. You'll be in demand
Job growth for medical records and health information technicians, which includes medical coders, is projected to grow 13 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. This rate of growth exceeds the average of all occupations. As demand for healthcare services increases, more trained coders will be needed to manage the increased claims for reimbursement from insurance companies.
3. You'll earn a competitive salary
As of May 2016, the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $38,040, per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not only is this above average for all occupations, but salaries for coders can be much higher, depending on your qualifications, type of employer, and experience. Certified coders who responded to AAPC's annual salary survey in 2016 earned an average of over $52,000, annually.
4. You'll have educational options
There are multiple paths to becoming a medical coder, including traditional coursework at a technical school, community college, or other institution. Many schools offer convenient, online courses that you can complete at your own pace. AAPC offers a full curriculum of training classes and study guides to help you become a certified coder, including both classroom and online options.
5. You can start a career in months, not years
Although some schools offer a two or four-year degree in medical coding, it isn't necessary to devote extensive time or expense to become a certified professional coder (CPC®). AAPC's training courses may be completed at your own pace, in is little as a few months. To receive a CPC® designation, you must have at least two years' medical coding experience. The good news is, you can earn while you learn.
6. You'll have opportunities for advancement
An experienced certified coder develops skills and knowledge that are valuable in many healthcare business roles, which may include practice management, medical auditing, compliance, documentation improvement, education, and more. AAPC offers a variety of specialized certifications, which can help you expand your career options.
7. You'll always be learning
Healthcare is a dynamic industry due to evolving technology, advancing standards of care, and new regulatory frameworks. A medical coder's job does involve routine, but constant changes to coding requirements will keep you engaged. No matter how long you've been on the job, there's always more to learn — especially for those who take pride in honing their abilities.
8. You can work from home
Many professional coders may work in an office, hospital, or other facility. But, a growing number of coding jobs are work-from-home opportunities. Working remotely affords greater flexibility and can spares you a daily commute, but requires you to be disciplined and productive. Regardless of where you work, you must strictly adhere to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, which protects individuals' medical records.
9. You can dress comfortably at work
Coders typically work in a "back office," or even remotely, which lessens the need (and expense) of "business" dress, or the discomfort of heels or other formal footwear. Many coders working in a facility may be able to wear scrubs, which are designed for comfort. If you like to dress up or work in a “business casual environment”, many facilities, payers, and group practices do require more professional attire.
10. You can make a difference
Although medical coders aren't "saving lives" in the same way healthcare providers do, their contribution is vital to ensure healthcare facilities operate smoothly and efficiently. And as medicine becomes more reliant on accurate data to improve healthcare outcomes, the contribution coders make to the overall health of patients is increasing.
The homework we received was very instrumental in preparing me for the CPC exam
The passion, time and tools provided by the instructors were immaculate!! The weekly lectures, quizzes, and homework assignments prepared me for the CPC exam.
The one-on-one tutoring helped me understand the course. I would definitely recommend this class if you are looking for a CPC class.
The instructor's knowledge and passion for coding inspired me. The homework and one-one-sessions was essential in passing CPC exam. This is by far the best class!
— Shannon from Hiram, GA
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