AAPC - CPC Preparation Course Syllabus
(Physician-Based Medical Coding for CPC Certification)
Clock Hours: 80
Course Length: To be completed at the student's own pace within a 4-month period.
Class Hours: Days/Times Per Week:
Online course, independent self-study, virtual classroom meetings; student may login to course at their own time schedule, no specific logon times. Student may email course content questions to Instructor at MedicalCodingWithConfidence@gmail.com.
The student will learn principles of medical coding related to the three main coding manuals: CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS. This coding for a physician's office and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for a physician's office and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for the AAPC CPC certification examination.
-Identify the purpose of the CPT & ICD-10-CM manuals
-Identify the information in appendices of the CPT manuals
-Explain the levels of E/M services
-Code a wide variety of patient services using CPT codes
-List the major features of Level II National Codes
-Apply coding and conventions when assigning diagnoses codes
-Understand the official ICD-10-CM coding principles
-Assign ICD-10-CM codes to the highest level of specificity
-Anatomy and Word Elements
-Documentation, Reimbursement, and Compliance
-Overview of ICD-10-CM diagnoses coding
-Using the ICD-10-CM manual
-Introduction to CPT, HCPCS, and Modifiers
-Evaluation & Management
-Anesthesia and General Surgery
-Integumentary System and Musculoskeletal System
-Hemic & Lymphatic Systems, Mediastinum. Diaphragm, & Digestive System
-Urinary System, Reproductive System, Nervous System, & Special Senses
-Radiology and Pathology & Laboratory
-Mid-term & Final Exam
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