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CPC (Certified Professional Coder) Exam Review
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
265203 Online 09/12/2022 11/06/2022 S. Engel $125.00 12/18
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Students who have completed the WCE Healthcare Billing & Coding program and would like more practice prior to taking the CPC exam.
This course was developed to assist students in preparing for the outpatient, physician-based CPC (Certified Professional Coder) certification examination administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). The coder will need to know how to assign medical codes to patient services and diagnoses. This course is focused on providing the coder with coding practice, test taking strategies for the certification exam as well as review of anatomy, terminology, pathophysiology, reimbursement, and coding concepts.
Course Objectives
  1. Review the structure, function, terminology, pathophysiology and abbreviations of all body systems
  2. Apply appropriate coding conventions and guidelines; identify the correct process for selecting codes and analyze the types of coding errors to avoid
  3. Demonstrate coding ability by appropriately assign ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes
  4. Demonstrate coding ability by appropriately assigning CPT ad HCPCS procedure codes
  5. Demonstrate coding ability by completing assigned practice exercises
  6. Write a personal plan for preparation for a certification examination
Outline of Instruction
  1. Introductions/Success Strategies
  2. Coding Basics Review
    Anatomy and Medical Terminology Review
  3. Diagnostic Coding Guidelines
    Coding Practice
  4. Anesthesia Coding
    Coding Exam Strategies Research and Discussion
  5. CPT-Procedure Coding & HCPCS Coding
    Coding Practice
  6. Surgery Coding
  7. CPT Modifiers & Evaluation and Management Codes
  8. Radiology Coding
  9. Pathology Coding
  10. Medicine Coding
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Expertise in reviewing and assigning accurate medical codes for diagnoses, procedures and services performed by physicians and other qualified healthcare providers in the medical office or facility setting.
  2. Proficiency across a wide range of services, including evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology and medicine.
  3. A sound knowledge of medical coding guidelines and regulations including compliance and reimbursement-allowing a CPC to better handle issues such as medical necessity, claims, denials bundling issues and charge capture.
  4. Understanding of how to integrate medical coding and payment policy changes into a practice's reimbursement processes.
  5. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology necessary to correctly code provider diagnosis and services.
CE to CU Articulation
Medical Terminology, Healthcare Coding
Text and Supplies Needed
Current coding review textbook and coding reference books (CPT, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS level II)
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Grading-Final Grade of 80% or better
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Students who have completed the WCE Healthcare Billing & Coding program and would like more practice prior to taking the CPC exam.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Medical Coder, Medical Biller
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Medical Billers and Coders fall under the occupational profile for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians. In Wake County there is a medium demand according to NCWorks Online and the Triangle area has one of the highest distributions of job opening in the state.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Medical Biller
  • Medical Coder
Related Courses
  • Medical Terminology - NUR-3235E3
  • Healthcare Billing - MED-3030V3
  • Healthcare Coding - MED-3030W3
Course Contact Information
Allied Health Office