Medical Coding - Certified Professional Coder
This program will introduce class participants to the basic principles of coding for outpatient and physician services. Instruction will include: beginning through advanced CPT coding. It will cover information about anatomy, terminology, and various procedures, as well as demonstrations and examples on how to code each service in the CPT book. This course will prepare participants to sit for the AAPC, formally American Academy of Professional Coders, Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. Course Objectives include: Identifying the purpose of the CPT® , ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II codebooks, understanding and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, applying coding conventions when assigning diagnoses and procedure codes, identifying the information in appendices of the CPT® code book, explaining the determination of the levels of E/M services, coding a wide variety of patient services using CPT® , ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II codes, listing the major features of HCPCS Level II codes, and providing practical application of coding operative reports and evaluation and management services.
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PURPOSE: The Community College Workforce Alliance works in partnership with Reynolds and Brightpoint Community Colleges to serve students with a fast track to the workforce with training and credentialing programs that can be completed in weeks or months. CCWA offers workforce training and certifications in transportation and logistics, construction and trades, customer service, health care and manufacturing. These programs are supported through state-funded tuition assistance available to all Virginians, making Short-term Training Programs low cost or no cost. Short-term Training Programs also offer career coaching and job connections.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Short-term Training credentials prepare students for entry-level careers in high-demand occupational fields offering good starting wages - many with benefits and promotion opportunities.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: There are no admissions requirements. Tuition assistance is available to all residents of Virginia, regardless of income. Classes may be free to those qualifying for additional financial aid.
PROGRAM NOTES: In certain industries, prior convictions may prohibit employment. Drug testing and a pre-employment physical may be required for some occupations. Some companies may have minimum age requirements for select positions.