MedCerts online Professional Coder program provides comprehensive training that leads to in-demand coding certifications including the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential, and the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P), both of which are the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings.
Medical Coders holding professional-level certifications are critical to compliant and profitable medical practices and typically earn 20% more than non-certified coders. The primary objective of this program is to give the tools needed to successfully pass the CPC examination or the CCS-P examination. Those passing the CPC examination earn the credential CPC-A. when the CPC-A (apprentice) is ultimately combined with one (1) year of practical coding experience, the individual earns the full CPC designation.
Regardless of the choice of exam, students learn principles of medical coding related to the three main code books: CPT, ICD-10-CM Volumes 1 & 2, and HCPCS Level II. This program is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician’s office and is vital in one’s preparation for either the CCS-P or CPC certification examination.
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for a MedCerts-sponsored 12-month membership to the AAPC or AHIMA, and a complimentary voucher for either the CPC or CCS-P examination. The Registered Apprenticeship program is comprised of MedCerts online training programs as well as 2000 hours of on-the-job training with a sponsoring employer. MedCerts Apprenticeship programs combine class training and “on-the-job training” to provide individuals the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned with an employer to quickly become a strong contributor in the workplace.
*Prior billing & coding or industry experience (Recommended)