I BECAME CPC-A IN 2007, HOW DO I CHANGE THAT TO CPC. I WORK FOR FAMILY PRACTICE AND THEY USE ECOUNTER FORMS, I USUALLY LOOK UP DX WHEN NEEDED AND FIND CODE FOR IT. DOCTOR MARK DOWN THE CPT AND DX THAT ARE ON ECOUNTER FORM. I CODE THOSE THAT COME BACK FROM PATHOLOGY AND SOME TIME I HAVE TO READ DICTATION TO CODE BECAUSE THE DOCTOR'S MIGHT HAVE MISSING INFO ON THE EF. SO, CAN SOME ONE HELP ME WITH THIS? I HAVE BEEN DOING THIS JOB FOR 12 YEARS.
THANK YOU ALL
Last edited by MsMaddy; 09-01-2009 at 02:01 PM.
CPCÂ®, CPC-HÂ®, or CPC-PÂ® Apprentice: Examinees who are successful in passing the certification examination but have not yet met the required coding work experience will be awarded the initial designation CPCÂ® Apprentice, CPC-HÂ® Apprentice, or CPC-PÂ® Apprentice. The CPCÂ®, CPC-HÂ®, or CPC-PÂ® Apprentice is required to submit the annual CEUs while completing the coding work experience requirement. The apprentice will receive a certificate from AAPC for CPCÂ® CPC-HÂ® or CPC-PÂ® Apprentice.
Requirements for removal of Apprentice designation for the CPCÂ®, CPC-HÂ®, CPC-PÂ®: At least two recommendation letters verifying 2 years of on the job experience using the CPTÂ®, ICD-9-CM, or HCPCS Level II code sets. At least one letter must be from a supervisor outlining your coding experience and amount of time in that capacity.
A minimum 80 hour coding course AND one letter verifying one year of on the job coding experience from a supervisor. Proof of education may be sent in the form of a letter from the instructor stating the amount of contact hours or a certificate of completion stating the amount of contact hours.