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AAPC partners with Healthcare Businesses to train and certify their employees. Educational partners license AAPC curriculum focusing on medical coding, billing, compliance, auditing, and practice management (CPC, CIC, COC, CPB, CPMA, and CPPM). These educational offerings include complete certification programs as well as topically focused, customized learning plans to meet your business needs.

Curriculum Licensing: Many businesses license AAPC’s curriculum to prepare their staff to take and pass our credential exams. By purchasing an AAPC curriculum license you receive a turnkey training solution which includes curriculum outlines, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, tests, online modules and access to an online learning management system. Those who license our curriculum also receive implementation support and discounts on AAPC products. As a licensee, you have the products and services you need to implement a high quality and effective AAPC certification preparation program.

  • Elevate Pass Rates Up to 80%: Only AAPC provides curriculum specifically aligned to the credentials, which helps improve your employees' certification pass rates.
  • Boost Financial Stability: Training your coders, billers, and other employees will improve your bottom line through increasing reimbursements and decreasing the chance of rejected claims and audits.
  • Improve Efficiency: We have developed a high quality curriculum. The work of building the PowerPoints, online modules, quizzes, etc. has been done for you. This is a low-cost and high-quality option for you to train and certify your employees.
  • Enjoy Flexibility: You can use AAPC’s curriculum to facilitate face-to-face training, online instruction, or a blend of the two. This flexibility provides you with options to deliver high quality teaching to employees who might be located in satellite offices.
  • Certify Your Instructors: We certify your instructors to improve results
  • Interactive Online Course: As a partner, you will have access to an online learning course, which can be tailored to match the unique needs of your business and employees. As a licensed site, you have access to:
    • curriculum updates and additions to reflect current coding regulations.
    • interactive modules and PowerPoint presentations for each curriculum chapter.
    • an exam generator, which allows you to customize quizzes for your course.
  • Aligned to Credentials: Curriculum is aligned to AAPC’s credentials.
  • Cloud-Based Learning Management System (LMS): On the web and always on, your custom branded learning portal is accessible 24/7 from any device.
  • Detailed Analytics, Reporting, and Tracking: Quickly and easily access, monitor, and track progress and achievements through your LMS dashboard.
  • Track Exam Results: View certification exam results for each of your employees (with permission).
  • Product Discounts: Books, exams, and memberships for a discounted rate.
  • Exam Proctoring: Proctor exams on-site and when your employees are ready.
  • Program Marketing: Free listing on AAPC’s website with your course offerings, bio, photos, and much more.
    • Online Search Engine Optimized (SEO) for potential medical coding students (i.e., searches for "medical coding jobs")
    • Active marketing by AAPC to recruit non-certified and student medical coders.
    • 50,000+ page views each month to search tool page

Customized Training Options

AAPC also offers businesses customized training offerings in online, onsite, and blended formats. For more information about course offerings and the customizations available, please contact (businesspartners@aapc.com) or call 877-290-0440. Below are examples of the customized trainings we offer:

  • Interactive Learning Plans:Your employees can learn on their own time, at their own pace, by specialty or topically focused online learning modules and plans.
  • Virtual Training: Through our Virtual Learning Center we can offer real-time virtual training on topics of need or interest.
  • Customized Onsite or Blended Training: AAPC can create a customized training program to prepare your employees to pass our certification exams as well as train on specific topics of interest. These can be offered online, onsite or a blend of both. Contact us for a program designed for your organization.

AAPC's Curriculum Offerings

Through AAPC’s Educational Partnerships, your business can license the courses listed below and offer them to your employees. As a licensee, you will receive a complete set of curriculum materials for online and face-to-face instruction to improve your educational offerings and student outcomes.

Your business can license and offer AAPC’s curriculum for the following certifications: CPB, CPC, COC, CIC, CPMA, and the CPPM.

This course introduces the student to the human body in language used by medical coding, billing, and reimbursement professionals. The course will give the student an understanding of how the human body operates on a daily basis, and the training is valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession.

CPB This course introduces the student to the health insurance and reimbursement industry. Students will become familiar with common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and differences in reimbursement methodologies. Students will also learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing. The training is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in a medical billing department at a physician's office, clinic, or similar positions.

COC This course will cover coding fundamentals including CPT®, ICD-9-CM Volumes 1-3, and HCPCS Level II coding, along with the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), which is the payment method used by most payers in the hospital outpatient facility. The training will not cover inpatient coding or coding in the freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC).

CPMA Designed for the experienced coder, this course provides training for the multifaceted components of medical auditing. The training covers medical record standards and documentation guidelines, coding and documentation compliance, coding and reimbursement concepts, audit scope and statistical sampling methods, medical record audit abstraction, and category risk analysis and communication. A minimum of two years of coding experience is strongly suggested prior to taking this course.

This course introduces the student to the medical terminology used in the medical coding and reimbursement profession and covers medical terminology and anatomy from a coder’s perspective. The training is valuable for anyone preparing for a career in any non-clinical medical profession.

CPC This course teaches fundamental coding skills for an outpatient physician setting, and the training prepares the student to take the AAPC CPC® exam for a career in medical coding. The course provides the most up-to-date information relating to CPT®, ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 & 2, and HCPCS Level II coding. The training also assures a broad, encompassing knowledge and expertise in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for physician services.

View sample CPC® curriculum.

CIC This course teaches fundamental medical coding skills for an inpatient facility setting. The training covers ICD-9-CM Volumes 1-3 and assures a broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for inpatient facility services.

CPPM This course covers fundamental skills for managing a physician's practice. The training is recommended for those who are ready to advance their careers in practice management. Billing, coding, or management experience in a medical clinic is highly recommended.

Request More Information

For more information on partnering with AAPC, contact our Educational Partnership team by filling out the form below, calling 877-290-0440, or emailing EducationPartners@aapc.com.

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