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Certified Professional Coder (CPC)® Online Training Course

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  • One-year Code Look-up Assistance App Subscription

  • One-year AAPC membership

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  • Self-paced training course

  • One-year Code Look-up Assistance App Subscription

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  • Three practice tests

  • Two certification exam attempts ($499 if purchased separately)

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  • 16-week instructor-led training course

  • One-year Code Look-up Assistance App Subscription

  • Two-year AAPC membership

  • One-year Coding Simulation Software Subscription

  • Three practice tests

  • Two certification exam attempts ($499 if purchased separately)

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This entry-level, online medical coding course brings together foundational coding knowledge, including medical terminology and anatomy. By the end of the training, you will be fully prepared for the CPC exam and ready to thrive as a certified medical coder. 

When to enroll

This course is applicable for beginners with no coding experience (who have a high-level understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology) up to seasoned coders wanting to earn a CPC credential. 

Value

AAPC trains over 20,000 new students annually for careers in medical billing and coding. Differentiate yourself as a certified professional coder. Earning the CPC credential shows employers you have a broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for professional (physician) services.

Education and experience

You will need to take Fundamentals of Medicine or have equivalent real-world experience with medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology to be exempt. 

Course length

Self-paced: Average time to completion is 4 to 8 months. 6-month access to course materials with options for extensions. 

Instructor-led: 16 weeks from start date to completion. New courses start every week. 

Financial options

Pay in full: Price includes $500 pay-in-full discount 
Pay over time: Make easy monthly payments over 12, 18, or 24 months 

Course curriculum overview

The CPC training course teaches fundamental medical coding skills for professional services (physicians, mid-level providers, etc) and provides all the CPC exam preparation you need.

The course covers CPT®, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM coding with hands-on practice coding real world, redacted medical records using CPT®, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II code sets. Assures a broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for professional (physician) services. 

Medical coding training objectives

  • Identify the purpose of the CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II code books 

  • Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines 

  • Apply coding conventions when assigning diagnoses and procedure codes 

  • Identify the information in appendices of the CPT® code book 

  • Explain the determination of the levels of E/M services 

  • Code a wide variety of patient services using CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II codes 

  • List the major features of HCPCS Level II codes 

  • Provide practical application of coding operative reports and evaluation and management services 

Learning methods

AAPC understands that students learn in different ways—that's why we allow you to choose a learning style that fits you best. AAPC offers the following learning methods:

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Live instructor-led

  • Live instruction and classroom-paced training

  • 16-week course via 1.5 hour online live sessions per week

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  • 66% better than no exam prep

  • New courses start every week

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Self-paced instruction

  • Flexibility to prepare for the exam on your own time and pace with on-demand coaching

  • Up to 6-month access to course materials

  • Average 80% exam pass rate

  • 50% better than no exam prep

What students are saying

  • Vanessa Bontempi

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    I took the live online course offered by AAPC and it was worth every penny. I sent my instructor a thank you note today.

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    I took the online AAPC course. It was full of useful information and I passed my test the first time.

    Danielle Ledford

Course bundle includes

In addition to the actual course of interactive online lectures, step-by-step coding processes, and all training needed to pass the exam, you’ll receive: 

  • Online practice tests (included in Self-Paced Max and Instructor-Led packages)
    Three 50-question practice tests to gauge your readiness for the actual CPC certification exam.

  • FREE CPC certification exam (included in Self-Paced Max and Instructor-Led packages — a $499 value)
    The 100-question CPC exam evaluates a coder's knowledge, rationales, efficiency, effectiveness and grants CPC or CPC-A certification upon passing. Includes two test attempts.  

  • 40 CEUs
    Receive 40 CEUs on successful completion. One-time use only. AAPC certified prior to enrollment; excluding CPCO, CIRCC, CPMA, and specialty certifications.

  • AAPC student membership (a $145 - $290 value)
    Packages include one and two-year AAPC membership options which will help you plan your career and get discounts on all future classes, webinars, workshops, and materials.  

  • Codify by AAPC (subscription included in Self-Paced Max and Instructor-Led packages — a $120 value)

    Codify is our newest revenue cycle platform to allow subscribers the fastest tool for medical code look-up among multiple additional tools and services.

  • Practicode by AAPC CPC-A Practicum (subscription included in Self-Paced Max and Instructor-Led packages — a $249 value)
    Practicode is a coding practice tool that helps to improve coding skills across multiple specialties, allows a new coder to gain coding experience, and helps you remove the apprentice (CPC-A) designation of the CPC credential. 

Why train with AAPC?

> Any credential you earn through us will be recognized worldwide. AAPC is known as the industry gold standard. We created the industry’s accreditations for medical coders and medical billers — and have been teaching these programs for more than 30 years.

> You get to train with the same experts who created the exams. Why study at an institution that bases its curriculum on AAPC’s when you can train directly with us? 

> Our exam pass rates are the highest in the industry. Students who train through AAPC are three times as likely to pass their certification exam than students who train through another medical coding or billing program.  

> Network with over 250,000 members. We’re the world's largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare. We’ll be here to support you every step of the way through tools and resources, payment plans, CEUs, workshops, networking events, and more. 

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