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Certified Professional Medical Auditor

Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA)® Training Course

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  • 20 CEUs on successful completion

  • Medical Auditing Training: CPMA eBook

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  • Self-paced training course

  • 20 CEUs on successful completion

  • Medical Auditing Training: CPMA eBook

  • Coding for Medical Necessity Reference Guide

  • Three practice tests

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

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  • 16-week instructor-led training course

  • 20 CEUs on successful completion

  • Medical Auditing Training: CPMA eBook

  • Coding for Medical Necessity Reference Guide

  • Three practice tests

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

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Designed for the seasoned medical coding professional, the CPMA Training Course 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.

When to enroll

This course is recommended for anyone who holds a CPC, CIC, COC, CRC or equivalent credential. The CPMA is a natural progression for seasoned medical coding professionals who want to expand their job opportunities.


AAPC trains over 20,000 new students annually for careers in medical billing and coding. Affirm your experience with employers and differentiate yourself as a certified professional medical auditor.

Education and experience

We strongly recommend you have a minimum of two years of medical coding experience prior to enrolling in our CPMA course. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology is required to successfully complete this course. AAPC offers the following prerequisites:

Course length

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

Instructor-led: 8 weeks from start date to completion. New courses start every week.

Continuing education units (CEUs)

Receive 20 CEUs on successful completion. One-time use only.

Financial options

Pay in full: Price includes $250 pay-in-full discount
Pay over time: Make easy monthly payments over 12, 18, or 24 months

Course curriculum overview

By the completion of the online CPMA Training Course, you will master the principles of medical auditing. You will be well-versed in defining and identifying fraud and abuse and be fluent in regulatory guidelines.

Medical auditing training objectives

  • Explain the impact of the OIG Work Plan and Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs)

  • List the elements of compliance plans and identify potential compliance risk areas

  • Identify National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) and Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) risk areas

  • Identify the purpose of recovery audit contractors and how to prepare for potential RAC audits · Explain the HIPAA privacy rule, including details on protected health information, minimum necessary, sharing of information, and enforcement

  • Identify medical record documentation standards and record retention standards

  • Identify common errors found in documentation for evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology and laboratory, and medicine services

  • Explain the types of audits and the resources required for audits

  • Define steps of the audit process and identify statistical sampling types and factors

  • Provide practical application of auditing 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

  • Highest exam pass rate

  • 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

  • Rhonda Buckholtz Testimonial Photo


    My CPMA has helped launch me into healthcare compliance, without it, I don’t think I would make it as far as I have come. I am now a Chief Compliance Officer.

    Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CDEO, CRC, CHC, COPC

  • Stephanie Thebarge testimonial photo


    Obtaining my CPMA certification provided the competence and validation of my skills to help other practices. They could rely on my knowledge in making practice decisions.

    Stephanie Thebarge, CPC, CPCO, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CEMC, CHONC

  • Denise Garrett testimonial photo


    The CPMA has helped me in my role as a billing manager when having to review documentation for clients.

    Denise Garrett, COC, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM, CSFAC

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 exams (included in Self-Paced Max and Instructor-Led packages)
    Three 50-question practice exams to help you determine your readiness for the exam.

  • CPMA exam (included in Self-Paced Max and Instructor-Led packages — a $499 value) 
    The CPMA exam features 100 multiple-choice questions over 4 hours. Your package includes two exam attempts.

    Medical Auditing Training: CPMA

Why train with AAPC?

> 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. 

> 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? 

> Highest quality training, highest pass rates. AAPC students are three times as likely to pass their certification exam than students who train elsewhere.

> Any credential you earn through us will be recognized worldwide. AAPC is known as the industry gold standard. 

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