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CRC® Exam Preparation Course

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A Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC)® is essential to capturing accurate risk scores for patients. As a CRC, you help ensure that health plans and providers receive necessary funding to cover healthcare for high-risk patients. CRCs find employment opportunities in a range of healthcare settings, including physician practices, hospitals, health plans, and third-party vendors of risk adjustment auditing services.

This course is recommended for anyone who is currently working in risk adjustment or wants to learn risk adjustment coding. You will learn principles of risk adjustment and accurate diagnosis coding. This course integrates predictive modeling, financial impact of risk adjustment coding, documentation challenges, official diagnosis coding guidelines, and diagnosis coding in ICD-10-CM.

Advance yourself into a rewarding career path in risk adjustment coding. This course was designed by the creators of the exam to prepare you in full for exam day. No other certification is needed to attain this credential. A certification like this is a great way to both establish your coding skills and differentiate yourself within the medical coding job market.

Who should enroll?

This course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a risk adjustment coder or building their skillset (and resume) to include risk adjustment coding.

Education and experience requirements

  • Two years of experience in the healthcare field and have a solid foundation of knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy, and pathophysiology 

  • Or Fundamentals of Medicine - our live, virtual instructor-led course that covers all three of the prerequisites below. 

  • Or Anatomy (self-paced instruction), Medical Terminology (self-paced instruction), and Pathophysiology (self-paced instruction).


30 CEUs received upon successful completion of course. One-time use only. Must be AAPC certified prior to enrollment for CEUs to apply. 

Course format

Offered as both a virtual instructor-led course and an online self-paced instruction course.

Course length

  • Instructor-led: 16-weeks from start date to completion. New courses start throughout the year. 

  • Self-paced instruction is accessible for 4 months. Enrollment begins at date of purchase. Monthly course extensions may be purchased through the life of the course.  

Financial options

  1. Pay in full: Price includes $250 pay-in-full discount.

  2. Pay over time: Make easy monthly payments over 12, 18, or 24 months.

Course bundle includes

In addition to the preparation course — which includes interactive online lectures, step-by-step coding processes, and all training needed to pass the exam — the course bundle includes:

  • Online practice exams
    Three 50-question practice exams to gauge your readiness for the certification exam.

  • Exam (2 electronic exam attempts)
    The exam evaluates a coder's knowledge, rationales, efficiency, effectiveness, and grants certification upon passing. Includes 2 attempts to be taken electronically.

  • FREE BONUS: Practicode CRC Practicum (value $249)

    Practicode is a coding practice tool that helps you improve coding, giving you hands-on practice with real-world (redacted) cases. The tool evaluates your progress and helps you identify areas of weakness.

Course terms and conditions

By purchasing any online course and other items, I certify that I have read and agree to the online course terms and conditions and the refund policy.

Date of purchase is considered your course start date, additional time will be given for processing of your order. After your order is processed, you will receive further email instruction for course access.

This online course must be completed within a 1-year period or less from date of purchase. Additional time extensions may be purchased for a monthly fee. Date of purchase is considered your course start date. After your order is processed you will receive further email instruction on course access.