Certified Emergency Department Coder (CEDC®) Preparation Training Course

With 43 of 100 people visiting emergency departments (ED) each year, it's safe to say that the demand for CEDCs is solid. And these visits come in all shapes and sizes — with 40% of patients per year treated in less than 15 minutes, and 14% requiring hospitalization, critical care admission, or hospital transfer.

Dealing with the unexpected for ED coders is cited as the best part of the job. It's also why the average salary for coders with the Certified Emergency Department Coder (CEDC®) credential jumps to $64,442 annually.

AAPC's online Emergency Department Coding Course will ready you for the CEDC certification exam with a review of ED coding — including an E/M chapter covering 2023 evaluation and management guidelines for new and established office and outpatient services, as well as 1995 and 1997 CMS documentation guidelines.

Training Objectives

  • Review documentation issues for common ED diagnosis codes and conditions
  • Review CPT® and CMS E/M guidelines pertaining to the ED
  • Understand common procedures performed in the ED
  • Review the most missed concepts on the CEDC certification exam
  • Gear up with a practice test mirroring the format and structure of the CEDC exam

Training Content

  • Interactive audio/video lectures and online exercises
  • Practice test with 10 cases and 35 multiple choice questions

Additional Information

  • At least two years of ED coding experience is prerequisite. While no previous coding credential is needed to attain the CEDC credential, this course is not meant for individuals with little, limited, or no coding experience.
  • This course takes four hours on average to complete, not including additional study time
  • Approved for 4 CEUs upon successful completion towards CPC®, CPB™, CPMA®, CPPM®, and specialty credentials except CIRCC® (one-time use only)
  • For more course details, download the Emergency Department Preparation Training Course Syllabus

Certified Emergency Department Coder (CEDC) Preparation Bundles

CEDC Course Only
CEDC Complete Bundle
CEDC Career Bundle
CEDC Training Course
CEDC Practice Exams
CEDC Study Guide
Coder Specialty Guide

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Required Code Books (Not Included)

Required code books may be purchased through AAPC, or through any major bookseller.

Computer Requirements:

High-speed Internet connection and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Passing & Certification

  • Must have current AAPC membership
  • An overall score of 70% or higher is required to pass the certification exam.

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 email instruction on course access.

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