Certified Gastroenterology Coder (CGIC) Preparation Training Course

Treating ailments ranging from heartburn to colon cancer, U.S. gastroenterologists see approximately 70 million patients affected by digestive diseases each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. And the need for gastroenterologists and gastroenterology coders continues to climb.

Students of the online Gastroenterology Coding Course will review diagnoses, surgical procedures, and evaluation management coding specific to gastroenterology — and gain the knowledge and experience to prepare for the certification exam.

While no other credential is needed to attain the Certified Gastroenterology Coder (CGIC) credential, this online course is recommended for those who have at least two years of experience in gastroenterology coding.

Training Objectives

  • Review common general surgery diagnosis codes and conditions.
  • Review CPT® and CMS E/M guidelines.
  • Common procedures performed in gastroenterology.
  • Discuss the most missed concepts on the CGIC certification exam.
  • Practice test that mimics the format and structure of the CGIC certification exam.

Training Content

  • Interactive lectures with exercises.
  • Practice test with operative cases totaling 35 multiple choice questions.

Additional Information

  • Prerequisites: At least two years of experience in gastroenterology coding. Not meant for individuals with little, limited, or no coding experience.
  • Time requirement: 4 hours.
  • Approved for 4 CEUs upon successful completion of the course. Valid towards CPC®, CPB, CPMA®, CPPM®, and specialty credentials except CIRCC® (one-time use only).
  • Training Availability: Access available for one year from purchase date.
  • The instructional methods used include online audio/video lectures and online practice test.
  • For more course details, Download the Certified Gastroenterologists Coding (CGIC) Training Course Syllabus.

Certified Gastroenterology Coder (CGIC) Preparation Training Course




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Required Code Books (Not Included)

Required code books may be purchased here, 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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