Certified General Surgery Coder (CGSC) Preparation Training Course

General Surgery Coder Preparation Training Course

General surgery is yet another rapidly growing field in healthcare – and still has room to grow, in keeping up with the steadily surging demand. Overall employment of physicians and surgeons is projected to grow 4% from 2019 to 2029. In 2025, it is estimated that the supply of general surgery specialists will fall short of the increased demand. AAPC now offers specialized/advanced training to members interested in getting their CGSC credential.

Training Objectives

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

Training Content

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

Additional Information

  • This online course is designed for coding professionals working in general surgery for physicians to prepare you for the CGSC certification exam. No other credential is needed to attain the CGSC credential. Students will review the common diagnoses, surgical procedures, and evaluation management coding specific to general surgery.
  • Time requirement: 4 hours, 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 General Surgery Specialty Coding Course Syllabus

Certified General Surgery Coder (CGSC) Preparation Bundles

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

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Download General Surgery Specialty Coding Course Syllabus

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