Certified General Surgery Coder (CGSC) Preparation Training Course

Distinguish yourself by earning your Certified General Surgery Coder (CGSC) credential. AAPC’s Certified General Surgery Coding Course is designed to prepare coding professionals with general surgery reporting experience for the CGSC certification exam.

The CGSC is a stand-alone credential and does not require CPC® certification.

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

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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