Learn to compile, process and maintain confidential medical records and enter one of the fastest-growing and top-paying job markets.
Towson University’s Online Certified Medical Coding: Physician’s Practice Course prepares you for a rewarding career in the medical field. After completing this 80 hour course, you will sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam at Towson University.
Clock Hours: 80 (Note: 80 clock hours accounts only for time spent in the online course, and does not include time spent outside the course or study time. Study time will vary widely per individual.)
Tuition: $3,999 includes course, books, AAPC student membership, CPC® exam
This course is WIOA approved and is on the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).
This course is delivered by our education partners at AAPC.
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Medical coding ensures proper recording of patient medical conditions, verification of physician services, and appropriate reimbursement by insurers for those services. Certified professional coders are an essential part of any physician practice or outpatient clinic. They compile, process, and maintain medical records using a standardized numerical coding system known as International Classification of Diseases or ICD-10.
If you are interested in becoming a nationally certified professional coder, then this is the course that will take you there. The Online Certified Medical Coding: Physician's Practice course incorporates interactive online lectures, including:
Comprehensive overview of ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS coding applications with instruction on proper application of codes
Practical applications are graded midway through assignments to provide timely feedback to insure you are proficient before completing the assignment
Lectures walk you through your first practical application case in key chapters for higher confidence in coding from a medical record
Module 1. Business of Medicine
Module 2. Medical Terminology
Module 3. Anatomy Review
Module 4. Introduction to ICD-10-CM and its Guidelines
Module 5. Intro to CPT, Surgery Guidelines, HCPCS Level II, and Modifiers
Module 6. Intro to Surgery, Global Period, How to read an Operative report
Module 7. Integumentary System
Module 8. Musculoskeletal System
Module 9. Respiratory, Hemic and Lymphatic Systems; Mediastinum and Diaphragm
Module 10. Cardiovascular
Module 11. Digestive System
Module 12. Eye and Ear Surgery Systems
Module 13. Endocrine and Nervous
Module 14. Urinary and Male GU System
Module 15. Female GU System and Maternity
Module 16. Radiology
Module 17. Anesthesia
Module 18. Pathology and Laboratory
It's important you know anatomy and medical terminology to be a successful coder. We recommend taking either of these courses from our partners at ed2go to be successful in this course.
This course includes two exam vouchers for the AAPC CPC exam, which occasionally is administered at Towson University. Learn more about the certification exam and other locations where it is available.
Susan Gochoco, CPC,CCVTC,CCP,CEMC,CPC-I provides up to six hours of coaching time for all of our online students.