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Prepare to become a certified professional medical coder and enter one of the fastest-growing and top-paying job markets with a self-paced or instructor-led certification prep course.
Towson University’s Certified Professional Medical Coding Course prepares you for a rewarding career in the medical field. Learn the application of CPT® procedure codes, HCPCS Level II supply codes, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes—all of which medical providers use to submit claims to payers. Upon completion, you will be prepared to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam.
Course Format: Students choose between either an instructor-led or self-paced course option.
Total Hours: 90 hours (instructor-led and self-paced)
Materials: Tuition includes materials, books, AAPC student membership, CPC® exam, and human anatomy and medical terminology fundamentals courses.
Register for the instructor-led option at least 30 days in advance of the start date and receive a 5% discount on the price. Contact us for the unique registration link. WIOA and other tuition assistance programs are not eligible for this discount.
This course is WIOA approved and is on the Maryland Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).
|March 5–June 13, 2024||Tuesday & Thursday, 6–9:15 p.m.||Register|
|November 12, 2024–March 13, 2025
Class will not be held November 26–28, and December 24–January 2
|Tuesday & Thursday, 6–9 p.m.||Register|
|April 8–July 17, 2025||Tuesday & Thursday, 6–9 p.m.||Register|
|Open enrollment. Begin anytime.||Set your own. Must be completed within six months of registration.||Register|
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Medical coding is the process of identifying diagnoses, medical tests, treatments, and procedures found in clinical documentation and then copying this patient data into standardized codes to bill insurance payers for physician reimbursement.
The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) course a step to obtain your coding certification—This certification is known as the gold standard for physician-based medical coding. By passing the CPC exam and earning the right to append the CPC to your name, you will become a healthcare professional recognized for professional-fee medical coding.
This course integrates all elements of the coding process, including:
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. To ensure your success, Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology fundamentals courses are included in course tuition. These courses are self-paced and must be completed within the first six weeks of starting our program.
If you enroll in the instuctor-led program, these fundamental courses will be reviewed during the first five weeks of the course start date.
This course includes two exam vouchers for AAPC's Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) Certification.
Instructor-led students: The AAPC CPC exam is offered onsite at Towson University within 4-6 weeks after the course ends. The Student Success Program Manager will work with students to get them enrolled in the exam by the exam registration deadline per AAPC requirements.
Self-paced students: Students should request exam vouchers within six months of completing this course. Voucher request should be made via email to Trudy Munroe, the Student Success Program Manager, at tmunroe AT_TOWSON. Students will schedule and take the CPC exam on their schedule.
Self-paced: Susan Gochoco, CPC,CCVTC,CCP,CEMC,CPC-I provides up to six hours of coaching time for students enrolled in the self-paced option of this course.