Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
The CPC certification validates proficiency in the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing for medical claims in a physician’s office. CPC is your first step to a successful career in the business side of healthcare. Increase your chances of being hired in a competitive job market.
Course Information and Features
CPCs represent excellence in medical coding.
Holding CPC certifications shows that you have expertise in reviewing and assigning accurate medical codes for diagnoses, procedures, and services performed by healthcare physicians.
Proficiency across services, including E/M, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology, and medicine.
Expert knowledge of medical coding guidelines and regulations including compliance and reimbursement – allowing a CPC to handle medical necessity, claims denials, bundling issues, and charge capture.
Integrating medical coding and payment policy changes in process.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology necessary to accurately code provider diagnosis and services
The CPC Exam
- 150 multiple choice questions
- 5 hours and 40 minutes exam duration
- Open codebook
The CPC examination consists of questions regarding the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure, and supply codes and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing professional medical services to insurance companies. Examinees must also demonstrate knowledge on proper modifier use, coding guidelines and regulatory rules.
The CPC exam thoroughly covers:
- Medical Terminology
- 10,000 Series CPT®
- 20,000 Series CPT®
- 30,000 Series CPT®
- 40,000 Series CPT®
- 50,000 Series CPT®
- 60,000 Series CPT®
- Evaluation and Management®
- Laboratory / Pathology
- Medical Terminology
- HCPCS Level II
- Coding Guidelines
- Compliance and Regulatory
Any Bachelor’s Degree holder in Life science is eligible to appear for CPC Certification examination.
Completion of a certificate or associate’s degree program in medical coding or a related field is typically required. Qualified medical coders can earn the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Students preparing for the exam with Skyline are twice as likely to pass.
Course Duration: 45 Days | 80 Minutes a Class
- Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology Training Manual – Included.
- CPC previous years Question paper with rationale and Answers – Included
- CPC Sample Exam Question Papers – Included.
- Advanced Certification in Medical Coding Training Manual- Included.
- E&M Sample charts and coding scenarios for OP/IP/ER-ED – Included.
Steadily growing profession
Projected Job Growth (2014-2024) 15% for all medical records and health information technicians.
Big Pay Scales for Professionals
Median Annual Salary (2015) $37,110 all for medical records and health information technicians*.
Accuracy in Healthcare billing
Medical coding specialists are responsible for accurately coding healthcare claims to obtain reimbursement from insurance companies and government healthcare programs, such as Medicare.
Handling Medical Claims
Medical coders are ready to work on the financial and technical side of the health care industry. Medical coders address coding claims for reimbursements and deal with insurance bills. Year on year, with continuous growth in the health care sector, medical coders and billers have high prospects in professional growth.