Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

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Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Course Overview

The premier CPC® exam preparation course for coders

The demand for CPC-certified coders has never been higher. If you want to take your career to the next level with certification, the Certified Coder Boot Camp Original Online will assist in preparing you for the AAPC's Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam.

The Certified Coder Boot Camp Original Online teaches the fundamentals of CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II coding for professional services and hospital outpatient services. The first day covers ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding, and the remaining four days are devoted to CPT and HCPCS II coding.

2021 includes major revisions to Evaluation and Management. Join us to sift through these changes!

You will learn how to:

  • Understand and apply coding principles and guidelines appropriately
  • Navigate the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II coding manuals
  • Apply knowledge to achieve success on the AAPC's CPC exam
  • Develop fundamental coding skills for all medical specialties with a thorough review of the entire CPT manual

Master the art of accurate code assignment for ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II by learning the latest coding guidelines.

Leave class ready to take the CPC exam! 

Who should attend?

Whether you’re new to the coding world or are looking to get back into it, this course is for you. Learn more about the fundamentals, as well as in-depth info about ICD-10-CM codes and HCPCS Level II coding.

This isn't just any coding course. See the HCPro difference for yourself!

  • Rules-based learning: We only use recognized source authorities, such as the current ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II manuals, but we supplement these with additional nationally recognized source authorities like the AHA's Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS® and the AMA's CPT Assistant®.
  • Hands-on learning: Course participants work approximately 500 coding exercises, including a 150-question practice CPC exam and numerous operative reports. Each participant also receives a printed answer key for all exercises, including the practice exam.
  • Small class size: Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.
  • Well-established program: HCPro is the nation's first organization to offer Boot Camp training courses to healthcare coding professionals. We have more than 20 years of experience teaching coders, and on average, participants rate this course 4.9 on a 5.0 scale.


With coding demands as high as ever, HCPro Boot Camps provide a deeper understanding of your role and responsibilities during this unprecedented time and the impact you can make to your organization.

Looking for help understanding the clinical aspects of the industry? Join our Outpatient CDI boot Camp:
https://hcmarketplace.com/cdi-outpatient-boot-camp 

This isn't just any coding course. Check out all the benefits of this HCPro online Boot Camp:

  • 60-day access to video instruction after purchase: View video sessions and complete all assignments, including review of all answer keys.
  • 24-hour access: Video instruction is available at any time of day—you choose the time that works for you. You can also email questions to our instructors. We try to answer all questions either via email or phone within two business days.


For more detailed information about HCPro's Boot Camps, contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customer@simplifycompliance.com.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Dates

Below is the current course schedule for upcoming Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online classes.

To view our cancellation policy, click here.

 

Course

Class Dates

Registration Deadline

April 2021 - June 2021

4/20/2021 - 6/19/2021 4/19/2021

May 2021 - July 2021

5/4/2021 - 7/3/2021 5/3/2021

May 2021 - July 2021

5/18/2021 - 7/17/2021 5/17/2021

June 2021 - July 2021

6/1/2021 - 7/31/2021 5/31/2021

June 2021 - August 2021

6/15/2021 - 8/14/2021 6/14/2021

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Course Outline/Agenda

Module 1: Introduction and Coding Fundamentals

  • Types of coding systems
  • Levels of HCPCS coding

 

Module 2: Diagnosis Coding (ICD-10-CM)

  • Common conventions, symbols, and terminology in the ICD-10-CM coding manual
  • Assigning ICD-10-CM codes based on the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting

 

Module 3: Introduction to CPT; Evaluation and Management Services

  • Categories of CPT codes
  • Common symbols and terms used in the CPT manual
  • Assigning evaluation and management codes by category and level
  • Assigning evaluation and management–specific modifiers (e.g., -24, -25, -57)

 

Module 4: Coding Anesthesia Services

  • Types of anesthesia
  • Assigning CPT codes for anesthesia services when provided by an anesthesiologist or someone other than an anesthesiologist
  • Physical status modifiers and qualifying circumstance add-on codes

 

Module 5: Introduction to Surgery Coding and Coding Integumentary Procedures

  • Identifying "separate procedures" and when they are reported
  • Assigning surgical modifiers correctly
  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Excision of benign and malignant lesions
    • Closures (simple, intermediate, and complex)
    • Mohs surgeries
    • Adjacent tissue transfers
    • Breast procedures

 

Module 6: Coding Musculoskeletal Procedures

  • Identifying the anatomy of the spine
  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Fracture care
    • Spinal arthrodesis
    • Reporting a CPT code for the application of a cast

 

Module 7: Coding Respiratory Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Nasal endoscopic procedures
    • Laryngoscopies
    • Bronchoscopies

 

Module 8: Coding Cardiovascular Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Pacemaker and defibrillator insertion and replacement
    • Coronary artery bypass grafting
    • Aneurysm repairs
    • Central venous access devices

 

Module 9: Coding Digestive System Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies
    • Digestive system and endoscopic procedures
    • Hernia repairs

 

Module 10: Coding Urinary/Genital System, Obstetrics, and Endocrine Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Open and endoscopic procedures in the urinary system
    • Open and endoscopic procedures in the male genital system
    • Hysterectomies and tubal ligations
    • Maternity care and delivery services
    • Abortion procedures

 

Module 11: Coding Nervous System Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Craniectomy/craniotomy procedures
    • Skull base surgeries
    • Injection procedures involving the spinal cord/spine
    • Neurostimulators

 

Module 12: Coding Eye, Ocular, and Auditory Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Cataract extractions
    • Procedures to treat and prevent retinal detachments
    • Strabismus surgeries
    • Procedures involving the auditory system

 

Module 13: Coding Radiology Services

  • Use of contrast in radiological procedures and when the administration of the contrast is separately reportable
  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Diagnostic radiology procedures
    • Radiation therapy services
    • Nuclear medicine services
    • Interventional radiology procedures

 

Module 14: Coding Pathology and Laboratory Services

  • Identifying the use of "panels" in reporting for diagnostic laboratory procedures
  • Distinguishing between a qualitative screening vs. a quantitative screening
  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Diagnostic laboratory services
    • Surgical pathology, including consults during surgery

 

Module 15: Coding Medicine Services

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Supply and administration of vaccine/toxoids
    • Psychotherapy services
    • Dialysis services
    • Ophthalmological services
    • Cardiac catheterizations, percutaneous coronary angioplasties, and stent insertion procedures
    • Injection and infusion services

 

Module 16: HCPCS II Coding

  • Assigning HCPCS Level II codes and applicable modifiers

 

Course Outline/Agenda subject to change.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply conventions and instructional notes, including chapter- and section-specific guidelines, to accurately assign codes in ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II for outpatient/professional services
  • Relate effects on reimbursement by appending appropriate CPT/HCPCS II modifiers to applicable procedure codes
  • Assign appropriate CPT procedure codes to a variety of surgical procedures for many medical specialties
  • Abstract an operative report in order to assign accurate diagnosis and procedure codes
  • Improve coding accuracy to reduce denials and missed revenue
  • Recall material in preparation for the AAPC’s CPC exam

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Continuing Education

AAPC
This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 21 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content, or the program sponsor. 

Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS)
This program has been approved for 23 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) certification, offered as a service of the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS).

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
This program has been approved for 21 CE credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). 

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
HCPro is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 23 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro.

California Board of Registered Nursing
HCPro is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 27.6 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.

National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI)
This program has been approved for 23 continuing education units towards fulfilling the requirements of the Certification in Healthcare Revenue Integrity (CHRI), offered as a service of the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity (NAHRI).

Disclosure Statement:
HCPro has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters, planners, or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original Online

Questions/Answers

What is the focus of the Certified Coder Boot Camp®?
The Certified Coder Boot Camp focuses on ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding for professional services and hospital outpatient services. The first day of the course is devoted primarily to ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding, while the remaining four days are devoted primarily to CPT and HCPCS II coding. The purpose of this Boot Camp is to provide a solid foundation in ICD-10-CM, HCPCS II, and CPT coding and prepare course participants for the CPC exam, if they so desire (many people take the course without pursuing certification).

How does it work?
You’ll receive the same content and instruction that you would experience at our classroom-based, nationally recognized Boot Camps. Here’s how it works:

  • 60-day access to video instruction after purchase date: View video sessions and complete all assignments, including review of all answer keys.
  • 24-hour access: Video instruction is available at any time of day—you choose the time that works for you. You can also email questions to our instructors. We try to answer all questions either via email or phone within two business days.


Who typically attends the course?

  • Coders and billers
  • Patient accounting managers/staff
  • Medical practice managers/staff
  • Medical records/health information managers/staff
  • Registration managers/staff
  • Clinical managers and department heads
  • Physicians, NPs, PAs, and other clinicians
  • Compliance officers and auditors
  • Finance and reimbursement managers/staff
  • Healthcare consultants, CPAs, and lawyers
  • Health plan and insurance company personnel
  • Medicare carrier and intermediary personnel
  • Case managers/CDI specialists
  • Auditors/claims analysts/compliance officers


What material does the course cover?
Click on Course Outline for more information about the topics covered by the Certified Coder Boot Camp Original.

Does HCPro offer any other coding education opportunities?
Yes. In addition to the Certified Coder Boot Camp, we offer the Certified Coder Boot Camp—Inpatient (ICD-10-CM/PCS), the Evaluation and Management Boot Camp—Professional Version, and the Medicare Boot Camp®—Physician Services Version.

How long will I have access to the content? 
The online portal location for your class sessions and materials will be available for 60 days from the class start date.

Does HCPro offer the Certified Coder Boot Camp as an on-site course?
In addition to our open registration courses, we also offer the Certified Coder Boot Camp Original as an on-site course in both live and online format (with a substantial discount) for organizations that have a number of employees who need coding training. For more information on hosting an on-site course, click on “Host an On-Site Course.” 

Is the cost of the AAPC CPC exam part of the course registration fee?
No, the cost of the exam is not included in the $1,599 course registration fee. Course participants desiring to take the examination will be required to register for the exam with the AAPC and pay a separate examination fee (currently $260) and student membership fee (currently $70) directly to the AAPC. Information on registering for (and paying for) the examination is sent out upon receipt of the student's course registration materials. Please do not send payment for the exam with your course registration fee. 

Does completion of the course lead to any formal certification?
The AAPC-CPC examination is optional, but highly recommended for Boot Camp participants. Individuals with the CPC credential are nationally recognized as having particular expertise in medical coding. In addition, we find that students who know that they are going to sit for the CPC examination are more focused during the course.

Course participants desiring to take the examination will be required to register for the exam with the AAPC and pay a separate examination fee (currently $260) directly to the AAPC. Information on registering for (and paying for) the examination is sent out upon receipt of the student's course registration materials. The AAPC's exam registration deadline is six weeks before the exam date. Please do not send payment for the exam with your course tuition. Students can take the exam through any of the local AAPC chapters.

Information on alternative exam sites is available on the AAPC's website.

How is the certification exam structured?
The CPC examination consists of 150 multiple-choice questions covering all of the areas listed in the course outline. The examination is timed and must be completed in five hours and 40 minutes. The CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS II manuals may be used during the examination. The examination is divided into three sections. Applicants must achieve a passing rate of 70% in each section in order to pass the examination. For those who do not pass, the AAPC will identify the top three areas where the student got 65% or less correct so that they may focus their studies on areas of weakness. The examination is scored by the AAPC. 

How do I register for the certification exam?
Information on exam registration is sent out with confirmation of your course registration.

Where can I take the certification exam?
The AAPC has many local chapters in the U.S., as well as internationally. The information is available on the AAPC's website.

Is the course just an exam prep class?
No, it is intended to be much more than an exam prep class. Although we work hard to help our course participants become credentialed, the objective of the course is to provide a solid foundation in coding principles and to teach course participants how to use the coding manuals properly. However, as a part of the course, our instructors review suggested strategies for preparing for and taking the CPC exam. Course participants also work a complete 150-question practice CPC exam as a part of the course.

Does Medicare or any other third-party payer require coders to be certified?
We are not aware of any such requirement. To the best of our knowledge, coding certification, while generally helpful in promoting accurate coding, is entirely voluntary.

Does the course require previous coding experience?
No. The course starts with coding fundamentals and does not assume that participants have any particular background or experience. However, because of the fast-paced nature of the course, it is recommended (but not required) that Certified Coder Boot Camp Original Online participants have at least one year of experience working in the healthcare industry in a billing-related, administrative, or clinical position. 

Also, if you do not already have a solid understanding of medical terminology, we strongly recommend that you complete a medical terminology self-study course prior to the start of the Boot Camp. Course materials will include recommendations and resources related to medical terminology training.

How is the course taught?
The course is taught using a combination of lecture, class discussion, and individual and group problem solving. Course participants should also plan on several hours of additional out-of-class work each evening during the course.

Do I need to bring my own coding manuals to class?
You will need the current year of the AMA CPT® 2021 Professional Edition, ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians, and a HCPCS Level II manual for the class. We will be providing you the latest versions of ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians, and HCPCS Level II. You'll also need these books if you plan on taking the CPC exam (see below for more information on how to register for the exam).

Does HCPro ever share contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number, email address, etc.) with other companies?
Historically, we have not shared contact information with anyone outside of our company. However, it is possible that at some point we might share contact information with other companies that offer products and services that we think would be of interest to our customers. If you would like us to keep your contact information confidential, please let us know so that we can flag your information in our customer database as "Do Not Share." 

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?
Cancellation Policy

Please click here to view our cancellation policy.

How do I get more information?
Contact customer service at 800-650-6787 or email customer@simplifycompliance.com.