Live Virtual Certified Coder Boot Camp®—Original

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* Next registration cut-off date: 5/8/2023

Required Material: AMA CPT® Professional Edition
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To register multiple attendees, please call our sales team at 615-724-7200.

This live virtual boot camp is perfect for those looking to expand their coding knowledge with instructor-led education that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home. Classes are led by our expert instructors, typically take place over the course of a week or two, and allow instructor/student interaction and engagement.

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Course Overview

The Certified Coder Boot Camp Original 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.

You will learn how to:

  • Understand and apply coding principles and guidelines appropriately
  • Navigate the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II coding manuals
  • 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.

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 and leaves with a printed answer key for all exercises.
  • 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: 

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.

Class is held for 2 weeks Monday – Friday from May 15 – May 26. Registration cut-off date: 5/8/2023

For more detailed information about HCPro's Boot Camps, contact us at 615-724-7200 or email

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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 Agenda/Outline subject to change.

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May — Class Schedule (Eastern time)

May 15 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 16 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 17 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 18 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 19 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 22 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 23 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 24 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 25 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 26 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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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).

What computer set-up do I need to attend this class?
This will be hosted on the GoToMeeting platform. Attendees should have access to a computer that has a microphone and speakers to participate, there is also an option to dial-in over a phone line if you need to connect on your phone. You can read the full system requirements for GoToMeeting by visiting You can also test your system by visiting

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 as an on-site course (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 exam part of the course registration fee?
No, the cost of the exam is not included in the $1,699 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 and student membership fee 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. (Please visit the AAPC site for details.)

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.

Does completion of the course lead to any formal certification?
The 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 directly to the AAPC. Students can find a list of exam sites 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 must be used during the examination. 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.

Can I take the certification exam through one of the local AAPC chapters?
Information on alternative exam sites 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.

How intense is the course compared to a more traditional full-semester course?
It is an understatement to say that the Certified Coder Boot Camp is intense. We cover a full semester of material in one week. Over the course of the week, students work approximately 500 coding problems/exercises (including nightly homework). Other than breaks, course participants are in class from 8:00 a.m. to at least 5:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday (class often runs later than 5:30 p.m.) and 8:00–3:00 p.m. on Friday. Course participants should plan on devoting their full time and attention to the Boot Camp program during the week of their course. Course participants should also plan on taking the entire Boot Camp week off from work.

Course participants who live more than 45 minutes away from the course site should reserve a hotel room for the week. Due to the amount of classroom and homework time required, our students have found it very difficult to commute more than 45 minutes each way and still do well in the course.

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 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. A good self-study program is Medical Terminology for Health Professions, 8th Edition by Ann Ehrlich and Carol L. Schroeder. It offers a comprehensive guide for the beginner. The book is available on Amazon and may also be available from one of your local bookstores; its ISBN number is 9781111543273. Our students who do not have a strong background in medical terminology typically find this book extremely helpful.

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® 2022 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 our sales team at 615-724-7200 or email

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Things to Know Before Attending Class

What is Included with Your Purchase

When you purchase a seat for our live virtual boot camps you get online access for one participant to the live sessions, a hard copy of our printed workbook materials, a current ICD-10- CM Expert for Physicians, a current HCPCS II Expert, and access to the recordings of the sessions. HCPro reserves the right to revoke your access if we find that you are sharing your login or any of the class information. 

Course Materials

You will receive a hard copy of the class materials. In addition, you will also receive two out of the three required materials:

  1. Current ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians
  2. Current HCPCS II Expert

These will be shipped to you via UPS. If ordering on our website, please be sure to enter the physical address of where these materials should be shipped to. If you order over the phone or if you are unsure of what address we have on file, please ask the person you are speaking with to verify your address information and update accordingly or call our customer service department. Materials should arrive approximately two business days prior to the start of class.

3. Required: Each course participant must have their own AMA CPT 2021 Professional Edition© for class. If you need to order, this manual from HCPro please use the following link.

Current AMA’s CPT Manual Professional Edition: The “Standard” version of the CPT manual, CPT Expert, and CPT Plus! are not acceptable for the Boot Camp course. Neither CPT Expert nor CPT Plus! are accepted for the CPC exam.

Virtual Boot Camp Platform

We use GoToMeeting to present our virtual boot camps. To ensure your system supports GoToMeeting, use this link We will send out access information for the class 4 business days prior to the class start and again 1 business day prior.

Session Recordings

You will have access to the recordings of each class session via a password protected page on our website. You will be given the page location two business days following the first session. Recordings will be added to the page within one business day following the live session. You will have access to this page for 60 days after the final live session.

Continuing Education Credits

To receive continuing education credits, you will be required to successfully complete a 40-question quiz that is based off of the content covered throughout the course. Successful completion is achieved by getting at least 80% of the multiple-choice questions correct.

Copyright Protection of Course Materials

The materials used in connection with this course were custom designed by our company specifically for use in connection with this course. We have invested a tremendous amount of time, money and effort in developing, refining and maintaining these materials and they are protected by copyright laws. Course materials may not be duplicated. You may use the materials (i) in direct connection with the course or (ii) as a personal reference in your day-to-day work.

What to Bring to Class

We suggest that you have the following available during the class:

  • Highlighter
  • Notepaper
  • Sticky Notes/flags
  • Pen/Pencil
  • ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians
  • HCPCS II Expert
  • AMA CPT 2021 Professional Edition
  • Hardcopy of class materials
  • The following items are optional, but may be nice to have with you:
    • A medical dictionary
    • An anatomy book
    • The AMA’s Principles of CPT Coding

      Preparing for Class

      If you are interested in doing some background reading before class, we recommend the American Medical Association’s Principles of CPT Coding, Ninth Edition (Item # OP501016). In our opinion, this book is the best textbook available on CPT coding which can be used as a resource beyond just for the boot camp. Another resource published by the AMA Press is the Introduction to CPT® Coding (Item # OP330011). This is a great book for someone fairly new to coding or for someone needing a refresher on the basics of CPT coding. The AMA website is

      Medical Terminology

      If you do not already have a solid understanding of medical terminology, it is also strongly recommended that you complete a medical terminology self-study course prior to the start of your Boot Camp. We can suggest a couple of options depending on your needs.


      Medical Terminology for Health Professions, 8th Edition by Ann Ehrlich and Carol L. Schroeder offers a comprehensive guide for the beginner. The ISBN number is 1305634357. The book is available on and may also be available from one of your local bookstores. Our course participants who do not have a strong background in medical terminology typically find this book extremely helpful. 


      Preparing for the CPC® Exam

      During class, the instructor will go over various tips and techniques for taking the CPC® exam. The instructor will also discuss additional things you can do between the end of class and the exam date to help you prepare for the exam.

      The AAPC publishes a CPC® Examination Study Guide. If you are interested in the AAPC study guide, you may order a copy directly from the AAPC by calling 800-626-2633 or visiting .

      AAPC Membership

      The AAPC requires all Certified Coder Boot Camp® course participants who desire to take the certification exam to join the AAPC as a student member. You should “order” your student membership from the AAPC at the same time as you register for the exam. The student membership is listed in Section 5 of the AAPC National Examination and Order Form. 


      If you desire to sit for the AAPC’s CPC® exam, you must register at least FOUR WEEKS prior to the exam date. If you miss the deadline for a particular exam date; AAPC may require you to select a future date. If you any questions about the exam registration process, please call Customer Service immediately 800=780-0584.

      To download a complete AAPC exam registration package, click here to go to Scroll to the bottom of the page to find links to the complete exam application. You can find the dates and locations of exams in the search boxes on this page also.

      You will notice that there is a two-year experience requirement in order to be eligible for the CPC® certification. If you do not have at least two years’ experience, you can still take the CPC® exam, however, you should apply for the exam as a CPC-Apprentice. If you pass the exam, the AAPC will award you the CPC-A® (CPC-Apprentice). Once you have the required experience, you may apply to the AAPC to have them convert your CPC-A® credential to CPC® (you will not have to retake the exam).

      Taking the Certification Exam with a Local AAPC Chapter

      The AAPC has a very strong local chapter network. Most local chapters hold certification exam administrations on a regular basis. You should be able to find a local chapter exam administration in your area (or at least within driving distance). 

      To locate a local chapter exam administration in your area, search by state at: or call the AAPC at 800-626-2633 (ask for the exam department).

      Hospital vs. Professional Services settings and certification

      Even if you work in a hospital setting (many of our course participants come from a hospital setting), we still strongly recommend that you register for the CPC® exam, not the COC® exam. Both exams focus heavily on the CPT coding system. However, we consider the CPC® exam to be a more appropriate entrylevel exam, even though it has a professional services orientation. This course focuses heavily on the CPT coding system as designed by the AMA, which means the course also has a professional services orientation. However, because outpatient hospital services are reported using the same coding systems (i.e., ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level II) that are used for reporting professional services, much of the course is directly applicable to reporting outpatient hospital services.

      We estimate that about 80% of the material tested on COC® exam is covered by this course. However, there are some COC® topics (mostly billing-related topics) that are not covered by this course. These include topics such as the use of revenue codes and certain hospital-specific Medicare billing requirements. It would be virtually impossible to cover this additional material in one week and still fully cover the entire CPT coding system. For now, we recommend that you focus on CPT, HCPCS Level II and ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding and learn the other hospital-specific billing material later. If at some point you decide to also pursue COC® certification, you can take the COC® exam whenever your local AAPC chapter offers an exam administration (the CPC® and COC® exams may be administered together). The AAPC sells a COC® Examination Study Guide that may be helpful for CPCs who want to also become COC® certified. 

      If you are interested in hospital outpatient/inpatient billing and reimbursement (as opposed to coding), HCPro also offers a five-day course called the Medicare Boot Camp® – Hospital Version. Information on that course is available at

      Contact Information

      For more information about our Boot Camps, contact us at 615-724-7200 or email

      We Look Forward to Having You In Class!

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      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

      Continuing Education

      This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 37.5 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content or the program sponsor.

      This program has been approved for 37.75  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 Integrity Specialists (ACDIS).

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

      This educational activity for 37.75 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro. 

      This program has been approved for 37.75 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.