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Certified Coder Boot Camp Online®

Course Overview


The bestselling Certified Coder Boot Camp is now available online!

Click here to download the 2014 Coding Boot Camp catalog!

Can't take a week off of work to train? Now take the course online in one month!

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 will fully prepare you for the AAPC's CPC exam.

Certified Coder Boot Camp teaches the fundamentals of CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCS Level II coding you need for all medical and surgical specialties.

This Boot Camp will help you:

  • Understand and apply coding principles appropriately
  • Navigate coding manuals
  • Prevent denials and missed revenue
  • Maintain compliance with the latest codes and rules
  • Master the skills that will make your job easier


Why do you still need ICD-9 training when ICD-10-CM is right around the corner?

Attend our Certified Coder Boot Camp to get everything you need to pass your CPC exam, but when you're ready for ICD-10-CM training, attend the Certified Coder Boot Camp-ICD-10-CM Version Only and get a special discount!

Purchase both the Certified Coder Boot Camp and the Certified Coder Boot Camp—ICD-10-CM Version Only at once and save $300!

Get certified and take your career to the next level
This online course provides the preparation you need for the AAPC's CPC exam.

Gain the skills to make your job easier
Get a solid foundation in coding principles and proper coding manual use, and gain the skills you need to tackle any coding challenge.

Certified Coder Boot Camp online-How does it work?
You'll receive the same content and instruction that you would experience at our classroom-based, nationally recognized Boot Camps. New online courses start at the beginning of each calendar month and are four weeks in length. Click "FAQ" to see how it works.

Rather attend in person?
The Certified Coder Boot Camp is also available as a live one-week class in cities across the country.

For more detailed information about the Certified Coder Boot Camp, contact us at 800-780-0584 or email bootcamps@hcpro.com.

Need to train a group? Bringing a Boot Camp to your organization to train your entire staff can be done either as a live on-site course or in online form. It is easy, cost-effective, and can be customized to fit the specific needs of your organization. For more information, call 800-780-0584.

Certified Coder Boot Camp Online®

Course Locations & Dates


Below is the current course schedule for upcoming Certified Coder Boot Camps®—ONLINE. We update this schedule on a regular basis.

Registrations are processed in the order received. Class size is limited and classes often sell out. If space is available, it may still be possible to register for a particular class after the regular registration deadline listed below (please call our office to confirm space availability).

To register for a class, click the "Register" button. If you would like to register multiple attendees, click the "Register Multiple Attendees" button.

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email confirmation with additional information about the class. Prior to the start date of the actual class, all registered attendees will receive an email requesting them to visit the online portal for the course and complete their online portal registration form.

Rather attend in person?
The Certified Coder Boot Camp is also available as a live one-week class in cities across the country. To find dates and locations, click on Course "Locations/Dates" in the tab above.

To view our Cancellation Policy, click here.

View Schedule For: Certified Coder Boot Camp Online®
  November 2014 | December 2014
 
 

November 2014

Class Dates Class Dates Registration Deadline

Certified Coder Boot Camp - Online

Price Per Person: $1,599

 

Faculty

Nov-03-2014
thru
Jan-02-2015
24 hours, 7 days/week
 
 
Oct-26-2014

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December 2014

Class Dates Class Dates Registration Deadline

Certified Coder Boot Camp - Online

Price Per Person: $1,599

 

Faculty

Dec-01-2014
thru
Jan-30-2015
24 hours, 7 days/week
 
 
Nov-23-2014
 

Certified Coder Boot Camp Online®

Course Outline


The course outline is as follows:

Module 1: Introduction and Coding Fundamentals

  • Types of coding systems
  • Levels of HCPCS coding
  • Differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10


Module 2: Diagnosis Coding (ICD-9-CM)

  • Common conventions, symbols, and terminology in the ICD-9-CM coding manual
  • Assigning ICD-9-CM codes based on the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • Assigning codes for the supplementary coding classifications (i.e., E codes and V codes)


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 (i.e., -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
    • Closure (simple, intermediate, and complex)
    • Mohs surgery
    • Adjacent tissue transfers
    • Breast procedures


Module 6: Coding Musculoskeletal Procedures

  • Identify 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
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Bronchoscopy


Module 8: Coding Cardiovascular Procedures

  • Assigning CPT codes for:
    • Pacemaker and defibrillation insertion and replacements
    • 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 surgery
    • 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 angioplasty, and stent insertion procedures
    • Injection and infusion services


Module 16: HCPCS II Coding

  • Assigning HCPCS Level II codes and applicable modifiers


Certified Coder Boot Camp Online®

Learning Objectives


After attending this Boot Camp, participants will be able to:

  • Define coding principles
  • Utilize the coding manual correctly
  • Describe valid methods to maintain compliance with the latest codes and rules
  • Identify the coding challenges and effectively  manage resolutions
  • Apply coding guidelines for accurate assignment in ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II
  • Improve coding accuracy to reduce denials and missed revenue
  • Recall material in preparation for the AAPC's CPC exam

Certified Coder Boot Camp Online®

Continuing Education


AAPC

This program has prior approval of the AAPC for 21.5 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program, content, or the program sponsor.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)     

This program has been approved for 24 CE credits for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Compliance Certification Board (CCB)     

This program has been approved for 28.8 Certification Compliance (CCB) Continuing Education Units in Compliance Training and Education and Auditing and Monitoring for Compliance. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by CCB of the program content or the program sponsor. CCB Program Code # HCP-041.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)     

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

This educational activity for 24 nursing contact hours is provided by HCPro, Inc.

California Board of Registered Nursing     

HCPro, Inc., is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 28.8 nursing contact hours. California BRN Provider #CEP 14494.

Disclosure Statement:

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

Certified Coder Boot Camp Online®

Questions/Answers


Certified Coder Boot Camp Online—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:

  • Four Weeks of Video Instruction: You'll view video sessions and complete course work on a weekly basis prior to instructor office hours. The course covers the same material now offered in our live intensive five-day classroom format.
  • Custom-Designed Course Materials You'll receive your Certified Coder Boot Camp materials binder with outlines for each topic and practice exercises.
  • Interactive Learning Course participants work more than 500 coding exercises, including numerous operative reports, and instructors review the answers in subsequent video sessions. Participants also take a 150-question practice CPC exam.
  • 24-hour Access Video instruction is available any time of day. You choose the time that works for you.
  • Live Interaction with Experts and Your Peers Class size is limited to ensure individual attention, and you’ll be able to ask questions and get guidance from our instructors in weekly live “office hour” calls. Students can also interact with their classmates through the live chat room.


Who should attend?

  •     Coders and billers
  •     Medical records/health information managers/staff
  •     Clinical managers and department heads
  •     Finance and reimbursement managers/staff
  •     Physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs
  •     Medical practice managers
  •     Registration managers/staff members
  •     Compliance officers and auditors
  •     Healthcare consultants, CPAs, and lawyers
  •     Health plan and insurance personnel


Does HCPro offer any other versions of the course?

Yes. In addition to the Certified Coder Boot Camp, we offer the Certified Coder Boot Camp-ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS. This Boot Camp is updated to reflect the most current information and offers the valuable CEs you need to maintain your credentials or to prepare to sit for an upcoming proficiency exam. For more information, click on Certified Coder Boot Camp®—ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS.

How long will the online content remain accessible after class ends?

The online portal location for your class sessions and materials will be available for 30 days from the class start date. An additional 30 days of access can be purchased for a fee of $25. Please contact customer service at 800-780-0584 to order your additional 30 days of access or for more information about this option.

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 Boot Camp as an "on-site" course in both live course format 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, call 800-780-0584 or email bootcamps@hcpro.com.

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.

What if I need to cancel or transfer my registration?

To view our Cancellation Policy, click on "Cancellation Policy" at the top of this web page.

Does completion of the course lead to any formal certification?

The AAPC-CPC examination is optional, but highly recommended for Boot Camp participants. We find that students who know that they are going to sit for the CPC examination are more focused during the course. In addition, individuals with the CPC credential are nationally recognized as having particular expertise in medical coding.

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 web site at www.aapc.com/certification/locate-examination.aspx.

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-9-CM, and HCPCS II manuals may be used during the examination. The examination is divided into three sections. Applicants must achieve a passing score in each section in order to pass the examination. The examination is scored by the AAPC. Examinees are typically notified of their exam results within 4-6 weeks of the examination date.

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 the course participants how to use the coding manuals properly. However, as a part of the course, our instructors also review suggested strategies for preparing for and taking the CPC exam. The course participants also work a complete 150-question practice CPC exam as a part of 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 your Boot Camp. Course materials will include recommendations and resources related to medical terminology training.
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Do I need to bring my own coding manuals to class?

You will need a CPT 2014 Professional Edition, a 2014 ICD-9-CM manual, and a 2014 HCPCS Level II manual for the class. 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).

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. Generally, any version of the 2014 ICD-9-CM manual and any version of the 2014 HCPCS Level II manual will be fine for class. Note that some publishers publish "Expert" editions of the ICD-9-CM and HCPCS Level II manuals. While not required for the course, the Expert editions of those two manuals (but not CPT) are acceptable.
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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."
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How do I get more information:

Contact customer service at 800-780-0584 or email bootcamps@hcpro.com.