Knowledge Expansion

Medical Coding & Certified Professional Coder Preparation Course - Aug. 20-Dec. 14, 2018

Online Course

Overview

This 14-week course will give participants the materials that they need to prepare for and pass the AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification program and final exam at an unrivaled value. This MGMA course goes beyond the books and offers a multi-faceted and interactive
approach to preparation.

Taught by an AAPC-certified instructor, you will have access to official materials and the best resources available to give you an accelerated beginning to in-depth CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS knowledge for a full year.  

Whether you desire to begin a career in the coding world or to gain the education to increase your current working knowledge of the world of coding this course delivers the best tools to supplement your learning experience the MGMA way. 

Learning Objectives:
•    Apply ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS codes utilizing correct coding guidelines
•    Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of current coding guidelines
•    Prepare for the CPC certification exam by working through all course materials and participating in online coursework
 
Pricing*:
•    Member: $1,595 (introductory price includes the AAPC CPC Study Guide and a one-year AAPC membership)
•    Nonmember: $1,895 (introductory price includes the AAPC CPC Study Guide, a one-year MGMA membership and a one-year AAPC membership)
 
*Please see Details tab for more information regarding what is included with both pricing/membership options.

Please note: If you have a group of 5 or more interested in this course, we offer group pricing. Contact us at clientservices@mgma.com for more information.
 

ACMPE: 12

CEU: 12

Continuing Education Information
  • Delivery method: group-live | group-internet-based | self-paced study
  • Learning Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of medical coding and billing with some anatomy and medical terminology experience.
  • Learning Format: Traditional
  • Advance preparation: None
  • Duration: 14 weeks
 
Claiming Credit
If you wish to claim ACMPE or continuing education unit (CEU) credit for this eLearning course, participants must successfully complete all eLearning modules and the cumulative exam.

Official Continuing Education Statements and Availability


American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)

Credit continues to be a free member benefit for Certified Medical Practice Executives (CMPEs) and Fellows in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPEs) and can be claimed on these members' ACMPE transcripts.

ACMPE credit is available to MGMA members who are enrolled in the Association’s credentialing program. Learn more about ACMPE credit.

One ACMPE credit is earned for every 60 minutes of educational contact, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.

Continuing Education Units (CEU)
Generic CEU certificates of attendance are available to registered eLearning participants who complete the course as described above.

One generic CEU credit is awarded for every 60 minutes of educational contact, rounded down to the nearest 0.25.
 
This course has the following weekly requirements: 
Weekly time commitment is approximately three to five hours a week of online education and study time, quizzes at the end of each chapter, facilitated proctored quizzes intermittently and a weekly webinar discussion every Wednesday at 6:00 pm EST (UTC-4; 5:00 pm CST, 4:00 am MST, 3:00 am PST). Convert to your time zone.

The format? Engaging, up-to-date content focused on healthcare designed to maximize learning:
  • Multimedia, videos and animation, Adobe Connect webinar discussion sessions
  • Interactive quizzes and real-life problem-solving scenarios
  • Identification of learning gaps and additional resources to close those gaps

To provide you with maximum scheduling flexibility, this course is divided into several short segments, allowing you to complete the weekly modules at your convenience. Each weekly class is approximately one hour.
 
Beverly Gibson

Beverly Gibson, MBA, M.Ed., CMPE, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMA

Senior Industry Advisor , MGMA

Beverly Gibson, MBA, M.Ed., CMPE, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMA is the senior industry advisor to Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) for billing, coding, auditing, and revenue cycle management.  

She has more than 25 years of experience in medical practice administration and financial management. Before joining MGMA, Gibson was a senior consultant for a national consulting firm.

As a certified coding instructor through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Gibson prepares students for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification examination and a career in medical coding.

She specializes in leveling Evaluation and Management (E&M) services and provides chart audits and independent reviews for medical providers as outlined by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

Gibson goes crazy for finding and closing gaps in the revenue cycle.  “It’s probably some little known and as yet un-coded form of OCD,” she quips.

Her credentials include certified coder and instructor, auditor of evaluation and management services and other professional fee services, as well as medical practice executive.  
 

Course Requirements
To receive a certificate of completion of this course, you must:
  • Complete coursework with chapter exams
  • Participate in weekly virtual-room discussion calls
  • Complete all homework assignments
  • Complete a midterm exam
To pass this online course you must take the final exam and pass with a minimum score of 70%. Further steps to become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) can be found at www.aapc.com/certification/cpc.
 

Required Course Materials
  • AAPC CPC Study Guide
  • AMA’s CPT Professional, Current Year*
  • ICD-10-CM, Current Year*
  • HCPCS Level II, Current Year*
    • *Participants must purchase separately.
 
CPC Course For MGMA Members Includes
  • Comprehensive Coding Course (which includes modules on ICD-10 coding)
  • AAPC CPC Study Guide
  • Online Practice Exams
  • CPC Exam Review
  • One-year AAPC membership ($150.00 value)
  • PLUS, weekly Q&A/support sessions facilitated by a Certified Professional Coding Instructor with 25 years of coding experience
 CPC Course for Non-Members Includes
  • Comprehensive Coding Course (which includes modules on ICD-10 coding)
  • AAPC CPC Study Guide
  • Online Practice Exams
  • CPC Exam Review
  • One year AAPC membership ($150.00 value)
  • Weekly Q&A/support sessions facilitated by a Certified Professional Coding Instructor with 40 years of coding experience
  • PLUS, one-year MGMA membership ($399.00 value)
Technical Requirements
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MGMA must receive all eLearning courses cancellation requests no later than 48 hours prior to the start of each program to be eligible for a full refund minus a $397 setup cost. CPC books are not eligible for a refund or return. Fees cannot be refunded once a program has been started or completed.

Contact MGMA
Contact the MGMA Service Center for cancellations or refunds:

•    Toll-free: 877.275.6462, ext. 1888
•    Email: service@mgma.com
 
If for any reason MGMA must cancel this program or turn you away due to limited enrollment, your registration fee will be refunded in full.

Complaint Resolution Policy
Please contact the MGMA Service Center toll-free at 877.ASK.MGMA (275.6462) for issues or concerns with this course.
 

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