2018-2019 Catalog

HIMS 2910 CPC Exam Preparation

8.0 - 0.0 - 8.0


(1) HIMS 2430 - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

This review course is for coders who are interested in taking the American Academy of Professional Coders Certification (AAPC) examination. This course provides an in-depth look at the medical coding process by applying coding guidelines for hospital, outpatient, and physician practice services. Guidelines include ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding methodologies. Upon completion of this course, a date is set for the student to take the five-hour and forty minute certified professional coder examination. NOTE: To maintain accreditation as a CPC, the AAPC requires completion of 36 continuing education units (CEUs) every two years. The CPC exam may be re-taken yearly in lieu of submission of CEU credits for that year. A passing score must be obtained to fulfill the CEU requirement. All exams must be taken prior to the renewal date.