Course OverviewThe Medical Coding and Billing for Outpatient Services (MCOS) prepares students for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) national certification exam with AAPC. Medical coding and billing professionals translate medical records into standardized codes used to bill patients and third-party payers such as insurance companies and Medicare. The comprehensive Professional Medical Coding and Billing program will teach you to use all of these codes— CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10 including an optional PCS procedural code set.
You'll play a vital role in the healthcare ecosystem, helping to ensure that third-party payers are billed correctly so healthcare providers can get reimbursed. You’ll review and manage patients’ electronic medical records and assign codes to diagnoses and procedures that have been performed. And you’ll be the liaison between healthcare facilities and billing offices. Professional medical coders and billers work for healthcare facilities, physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, large coding outsourcing companies, and other healthcare facilities. This career field has a strong job outlook due to increased demands on the health care sector. Start your self-paced course today in a demanding career field! Course is 618 hours. This is an online self-paced course with 1-year access.
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Who Should Attend
- Anyone interested in an exciting and in-demand career in medical coding and billing
- Anyone wanting to sit for the CPC and COC certification exams with AAPC
In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors during training and access to personalized graduate support, students receive e-books, access to online references, and a voucher for one of the national certification exams. To pass course, student has to obtain an 85% on the final. Provided several re-tries to pass final.
In a recent CareerStep survey, 90% of respondents who had taken a certification exam after graduation from CareerStep's training program reported passing the exam and earning their credential.
Most common certification exams taken:
- Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam by American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
- AAPC Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) exam with AAPC
This course is offered in partnership with CareerStep
UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Professional Development Program