2017 CPC Intensive Certification Course (3-Days)
April 26-28, 2017
(Certification Exam: April 29, 2017)
DoubleTree by Hilton Denver
3203 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80207
(Old Stapleton Airport Area)
The CPC Coding Certification course has been created because of a growing need for coding information and education in the increasingly technical field of professional coding. It is recognized as highly credible and is taught and accredited throughout the country in various Colleges and Universities. This program prepares the student for the (CPC) Certified Professional Coder credential –not just another certificate program. Certified attendee’s may earn up to 20 CEUs for this program.
Medicare audits and insurance reimbursement policies have contributed to a growing awareness of the importance of accurate coding. With the increasing costs in fraud and abuse prevention and the decline in healthcare reimbursement by both federal and commercial carriers, correct coding knowledge is absolutely essential for practice and hospital survival.
A Certified Professional Coder and Instructor who is licensed with the AAPC will teach this course. The course curriculum is presented in 10 lessons. The lessons include a brief anatomy and terminology review, CPT, HCPC’s Level II and ICD-9 CM coding / scenarios, to ensure knowledge in practical application. Students will receive a certificate of completion for approximately 20 contact hours, and CPC certification (CPC) upon successful passing of the National AAPC Certification Examination.
Instructor: Robin Linker, CHCA, CPC-I, CPC-H, CCS-P, MCS-P, CPC-P, CHC is a triple certified coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and AHIMA and in compliancethrough the Healthcare Compliance Association. She is the Executive Director of Operations and Auditing for the Association of Health Care Auditors and Educators. With over 30 years in healthcare, she provides consulting and education in correct coding and billing practices, practice management and compliance. She is an author, editor and licensed instructor for the AAPC, and conducts a variety of workshops nationally. She is a former Director of Education and Technical Development for the American Academy of Professional Coders and is utilized as an expert case witness in fraud and abuse cases on behalf of attorney’s, physicians and facilities and enjoys education with a touch of humor.
Prerequisites: Previous coding experience and anatomy and terminology is not required.
What to bring: -Required: 2017 CPT, 2017 ICD-10-CM, and 2017 HCPCS II coding manuals. (These can be purchased at a 20-30% +student discounted rate through Robin Linker and Associates and are
the professional and expert editions). Let the instructor know if you need these references. Prior to the Exam: Students with 2 or more years coding experience will need two letters of recommendation prior to exam registration. The letters need to include mention of CPT, ICD-9/ICD-10 and HCPCS coding. Those without two years experience are exempt from the letter requirement and qualify for the apprentice status.
Tuition: The total cost for this certification course is only $1400.00, which includes a BONUS: (You may also retake the course for FREE a 2nd time if you are not successful on your first exam attempt)
Payment: Payment is expected in full prior to classes starting unless prior arrangements have been made. A non-refundable deposit may be sent in as an option with the registration form to secure a place in class. The balance however is due prior to PMCC classes beginning. Group discounts are also available.
Scholarship Fund: Robin Linker &Associates, Inc. has a limited Scholarship Fund to provide assistance to those qualifying individuals enduring hardship. Qualifying applicants may receive on average $100.00 to $300.00 off of the tuition rate. Please submit a letter briefly stating your situation or circumstance for consideration and one of our staff members will contact you. This information will remain confidential and may be mailed or faxed to 303-373-9667. Our programs are also approved with some of the State Workforce agencies. Contact your county Workforce for qualifying assistance.
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