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2024 Professional Medical Coding Certification Course

Winter Sessions VIRTUAL LIVE!

(January 6, 2024 through April April 6, 2024)

 *Flex schedules and make-up sessions are always available if needed to help with students scheduling needs. Onsite instruction is available for employer groups and will depend on class size, inquire if you prefer on-site training. 

 

This Professional Medical Coding Certification Course has been created by Robin Linker & Associates, Inc. and includes information from the American Academy of Professional Coders 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 venues, Colleges and Universities. This program may also assist students wishing to obtain certification (optional) in coding by further prepping for the national (CPC) Certified Professional Coder credential exam.  It's not just another typical certificate 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 Academy will teach this course. The course curriculum is presented in 20 lessons. The lessons include a brief anatomy and terminology review, CPT, HCPC’s Level II and ICD-10 CM coding / lab scenarios, to ensure knowledge in practical application. Students will receive a certificate of completion for approximately 80 contact hours. 

Instructor: Robin Linker, CHCRA, CHCA, CHCAS, CPC-I, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, CPC-P, CHC is a multi-certified coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and AHIMA, and in compliance through 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 not required. Anatomy and terminology has been incorporated into the course. What you need: Required: Current year editions of CPT, ICD-10-CM and  HCPCS II coding manuals. (These can be purchased at a 20-35% +student discounted rate through Robin Linker and Associates and are the professional and expert editions). Let us 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 midterm. Those without two years experience are exempt from the letter requirement and qualify for the apprentice status upon successful passing. This course is approved and qualifies as one years experience upon completion.


Tuition: The total cost for this certification course is $3000.00, which includes:

  • 20 lessons of classroom instruction (Schedule will be sent to students)
  • Curriculum text book
  • Student membership into the AAPC (1 year –unless student is already a member)
  • Mid-Term Examination
  • Online Practice Exam
  • Final Review Class and Final Examination
  • Hundreds of practice coding questions will be provided to gain hands-on experience and exam preparation!
  • 4 Hour - National “CPC” Certification Exam 

Payment: Payment is expected in full prior to classes starting unless prior arrangements are made.

What else? Plan on 8-10 hours of home study per week. The instructor will make every effort to abide by the schedule. Classes may need to be rescheduled due to unexpected circumstances. The instructor will notify students as soon as possible if classes must be rescheduled. Make-up dates or webinars will be held prior to the exam date. If one of our students is not successful on their certification exam, we always allow reattendance to the course again for free!

*For additional information email: RLAcode@comcast.net

Disclosure Agreement: A mandatory non-disclosure agreement that students attending must agree to abide by:

  1. Pursuant to the protection of proprietary documentation under established copyright laws, Student shall not distribute all or any portion of the AAPC Professional Medical Coding Curriculum documentation materials or materials provided by the instructors.
  2. Duplication or sharing of this information is strictly forbidden and is to remain confidential. Students may not decompile, disassemble, copy, create any derivative work, store in a retrieval system, transmit, or in any other manner copy or reproduce, in whole or part, any AAPC or materials provided by Robin Linker & Associates, Inc. Instructors.
  3. Failure by Student to abide fully with all the terms and conditions contained in the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum Course work Agreement, including this and all contracted addenda attached to the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum Course work Agreement, practice exams and materials provided by the instructors; including but not limited to compliance with all non-disclosure terms, will result in possible civil and criminal penalties if violated.

 

 


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2024 Professional Medical Coding Certification Course - VIRTUAL Live!

Date of the event:
Schedules vary, contact us!
Event Location:
Exam locations/dates vary by state. We will work with students for different dates/ set up.
Meeting Time:
9:00am-12:00pm (Schedules may be tailored if needed)
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