Certified Professional Coder
Our next Certified Professional Coder Weeknight Class begins on 5/13 .
Our next Certified Professional Coder Weekend Class begins on 5/18 .
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What Our Certified Professional Coder Certification Provides
- Instruction in all code sets, including CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level-II
- FREE CPC certification exam
- Apprentice status
- Anatomy, Physiology, and Terminology training
- Guidelines and regulations including evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology, and medicine
- 192 classroom hours, plus certification exam (included in tuition price) on our premises
Evening Schedule (16 Weeks)
|Monday thru Thursday||6:30 pm – 9:30 pm|
Weekend Schedule (16 Weeks)
|Saturday & Sunday||9:00 am – 4:00 pm|
Certified Professional Coder
Total Cost: $3,000
- Down payment $250 (due at time of registration, $100 for registration fee & $150 for books) Tuition Balance: $2,750(15 weekly payments of $180, + final payment of $50 in week 16)Payments can also be made bi-weekly.
What Is a Medical Coder?
In the field of healthcare, a medical coder is a professional who represents patients’ medical diagnoses to insurance companies in the form of industry-standard billing codes. Because there are so many possible diagnoses with unique details, a strong basis of medical and anatomical knowledge is required, in addition to familiarity with the appropriate codebook (e.g., ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS Level II). Making sure that the diagnosis is represented correctly is important to both the patient and the medical practice, as it ensures that coverage will be considered for the right conditions and treatments. For this reason, practices often choose to employ medical coders who hold a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification. CPC certification shows that a medical coder has the best possible education and skills to get the job done right.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Below are answers to some of the most common questions we get at ABC Training Center in regards to our CPC training course and the AAPC exam:
Will I receive a certificate prior to taking the AAPC exam?
You will receive a certificate of completion if you complete and pass the AAPC CPC Training Course at ABC Training. You may receive your completion certificate before taking the CPC Exam. Please do not confuse the certificate of completion with the actual CPC certification.
Is the AAPC exam included in my tuition? How many re-takes are included?
Yes, the exam is included in your tuition. The tuition includes two attempts.
Would I be able to work with just my CPC certification?
Yes. Medical coding certifications from AAPC are the gold standard in the healthcare industry. Certifications are nationally recognized by employers, physician societies, and government organizations. AAPC medical coding certifications are a must for anyone interested in pursuing a career in medical coding and billing.
How many questions is the AAPC exam/will it be multiple choice?
The exam contains 150 multiple choice questions
What are the prerequisites for the CPC training? Is our B&C course a pre-req? How do the 2 programs differ?
Our Billing and Coding course is not a pre-requisite for the AAPC Coding Course. The AAPC Coding Course does not have any pre-requisites however, a background in medical terminology and anatomy is preferred. Although medical coding and billing is often regarded as a single job, they are two distinct activities. The main task of a medical coder is to review clinical documents and assign standard codes using CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II classification systems. Medical billers perform a different task. Billers process and follow up on claims sent to health insurance companies for reimbursement of services rendered by a healthcare provider. The two programs differ by curriculum. Designed specifically by medical coding professionals and instructors, AAPC’s curriculum will prepare each student for academic and real-world success on the path to CPC certification. Real physician-office medical records are dissected, helping students interpret the documentation, appropriately select codes, and become more accurate and efficient coders.
Where would I be able to work with my CPC certification?
Medical coders work in various settings including but not limited to; hospitals, doctor’s offices, insurance companies, healthcare consulting agencies, law firms and educational institutions.
Why is AAPC a good certification to have?
By certifying as a medical coder, you are beginning your journey towards an in-demand career within the healthcare industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical coding is one of the fastest growing professions in the nation. Additionally, certified medical coders typically earn 20 percent more than non-certified coders.
What is the salary of Certified Medical Coder?
As of May 2017, the median annual wage for medical coders was $39,180 per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not only is this above average for all occupations, but salaries for coders can be much higher, depending on your where you live, qualifications, type of employer, and experience. Certified coders who responded to AAPC’s annual salary survey in New York earned an average of over $57,013 in 2018.
What comes with my AAPC membership?
Membership offers significant discounts on all forms of continuing education, helping you maintain professional accreditation’s and keep you up-to-date with the latest in the business of healthcare, including compliance rules, government regulations, and healthcare trends. The AAPC website also regularly lists available job openings. For any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact ABC Training Center!
By: Annette S
Review on: Yelp
Posted on: 02/12/2019
“I found this school in my search for a coding class where I could have actual contact with the teacher to be able to ask all the questions I knew I was going to have. I just got my CPC results today I passed with flying colors and I owe it all to my teacher Monique Johnson. Her way of teaching and making sure everyone in class understood how the right answer was correct and why speaks volumes, she has a true passion for teaching and you can tell right away. I also want to thank Sherell Hamilton who took time out of her schedule to help our class study and made sure we grasped the coding concept. This course is by no means easy it takes real dedication and time from your part, without it you won’t pass.”
Great Opportunities and a Positive Job Outlook
Many people love the idea of helping others by working in healthcare but don’t have an interest in working directly with patients like doctors and nurses do. Whether you’re squeamish or just prefer to work behind a desk, medical billing and coding could be the perfect career for you. If you live in NYC or the surrounding area, ABC Training Center’s medical billing and coding training in the Bronx can help you get the education and certification you need to make good money (and save on tuition costs)! Become a certified medical coder by earning your Certified Professional Coder certification (CPC), the most recognized medical coding certification in the healthcare industry. The CPC certificate is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings, and our medical billing and coding training program in the Bronx can help you find great career opportunities working in healthcare. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical coders will increase by 22 percent through the year 2022. Prepare yourself to meet the industry demand by becoming a certified professional coder. This is your first step to a career in healthcare. Increase your chances of being hired in a competitive job market with the AAPC certification!
By: Rosalyn P.
Review on: Yelp
Posted on: 06/28/2018
“I just finished my certified professional coding course and passed and also passed the AAPC exam for the national coding certificate and am so pleased with this school. My teacher Sherell Hamilton was an awesome teacher who was very thorough and taught us everything we needed to know on how to pass this exam. The course is a tough course and some people drop out before finishing. If you study hard and follow all the directions and practice you will pass! I def recommend this school to anyone!!!”
AAPC is the nation’s largest training and credentialing organization for medical coding, billing, auditing, and compliance. With more than two decades of experience in training and credentialing more than 120,000 professionals, we are confident no one understands coding and the business side of healthcare better. We recognize the critical importance of this partnership and believe AAPC is the right partner to assist students for continued success. ABC Training Center is located in NYC and is fully licensed by the New York State Department of Education. As one of the top Certified Professional Coder schools in NYC, we’re here to help you find the career of your dreams.
By: Mary R.
Review on: Yelp
Posted on: 04/25/2018
“Found this school as an AAPC accredited center to prep for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. School offers flexible payment options, class schedules & class materials. The class instructor, Sherell Hamilton (CPC, CRC, CPC-I), was very accessible, knowledgeable & understanding. Ms. Hamilton was approachable & encouraged students to know that they can depend not only on her, but also on the entire class for support. I enjoyed the class & appreciate her guidance in helping me pass the CPC certification exam. Highly recommend anyone interested in the certification to join her class.”