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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Preparation Program

Course Code: HL0305CB20

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Course Schedule

The next offering of this course is scheduled for January 20 - March 20, 2021. View course details and register!

Last Held:
Saturday, March 14, 2020: 9am – 3:00pm (Check-in at 8:45am)
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 9am – 3:00pm
Saturday, March 28, 2020: 9am – 3:00pm
Saturday, April 4, 2020: 9am – 3:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 2020: 9am – 3:00pm
Saturday, April 25, 2020: 9am – 3:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 2020: 9am – 3:00pm
Saturday, May 9, 2020 (Refresher): 9am – 4:00pm

Description

Learn ICD-10, HCPCS II, and CPT to prepare for the CPC® exam, then work your way to becoming a certified medical coder. In just eight Saturdays at Rutgers University, learn how to correctly code provider diagnoses and services to help optimize reimbursements and avoid costly compliance penalties.

Photo of Past CPC Student Grady HardenThrough classroom lectures, reading assignments, group activities, videos, and quizzes, this training program will cover: anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, coding basics, evaluation management (E/M), surgery, genital system, nervous system, urinary system, pathology, medicine, and much more.

Grady Harden, who attended the Rutgers CPC Exam Prep Course in the spring, was thrilled to learn that he did not have to commit thousands of numeric codes to memory. "It's all about understanding HOW to navigate through the resources." Once Grady understood how to apply proper procedures and maneuver through the code books, he felt a lot more confident. "Knowing which book to use is half the battle," he said.

With new knowledge in accurate medical coding and documentation, you will leave Rutgers better prepared to take the CPC® exam. Plus, all required textbooks are included in the course fee!


PREREQUISITES

Attendees should have taken the following courses within the last 5 years and/or have 1-2 years of billing/coding experience:

  1. Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Medical Terminology

In-House CPC Training Available!

Have a large group that needs this training? We can bring this course to you!

For more information, call Sharon Gutterman at 848-932-7701 or send an email to gutterman@njaes.rutgers.edu.

COURSE OUTLINE

Week 1: Introduction to Coding (ICD-10, HCPCS II, and CPT) and Review of Anatomy & Physiology/Medical Terminology

  • Identify the purpose of the CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II code books.
  • Identify the information in the appendices of the CPT code book, HCPCS Level II code book, and ICD-10-CM code book.
  • List the major features of HCPCS Level II codes.

Week 2: Evaluation Management (E/M) Services, Anesthesia, and Modifiers

  • Explain the determination of the levels of E/M services.
  • Review of modifier descriptions, documentation requirements, and anesthesia coding guidelines.
  • Provide practical application of coding for E/M services.

Week 3: Surgery – Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, and Respiratory System

  • Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CPT code criteria for the Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, and the Respiratory System.
  • Provide practical application of coding operative reports for the Integumentary System, Musculoskeletal System, and the Respiratory System.

Week 4: Surgery – Cardiovascular System and Digestive System

  • Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CPT code criteria for the Cardiovascular System and the Digestive System.
  • Provide practical application of coding operative reports for the Cardiovascular System and the Digestive System.

Week 5: Genital System, Nervous System, and Urinary System

  • Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CPT code criteria for the Genital System, Nervous System, and Urinary System.
  • Provide practical application of coding operative reports for the Genital System, Nervous System, and Urinary System.

Week 6: Pathology and Laboratory

  • Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CPT code criteria for Pathology and Laboratory.
  • Provide practical application of coding for Pathology and Laboratory.

Week 7: Medicine

  • Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and CPT code criteria for the Medicine section of CPT.
  • Provide practical application of coding for the Medicine section of CPT.

Week 8: Refresher

  • Review course material in preparation for the CPC exam.

METHODS OF INSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION

The instructional methods used in this course include reading assignments, practice exercises and other assignments, audio/video lectures, and chapter review quizzes.

Successful course completion includes:

  • An attempt of all required assignments; and
  • A passing score of 70% or higher on all module quizzes.

A certification of completion will be awarded upon successful completion. To receive a certificate of completion, students must successfully complete the course within the allotted time-frame.

Course Instructor
Leslie Boles, Medical Coding Course Instructor

Instructor: Leslie V. Boles, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CHC, CPC-I

Leslie Boles currently serves as Director of Compliance Audit with WCP Healthcare. She has more than 9 years of experience in healthcare, coding, auditing, and compliance in the hospital inpatient/outpatient settings, and physician coding education. Leslie has developed and implemented multiple training programs on physician coding and documentation, Medicare and Medicaid policy, and compliance programs for certified coders. She is a subject matter expert in the areas of E/M, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, OBGYN, General Surgery, Cardiology, and Anesthesia coding. She prides herself in presenting very complex coding and documentation regulations in a simplified manner to physicians, clinicians, and coding professionals. She has the credentials of CCS, CPC, CPMA, CHC, and CPC-I from the American Academy of Professional Coders, American Health Information Management Association, and the Health Care Compliance Association. She is member of the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), NJ chapter. She is a coding mentor for the local AAPC and AHIMA chapters and is a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Antoinette Fried was nervous about attending the Rutgers CPC course because she hadn't been in a school setting in 30 years. "If it wasn't for her [Leslie], I don't think I would have gotten through this."

"Leslie calmed my every fear. She is an amazing instructor," Antoinette said. "Leslie doesn't leave you. She emailed and texted between classes. I felt like I was not alone."

Photo of Past CPC Student Antoinette Fried

Laura Soto currently works as a medical biller in NYC and took the Rutgers CPC class to shift her career towards coding. "What really interests me is the auditing, making sure the documentation is there. I like to research and check for fraud," she said.

"Leslie is wonderful! She is the best teacher I have ever had. She does not just dictate out of the book; she puts the information in her own words and gives real life scenarios from her own life experience."

Photo of Past CPC Student Antoinette Fried

Watch a video preview of Leslie Boles discussing the value of becoming a CPC!

Required Textbooks Included

All required textbooks published by AAPC are included!

  • 2020 ICD-10-CM Complete Code Set
  • 2020 AMA CPT® Professional
  • 2020 HCPCS Level II Expert
  • 2020 CPC® Study Guide

Fees

Registration Fee - Includes All Books! TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.

Meals

No meals will be provided at this course.

Location

GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
Directions and Parking Information

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Sharon Gutterman, 848-932-7701