CODING EXAM PREP CLASS – Online or In-Person Options :
As the Physicians’ Ally, Inc., we like to get our physicians answers that they can rely upon and that are black and white (not grey). Since millions of health care providers are supposed to bill using codes, the expertise shouldn’t be in the hands of a few.
That’s why Physicians’ Ally, Inc. doesn’t simply do coding consulting (where we remain the experts), but our focus is on coding education (so everyone can learn how to code correctly).
We back up this commitment by requiring our staff to become Certified Professional Coders. To date, 11 Physicians’ Ally, Inc. employees are certified. Every class we teach contains even more staff members seeking this expertise.
I want there to be a difference between a “CPC” and a “Physicians’ Ally, Inc.-trained CPC.” One passed an open-book, multiple choice exam; the other learned how to code in the real world and can answer any coding question without needing multiple-choice answers for options.
Founder of Physicians’ Ally, Inc.
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
With hospital certification (CPC-H), and
AAPC-approved certification instructor (CPC-I)
About our Class...
In 2010, the founder of Physicians’ Ally, Inc. earned the Certified Professional Coder credential is an instructor (CPC-I). With this licensure, Physicians’ Ally, Inc. could start teaching others to become certified professional coders (CPCs), a credential which is issued by sitting for the exam after attending the course. The CPC credential is recognized nationally and comes from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). AAPC was founded in 1988 to provide education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders and to elevate the standards of medical coding by providing student training, certification, ongoing education, networking, and job opportunities. Currently, AAPC has a membership base of over 120,000 people worldwide, of which more than 90,000 are certified.
CPCs are critical to compliant and profitable medical practices and typically earn 20% more than non-certified coders. Anyone interested in doing medical billing or practice management should strive for the CPC credential since it shows mastery of the codes that represent 100% of the revenue to the physician practice through correct diagnosis (ICD-9), procedure (CPT®), and supply (HCPCS Level II) codes.
Physicians’ Ally, Inc. invested hundreds of hours in improving the base curriculum and making it relevant to a career in the field, not simply focused on passing the exam. Multiple specialty physician clients reviewed the curriculum in detail, and several classes were actually taught multiple times by practicing physicians.
The result is the best medical coding education available.
- Business of Medicine
- Medical Terminology & Anatomy Review
- ICD-9 Coding (3 modules)
- CPT Coding & Surgery Guidelines
- Integumentary System
- Musculoskeletal System
- Respiratory System
- Cardiovascular System
- Digestive System
- Urinary System
- Reproductive Systems
- Endocrine & Nervous System
- Anesthesia, Radiology, Pathology
- ….and MORE!
How to Enroll...
The course can be done online or in-person. The online course consists of professionally-videotaped and edited lectures, covering each of the modules. The handouts, including PowerPoints, post-tests, medical terminology matching quizzes, etc. are available for viewing and download in an online learning system.
A few times each year, Physicians’ Ally, Inc. also teaches in-person classes. In addition, Physicians’ Ally, Inc. hosts and proctors private exams for our own students.
Please contact us for information on enrolling in our online CPC Exam Prep course, or for our schedule of in-person classes and CPC exam dates.