Credentialed Medical Coders (CMC) offers two core courses furnished by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). AAPC is one of the two largest credentialing agents in the world. Acquiring a certification from the AAPC puts you in the best position for fast and certain employment.
The two course are as follows:
CPC - Certified Professional Coder
The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) course prepares you for with professional healthcare providers. This means you are expertly trained by our Instructors to code for a physician, nurse practitioner, surgeon, physician assistant, etc. in any healthcare environment (hospital, clinic, office, etc.).
CPC coders also move into auditor, trainer, and educator roles as their skills develop.
The CPC is an AAPC core course that provides a comprehensive dive into medical coding, from diagnosis and anesthesia services, to organ system specialties, such as dermatology, cardiology, neurology, radiology, and much more! Many CPCs find their niche while studying the course, and are easily able to add a specialty certification to their repertoire, making them twice as marketable in the field.
Although Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC) is a shorter course, it packs as big a punch as the CPC. In fact, it is also a core course focused on diagnosis coding for the purpose of auditing patients' risk scores for CMS. We'll get further into that during your course, but most Risk Adjustment coding work opportunities are performed remotely (from home), which is super convenient!
Along with learning how to code diagnoses, the CRC coder is well versed in performing data validation audits for Medicare, commercial insurance companies (BlueCross, Aetna, United Health Care, etc.), and physicians' offices. Sometimes even light travel is involved. It is pretty exciting work!