​Outpatient Medical Coding and Billing

This training program prepares students for a careers in outpatient medical coding and billing and is designed to help them gain the knowledge and skills required for national outpatient certification exams through AAPC. Students focus on medical terminology, coding standards, and outpatient specific code sets. Students will spend a large portion of the course gaining hands-on experience by coding real reports using the ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS coding books, and which helps them easily transition to the workplace after graduation. The program’s online format provides students 24/7 access, is self-paced and is designed to be completed in one year or less. Students receive personalized support from a staff of experienced medical coders, as well as career guidance, a referral letter, resume review, interview coaching, preparation for the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam through AAPC, and identification of potential employment. Program fee includes 1 year online access, all the necessary medical coding books, personalized student support, and career guidance. 

This is a not-for-credit course.
As such, you will not earn units and the class will not be reflected on your banner schedule or on transcripts. As a not-for-credit course, Financial Aid cannot be used to pay for or offset the costs of this course.

Coding certification exam required for most jobs– approximately $200 - $400
AAPC – outpatient
http://www.aapc.com/certification

Cost : $2,295.00, includes:

  • Dorland's Medical Dictionary, Merck Manual, and Saunder's Drug, ICD-10-CM, Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), and CPT
  • Companion Textbooks
  • Shipping and handling
Registration for Class : Contact Stacy Hood at Career Step at 1-800-246-7837 ext. 8412 or at stacy.hood@careerstep.com.
 
Payment Plan Options: (Offered through Career Step only)
3 monthly installments - 0% interest
12 monthly installments - 8% interest
 
Questions? For questions regarding the content of the course, contact Debbie Castro at debbiec@cos.edu or call 559-687-3201 OR 559-737-4884
 
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Last Updated: 9/4/2013 1:05 PM