As a medical coder, it is highly recommended that you obtain professional certification in medical coding prior to or soon after joining a medical practice or health system. It is important for any healthcare practice to have accurate and complete medical coding, so that every procedure, surgery, order, durable medical equipment (DME), appointment, et al is optimally documented and billed correctly. Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC) is the official practice course for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. Healthcare Information Services believes that every medical coder should pass the CPC exam in order to ensure your practice has educated, efficient, and precise medical coders who can keep your practice up-to-date on compliance and position for maximized reimbursements.
The Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam is world-renowned as the gold standard for physician-based medical coding. It was created by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a thorough test of a coder’s knowledge and understanding of the entire coding process, from medical terminology to code sets and more. The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions covering 17 subject areas, including orthopedics, radiology, and medicine, among others. You must complete the CPC exam within 5 hours and 40 minutes, and pass with a 70% or higher.
Passing the CPC exam increases your earning potential by more than $20,000 above annual salaries for those without AAPC’s medical coding certification. The demand for certified medical coders continues to grow, with a 22% projected increase in jobs by 2022.
Every insurance provider your practice deals with will have different policies and procedures for documentation and billing. As the level of complexity increases so does the value of coding certification as well as the education and experience level of our certified professional coders. Confident and well-trained employees will code more accurately, and can save your business both time and money. With cleaner claims, you will see fewer claims rejected or denied, ultimately increasing your revenue and speeding up cash-flow.
HIS has an exceptional medical coding team, consisting of more than 65 certified professional coders. The team is led by Lynn Anderanin, who is the HIS Senior Director of Coding Education and Compliance, and a CPC, CPPM, CPC-I, COSC, and an AAPC Approved ICD-10-CM Instructor. As long as you work with HIS, we guarantee that no matter who you work with, you’ll be in good hands.
At HIS, we offer coding education services to healthcare practices, including coursework for the PMCC to prepare those in the medical coding industry for the CPC exam. If your medical coding team is falling behind, needs work, or is new to the field, HIS has the tools and expertise to help get them up to speed. Your team will have a dedicated consultant to answer any questions or concerns they may have about the curriculum.
Most importantly, this coursework will help your practice become more efficient and profitable for long-term success. If you’re interested in getting your medical coding professionals trained utilizing the Professional Medical Coding Curriculum, please contact HIS today. Our team is ready to help make your practice more efficient than ever. We look forward to working with you!