Med Pro Online Medical Coding
Med Pro Online Medical Coding
Certified Medical Coders (CMC) translate clinical data from patient health records and assign appropriate medical codes.
Their work is submitted to insurance companies for payment purposes, data collection, research, billing and quality improvement purposes.
Medical Coders play an important role in the financial success of private medical practices and other health care facilities. The greater the expertise of the Coder in identifying relevant diagnoses for patient encounters, the greater the insurance reimbursement to the employer! That's why employers today demand certified CMCs - because they are knowledgeable and have the skills and training needed to help their practices make more money!
Medical Coder Certification Means Success! Certified Medical Coders are in high demand throughout the healthcare industry. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical support professionals, including Medical Coders, are one of the 10 fastest-growing allied health occupations. And, studies show that Medical Coders are paid accordingly for their skills. The average starting pay for a certified Medical Coder is about $35,000 per year, with veterans in the field making over $50,000!
In-Depth Training: In the Medical Coding Certification course, you'll learn the essentials of Medical Coding, including evaluation and management coding, proper billing procedures for Medicare and private insurance companies, anatomy and medical terminology, claims appeals and more. The course includes resources that are used by Medical Coders on the job, including the Department of Health's International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) and the American Medical Association's (AMA) Current Procedure Terminology (CPT). The CCA course will take the average student a little over 300 hours to work all the way through to completion.
- Foundations of Medical Terminology
- English 101
- Medical Words
- Dynamics of Medical Vocabulary and Word Structure
- Body Dynamics
- Medical Instruments and Equipment
- Medical Specialties and Specialist
- Diagnostic Medicine
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Section I Case Studies
- Defining the codes
- The Professional coder
- International Classification of Diseases
- General Coding Guidelines
- Evolution of the Current Procedural Terminology
- CPT Coding Book Guidelines
- Category II, III and Appendices
- Mastering the Modifiers, Sections and Symbols
- Evaluation and Management Codes (E/M)
- E/M Descriptors
- Coding and the Law
- Hands-On Coding Labs
CertBlaster Exam Simulations Included:
Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exams. CertBlaster Exam Simulations provide a realistic test environment, so you will be fully prepared to take the actual certification exam!
- Over 100 Medical Coding Practice Exam Questions and 5 Case Studies
- Experience the CCA Exam Process BEFORE Taking the REAL Exam
- Questions and Environment Similar to Actual Certification Exam
- Questions Available in Study Mode, Certification Mode, Assessment Mode, Adaptive Mode and Flash Drill Mode
- Practice Exams Contain Exam References for Additional Study
- Detailed Explanations to All Questions With Correct Answers
- Personal Testing Plan Evaluates Your Performance on Each Test
- Track Performance and Determine Exam Readiness With Stored Test History
The CertBlaster for the CCA exam contains 163 multiple choice questions as well as five Case Studies (coding type questions) with 104 exercises for a grand total of 267 practice items. This is a very strong and, in this field, quite unique product.
CCA CERTIFICATION MEANS SUCCESS!
According to a 2003 salary survey conducted by the American Academy of Professional Coders, salaries for Certified Medical Coders far surpass the national average. In fact, the survey found that coders are earning from $3,500 to $18,000 more annually than the national average for other job sectors!
According to the report from AAPC, the national average salary of a Certified Medical Coder is $39,046. The survey also shows that certified Medical Coders make nearly 20% more annually than their non-certified peers! Our CCA CertBlasters will give you the final preparation you need to PASS the CCA exam.
THE SURE WAY TO PASS THE CERTIFICATION EXAMS!
No matter how good the training materials, just studying for the CCA certification exam is not always enough. You still have to pass the difficult and tricky exam. CertBlaster Exam Simulations are the most update-to-date and true assessment tools available on the market. Once you complete our CertBlaster Exam Simulations, you will know exactly what to expect when you walk into the testing center.
CertBlaster Exam Simulators expose you to the same type of questions that you will face on the real CCA certification exam. Our Exam Simulators also provide scores for each test and record your test history and progress in a "Personal Testing Plan." With CertBlaster Exam Simulators, you can evaluate your performance after each simulation is completed. You will be confident in your ability to PASS the CCA exam after studying with our Exam Simulators.
CCA CertBlaster and exam main objectives:
1.0: Health Data, Content Requirements and Standards
2.0: Clinical Classifications and Reimbursement Methods
3.0: Information Technology and Health Care Delivery
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