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This online course teaches fundamental medical coding skills for professional services and prepares the student to take the AAPC CPC exam.

You will be given instruction by an AAPC certified instructor. They will explain complex topics and work through coding examples.

Ensure you pass the CPC Exam. This refresher training is designed for students who want a complete review of all CPC exam topics.

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COMPREHENSIVE CPC Course

Lighthouse Coding's CPC medical coding course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in the healthcare industry.

With Lighthouse Coding’s CPC course, you’ll have access to a wealth of job opportunities, as well as the potential for career advancement and higher paying positions. Our comprehensive curriculum, taught by experienced industry professionals, will give you a solid understanding of medical coding and the latest coding guidelines, and certification.

You’ll also be able to demonstrate your commitment to compliance with industry regulations and standards, which is highly valued by employers. And, most importantly, by becoming a medical coder through our course, you’ll be directly contributing to better patient care by ensuring accurate recording of patient diagnoses and treatments.

Lighthouse Coding’s CPC course is a valuable investment in your career. Enroll today and take the first step towards your future in the healthcare industry!

Pricing List

What's included in the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) Course

  • Instructor Led Course
    Instructor Led Course $2759

    The 16-week hybrid course with an instructor over a virtual platform is a perfect combination of both online and in-person learning. This format is ideal for students who prefer a more traditional learning environment but also want the flexibility of learning from home. This format is suitable for people who are looking for a balance of structure and flexibility and have time to commit to a regular class schedule. The 16-week Hybrid CPC Course includes everything you need to become a professional coder.

  • Code Book Bundle
    Code Book Bundle Included

    AAPC’s Pro-Fee Coder Bundle 2023 offers unparalleled accuracy and speed, with industry-best features and tools and at-a-glance indicators to ensure easy coding — and claims that earn prompt and optimal reimbursement.

  • PMCC Text and Work Book
    PMCC Text and Work Book Included

    The Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC) is geared toward learning the proficiency required to correctly code CPT®, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM for medical procedures performed by the Provider.

  • AAPC Membership
    AAPC Membership Included

    AAPC membership is included free with the purchase of the 100% Online Course and the Instructor-Led Hybrid Course.

  • 100% Online CPC Course
    100% Online CPC Course $2159

    The 100% online self-paced course is designed for individuals who value flexibility and the ability to learn at their own pace. This format is ideal for those with busy schedules and who cannot commit to a specific class schedule. It is also suitable for people who prefer learning independently. You will have a full 12 months of access from the date of purchase to complete the course. The 100% Online CPC course includes everything you need to become a professional coder.

  • Code Book Bundle
    Code Book Bundle Included

    AAPC’s Pro-Fee Coder Bundle 2023 offers unparalleled accuracy and speed, with industry-best features and tools and at-a-glance indicators to ensure easy coding — and claims that earn prompt and optimal reimbursement.

  • PMCC Text and Work Book
    PMCC Text and Work Book Included

    The Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC) is geared toward learning the proficiency required to correctly code CPT®, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM for medical procedures performed by the Provider.

  • AAPC Membership
    AAPC Membership Included

    AAPC membership is included free with the purchase of the 100% Online Course and the Instructor-Led Hybrid Course.

Pricing List

Available Options For the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) Course

  • CPC Exam
    CPC Exam $399

    The CPC exam is a test of medical coding proficiency consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions that assess 17 areas of knowledge. Most questions present a coding scenario to test proper application of CPT® procedure codes, HCPCS Level II supply codes, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes

  • CPC Practice Exam
    CPC Practice Exam $70

    Are you really ready? Don’t overestimate, or worse, underestimate the difficulty of your exam. Get familiar with the format, questions, and time constraints before your exam and improve your chances of passing on your first try.

  • Practicode
    Practicode $299

    Practicode is a powerful online tool designed to test medical coding accuracy, efficiency, and proficiency using actual, redacted medical records covering a variety of specialties.

16-Week Hybrid CPC Course Schedule

Week 1
Chapter 01 – The Business of Medicine
Chapter 02 – Anatomy and Terminology
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Week 2
Chapter 03 – Introduction to ICD-10-CM
Chapter 04 – ICD-10-CM Coding Chapters 1-11
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Week 3
Chapter 05 – ICD-10-CM Coding Chapters 12-21
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Week 4
Chapter 06 – Introduction to CPT®, Surgery Guidelines, HCPCS, and Modifiers
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Week 5
Chapter 07 – Integumentary System
Chapter 08 – Musculoskeletal System
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Week 6
Chapter 09 – Respiratory, Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, Diaphragm
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Week 7
Chapter 10 – Cardiovascular System
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Week 8
Midterm Exam
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Week 9
Chapter 11 – Digestive System
Chapter 12 – Urinary System and Male Genital System
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Week 10
Chapter 13 – Reproductive Systems, Female Genital System, and Maternity
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Week 11
Chapter 14 – Endocrine System and Nervous System
Chapter 15 – Eye and Ocular Adnexa, Auditory Systems
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Week 12
Chapter 16 – Anesthesia
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Week 13
Chapter 17 – Radiology
Chapter 18 – Pathology/Laboratory
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Week 14
Chapter 19 – Evaluation and Management
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Week 15
Chapter 20 – Medicine
Chapter 21 – What Lies Ahead
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Week 16
Final Exam
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CPC 2-day Boot Camp

Schedule a two-day boot camp to get a comprehensive review of ICD-10-CM and CPT coding guidelines to prepare you for the CPC exam

Career Advancement

Medical coding is an in-demand field, and CPC certification is recognized as the gold standard in the industry. By earning your CPC, you’ll be qualified for higher-paying and more advanced roles in medical coding.

Updated skills and knowledge

With CPC certification, you’ll be up to date on the latest coding guidelines and regulations. Also, bootcamp will be offering the latest teaching methods and examples to the students.

Exam Preparation

This includes a comprehensive review of the exam content, practice exams, and test-taking strategies. This will give the students an edge in terms of preparation and increase their chances of passing the exam on the first attempt.

Comprehensive training

Bootcamps are designed to be intensive, and they cover a wide range of topics in a short period of time. This makes them an efficient way to learn the material and achieve your certification in the shortest time possible.

Want to schedule a 2- day boot camp? Let us know what days will work for you.

Students must already have their ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding books prior to enrollment.

New Classes Starting Every Month. Online self-paced always open for enrollment

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100% online, Instructor-led hybrid classes, and boot camps are available.

What is Medical Coding

Medical coding is a critical aspect of healthcare reimbursement, as it facilitates the translation of clinical documentation of patient encounters into standardized codes that are used for billing and claims submission. The accurate and complete utilization of these codes, including diagnosis and procedure codes, is essential to ensure proper reimbursement for healthcare providers, as well as to facilitate the tracking of healthcare trends and outcomes.

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) is the widely adopted system for capturing diagnosis codes for billing and reimbursement purposes. The ICD-10-CM (clinical modification) codes are used to classify diagnoses in all healthcare settings, while the ICD-10-PCS (procedure coding system) codes are used for inpatient services in hospitals. These codes are designed to indicate the patient’s condition, the location and severity of an injury or symptom, and whether the visit is related to an initial or subsequent encounter. The World Health Organization (WHO) is responsible for maintaining the ICD coding system, which is used in various modified forms worldwide.

Procedure codes, also known as service codes, are used in conjunction with diagnosis codes to indicate the specific actions taken by healthcare providers during a patient encounter. The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes comprise the procedure coding system. The American Medical Association (AMA) maintains the CPT coding system, which describes the services provided to patients during an encounter for private payers. The AMA publishes annual CPT coding guidelines to assist medical coders in coding specific procedures and services. CPT codes also have modifiers that provide greater specificity to the services rendered, such as indicating whether multiple procedures were performed, the reason for a service, and the location of the procedure on the patient. Using CPT modifiers ensures that providers receive accurate reimbursement for all services.

Medical coding also plays an important role in healthcare data analysis and research. Accurate and complete coding is necessary for tracking healthcare trends and outcomes, such as the prevalence of certain diseases, the effectiveness of treatments, and the utilization of healthcare services. The data generated by medical coding also enables healthcare providers, payers, and policymakers to make informed decisions about healthcare delivery and reimbursement.

However, the process of medical coding is complex and requires a high level of expertise and attention to detail. Medical coders must have a thorough understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and the various code sets used in medical billing and reimbursement. They must also be familiar with the coding guidelines and regulations set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other payers.

In light of this, it is crucial for healthcare providers and organizations to ensure that their medical coding staff are properly trained and adhere to the latest coding guidelines and regulations. This can be achieved through the provision of comprehensive training programs, such as those offered by Lighthouse Coding. These programs, including the 2-day boot camp, online self-paced course, and the 16-week hybrid course, provide individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the coding process and the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam and become a successful medical coder.

Lighthouse Coding offers a 2-day boot camp for individuals seeking a fast-paced and immersive learning experience in medical coding. This virtual course is suitable for those who can dedicate a significant amount of time to learning and are comfortable with a more intensive learning style. It is particularly well-suited for individuals who have previous experience with medical coding, either through prior coursework or self-study.

The online self-paced course is designed for individuals who value flexibility and the ability to learn at their own pace. This format is ideal for those who have busy schedules and are not able to commit to a specific class schedule. It is also suitable for people who prefer learning independently.

The 16-week hybrid course with an instructor over a virtual platform is a perfect combination of both online and in-person learning. This format is ideal for students who prefer a more traditional learning environment but also want the flexibility of learning from home. This format is suitable for people who are looking for a balance of structure and flexibility and have time to commit to a regular class schedule.

What is on the CPC Certification Exam

The CPC exam is a test of medical coding proficiency consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions that assess 17 areas of knowledge. Most questions present a coding scenario to test proper application of CPT® procedure codes, HCPCS Level II supply codes, and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes—all of which medical providers use to submit claims to payers. During the test, you will reference approved coding books — the AMA’s CPT® Professional Edition, as well as your choice of ICD-10-CM and HCPCS Level II code manuals. You must complete the CPC exam within 4 hours and answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass.

why lighthouse

  1. Comprehensive training: Lighthouse Coding offers a variety of training formats, including a 2-day boot camp, online self-paced course, and a 16-week hybrid course with an instructor over a virtual platform, to accommodate different learning styles and schedules.

  2. CPC certification: Lighthouse Coding’s training programs are specifically designed to prepare individuals for the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam, which is a widely recognized and respected certification in the field of medical coding.

  3. Experienced instructors: Lighthouse Coding’s instructors are experienced medical coders and auditors themselves and are able to provide real-world examples and insights to enhance the learning experience.

  4. High success rate: AAPC-approved programs have a high success rate of students passing the CPC exam, with students being 3x more likely to pass the exam using Lighthouse Coding’s PMCC curriculum.

  5. Flexibility: Lighthouse Coding’s virtual format allows students to attend the course from the comfort of their own home, and the self-paced course allows them to learn at their own pace.

  6. Affordable Payment Plan options: Lighthouse Coding offers flexible payment plans through Afirm that allows students to pay for their training over time, making it more accessible for those who may not have the funds upfront.

  7. Ongoing support: Lighthouse Coding provides ongoing support to students, including access to resources and assistance with any questions or concerns.

  8. Up-to-date curriculum: Lighthouse Coding’s curriculum is kept up-to-date with the latest industry standards and guidelines, including the 2023 changes, ensuring that students are learning the most current and relevant information.

  9. Access to study materials: Lighthouse Coding provides students with access to comprehensive study materials, including practice exams and coding resources, which can help them to prepare for the CPC exam and excel in their studies.

  10. AAPC licensed education provider: Lighthouse Coding is a licensed education provider by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), which ensures that the training programs meet the highest standards of quality and are in compliance with the latest industry guidelines. This guarantees that students will receive a comprehensive education and will be well-prepared for the CPC exam and a career in medical coding.AAPC

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