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The “Gold Standard” among Medical Coders is gaining Certified Professional Coder (CPC) status via AAPC (originally known as American Association of Professional Coders). Today over 150,000 members worldwide support AAPC standards.
Pass the CPC exam at Living Arts AACP test center and be awarded full CPC status!
Living Arts AAPC authorized content with Medix Learn removes the CPC-Apprentice status usually lasting 2 years
Start Dates - OCTOBER 3RD Day and Evening
Official AAPC curriculum AAPC states that students successfully completing the AAPC CPC curriculum are 50% more successful in passing the CPC certification exam. Living Arts uses this valuable resource with oversight by AAPC certified instructors.
Official AAPC Practicode practicum
This add-on to the 5-Star program replaces the usual externship. Real-world like, hands-on charts and cases are used. The emphasis here is on accurate, demanding chart and case coding. This contributes to reducing the “Apprentice” ID upon successful exam completion.
Living Arts exclusive learning management quality
The program is delivered on campus utilizing a learning control and management system that includes a New Media format. Instructor lead instruction is supported by visual and graphic and audio content.
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I feel the program has really been preparing me for my exam. I like how the AAPC curriculum works along with my books. I am excited to take the CPC exam and hope the real world of billing and coding is just like my class experience.
- Angela Smith
I came to Living Arts for the classroom because I wanted the classroom experience. I knew an online setting wasn’t for me. The classes and instructors are excellent.
- Whitney Carter
The program was really good. The teachers were great. They were always available to help me understand the process of coding. I have already recommended the school and the MBC program to my friends.
- Shelly Hendrix
Medical Billing & Coding Blog
Straight Talk About Working at Home for the Graduate
The medical practice clinic or insurance company employing the Medical Coder is entrusting financial and patient confidentiality to the Coder. As a result, the relationship between employer and Coder is built around trust and performance. The graduate should not expect to be working from home early in his or her career. The career planner should understand there may be institutions that not only suggest work at home opportunities, but also state that coding know-how can be accomplished in weeks.
A more realistic approach we believe here at Living Arts is that exam preparation requires 4-8 months of study and practice plus added time for related healthcare foundation training. Courses that offer far less preparation times should be evaluated with caution. After all your goal should be to prepare for the exam and not just the program. We believe our unique combination of practical education plus offering official AAPC curriculum and practicum resources contribute to the quality of our programs. Understand that Living Arts sponsors your first on-campus exam, but does not warrant or guarantee that you will successfully complete the AAPC CPC exam.
ICD-10 and Today’s Medical Billing and Coding Professional
Diagnosis and procedure codes are at the heart of the knowledge bank of today’s Medical Coder. ICD-10-CM is the diagnostic classification system for recording medical diagnostic activity in the United States. It provides the code titles and language that complement clinical practice. The ICD-10-CM system consists of more than 68,000 diagnosis codes. CPT-Current Procedural Terminology is the avenue to reimbursement for professional healthcare providers.
Accurate code assignment is the coder’s responsibility.The coder must have in depth knowledge of ICD-10-CM plus CPT. This comes through rigorous training. Unique to coding career development at Living Arts is coding practice. Living Arts has developed a review and practice environment as part of the MEDIX LEARN system here. The combination of practicum and academic experience is key to preparing for the AAPC exam.
JOIN THE Program Dedicated to PREPARING FOR THE AAPCCPC EXAM ... next start IS July 5th, 2016
Living Arts is dedicated to delivering a worthy pathway to the preparation of candidates for certification. The student is expected to participate with an equal dedication to study and growth as a Medical Billing & Coding professional. To meet this mutual goal, the 5-Star program includes experiences that include:
• Business of Medicine
• Medical Terminology
• Medical Law, Liability, & Ethics
• Electronic Health Records
• Medical Billing & Claims Process
• AAPC CPC curriculum with ICD-10
• AACP CPC exam preparation
• 90 hour AAPC Practicum
• CPC scheduled exam at Living Arts
• $50 credit first year AACP membership
• AAPC text plus ICD-10 coding manuals
• AACP certified instructors
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