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How Can I Prepare for the Certification Examination?
The real question here is not How, but who can prepare you for the certification examination.
Most classes that are available in tech schools, vocational schools, or in two-year colleges are often "introduction to coding" classes. These classes are meant for those who are pursuing degrees in other fields (like nursing). Ensure the class you enroll in properly prepares you for certification.
Online classes may be legitimate but many are not. Due to the hands on nature of coding many also find learning online is also more difficult. These courses should be carefully investigated prior to enrolment.
Questions to Ask Potential Educators:
Is the instructor a CPC-I, CPC, or CCS?
Does the class offer certification? If so is it through the AAPC or AHIMA
Does the course offer at least 80 contact hours?
Does the curriculum cover all three coding books?
Is there a pre-requisite for gross anatomy and/or medical terminology? If not is it included in the class curriculum?
~Medical coding courses should be taught by a coder who is certified through the AAPC or AHIMA. This is not a requirement but it is encouraged. Those who have been through the certification process themselves tend to have a higher success rate educating and preparing others.
~Classes should also be structured around preparing individuals for certification through the AAPC or AHIMA. There are many types of medical coding certifications available through many organizations (such as Certified Medical Biller and Coder (CMBC) certification through the National Healthcareer Association), unfortunately most are not recognized by employers. Those who are serious about a career in medical coding should obtain their certification through the AAPC or AHIMA.
~The standard class length held by the AAPC is a minimum of 80 co