Certificate in Certified Outpatient Coder Online Course

Learn fundamental medical coding skills for an outpatient hospital and facility


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This program teaches the competencies needed to prepare you to sit for the AAPC Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) certification exam

Medical coding for outpatient facilities is an important skillset to help outpatient hospitals/facilities receive appropriate reimbursement and maintain compliance with coding guidelines and government/payer regulations. 

The material is presented in a step-by-step manner, and you will learn by completing readings and completing interactive lectures. The program also includes quizzes and exams, so you can test your skills at regular intervals throughout the material. 

Through these methods, you will learn essential introductory and advanced medical coding skills for outpatient hospitals/facilities.  

You will also receive access to the AAPC Advanced ICD-10-CM Online Code Set Training which will take your ICD-10-CM coding skills to a higher level. You will get hands-on training that includes coding for conditions such as, clinical concepts for comprehensive coding of conditions, insight on chronic and acute conditions, and practical coding exercises.

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of this program you will be prepared for the AAPC Certified Outpatient Coder (COC).

  • Outpatient Hospital Facilities and Departments
    • Outpatient Facilities
    • Outpatient Hospital Departments
  • Business in the Facility
    • Typical Outpatient Hospital Flow
    • Typical ASC Flow
  • CMS Payment Systems (OPPS, DRG, IPPS, Revenue Codes) Overview
    • Medicare Resources
    • CMS Payment Systems
  • Facility Billing
    • Types of Payers
    • Outpatient Code Editor (OCE)
    • Medicare Appeals
  • Compliance in the Outpatient Facility
    • Compliance in the Facility
    • OIG Work Plan
    • Teaching Facilities
  • Documentation and Coding Standards
  • Anatomy and Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to ICD-10-CM Coding
  • ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines with ICD-9-CM Application
  • Introduction to CPT®, HCPCS Level II, Surgery Guidelines, and Modifiers for Facilities
    • Introduction to CPT
    • Introduction to HCPCS Level II
    • Introduction to the Global Surgical Package and Modifiers
  • Evaluation and Management Services for Facilities
  • Integumentary System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Respiratory, Hemic, and Lymphatic Systems
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System and Male Genital System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Endocrine and Nervous Systems
  • Eye, Ocular Adnexa, and Auditory Systems
  • Radiology
  • Pathology and Laboratory
  • Medicine
  • CMS and Outpatient Prospective Payment System
  • CMS and Inpatient Prospective Payment System
  • Inpatient Coding Overview with an introduction to ICD-10-PCS
    • Introduction to ICD-10-PCS Guidelines – Parts 1 & 2
  • Midterm and Final Exam

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.    Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.    How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.  When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.  

3.    What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

4.    Do I have to buy additional materials?

No

5.    Can I get financial assistance?

Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid.  In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.  Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

6.    What happens when I complete the program? 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.  

7.    Am I guaranteed a job?

Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases.  We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job.  Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program.  Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

8.    Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction.  The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance.  All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

9.    What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet.  You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer.  You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time.  We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

10.    Can I use a Mac?
Yes 

11.    When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open enrollment.  You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note:  Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12.    Does this program prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Lindsay-Anne McDonald Jenkins, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CMPA, CANPC, CIRCC, RN, CRNA (retired), has more than 30 years of experience in health care working as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Her CRNA work involved open heart, neurological, and thoracic anesthesia. After retirement from anesthesia, Ms. Jenkins worked as a coder and consultant for a physician billing company. While developing a passion for coding, she became a coding instructor and has taught many classes for CPC® certification. Ms. Jenkins has reviewed coding and text for AAPC, edited numerous books on physician coding, and has spoken to coding groups and physicians.

Krishna Kant, COC, is a Coding Coach in the Education Department at AAPC. He joined AAPC in 2014 and has been coaching students enrolled in AAPC’s on-line Distance Learning classes including Medical Terminology, COC & CPC certification courses. He is a proud military veteran having served for 15 years in the Navy. He has worked for 14 years in the US Healthcare Industry and spent 10 years of his healthcare career in medical transcription.

Nitesh Kareer, COC, has more than 12 years of experience in Medical Transcription Industry working as a Medical Transcriptionist, Trainer, Quality Analyst, and Quality Manager. He was also involved in Vendor Management and Training for assurance of quality services to the client. He started working as a medical coder in 2012. Nitesh joined AAPC in 2014 and since been working as a coding coach involved in answering student’s queries and grading their course assignments.

About this Course

This program teaches the competencies needed to prepare you to sit for the AAPC Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) certification exam

Medical coding for outpatient facilities is an important skillset to help outpatient hospitals/facilities receive appropriate reimbursement and maintain compliance with coding guidelines and government/payer regulations. 

The material is presented in a step-by-step manner, and you will learn by completing readings and completing interactive lectures. The program also includes quizzes and exams, so you can test your skills at regular intervals throughout the material. 

Through these methods, you will learn essential introductory and advanced medical coding skills for outpatient hospitals/facilities.  

You will also receive access to the AAPC Advanced ICD-10-CM Online Code Set Training which will take your ICD-10-CM coding skills to a higher level. You will get hands-on training that includes coding for conditions such as, clinical concepts for comprehensive coding of conditions, insight on chronic and acute conditions, and practical coding exercises.

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of this program you will be prepared for the AAPC Certified Outpatient Coder (COC).

  • Outpatient Hospital Facilities and Departments
    • Outpatient Facilities
    • Outpatient Hospital Departments
  • Business in the Facility
    • Typical Outpatient Hospital Flow
    • Typical ASC Flow
  • CMS Payment Systems (OPPS, DRG, IPPS, Revenue Codes) Overview
    • Medicare Resources
    • CMS Payment Systems
  • Facility Billing
    • Types of Payers
    • Outpatient Code Editor (OCE)
    • Medicare Appeals
  • Compliance in the Outpatient Facility
    • Compliance in the Facility
    • OIG Work Plan
    • Teaching Facilities
  • Documentation and Coding Standards
  • Anatomy and Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to ICD-10-CM Coding
  • ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines with ICD-9-CM Application
  • Introduction to CPT®, HCPCS Level II, Surgery Guidelines, and Modifiers for Facilities
    • Introduction to CPT
    • Introduction to HCPCS Level II
    • Introduction to the Global Surgical Package and Modifiers
  • Evaluation and Management Services for Facilities
  • Integumentary System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Respiratory, Hemic, and Lymphatic Systems
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System and Male Genital System
  • Female Reproductive System
  • Endocrine and Nervous Systems
  • Eye, Ocular Adnexa, and Auditory Systems
  • Radiology
  • Pathology and Laboratory
  • Medicine
  • CMS and Outpatient Prospective Payment System
  • CMS and Inpatient Prospective Payment System
  • Inpatient Coding Overview with an introduction to ICD-10-PCS
    • Introduction to ICD-10-PCS Guidelines – Parts 1 & 2
  • Midterm and Final Exam

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.    Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.    How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.  When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.  

3.    What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

4.    Do I have to buy additional materials?

No

5.    Can I get financial assistance?

Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid.  In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.  Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

6.    What happens when I complete the program? 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.  

7.    Am I guaranteed a job?

Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases.  We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job.  Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program.  Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

8.    Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction.  The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance.  All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

9.    What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet.  You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer.  You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time.  We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

10.    Can I use a Mac?
Yes 

11.    When can I start the program?
Our programs are all open enrollment.  You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note:  Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12.    Does this program prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Lindsay-Anne McDonald Jenkins, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CMPA, CANPC, CIRCC, RN, CRNA (retired), has more than 30 years of experience in health care working as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Her CRNA work involved open heart, neurological, and thoracic anesthesia. After retirement from anesthesia, Ms. Jenkins worked as a coder and consultant for a physician billing company. While developing a passion for coding, she became a coding instructor and has taught many classes for CPC® certification. Ms. Jenkins has reviewed coding and text for AAPC, edited numerous books on physician coding, and has spoken to coding groups and physicians.

Krishna Kant, COC, is a Coding Coach in the Education Department at AAPC. He joined AAPC in 2014 and has been coaching students enrolled in AAPC’s on-line Distance Learning classes including Medical Terminology, COC & CPC certification courses. He is a proud military veteran having served for 15 years in the Navy. He has worked for 14 years in the US Healthcare Industry and spent 10 years of his healthcare career in medical transcription.

Nitesh Kareer, COC, has more than 12 years of experience in Medical Transcription Industry working as a Medical Transcriptionist, Trainer, Quality Analyst, and Quality Manager. He was also involved in Vendor Management and Training for assurance of quality services to the client. He started working as a medical coder in 2012. Nitesh joined AAPC in 2014 and since been working as a coding coach involved in answering student’s queries and grading their course assignments.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES151
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 months to complete this program
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 200 Hours

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