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Prepare for national certification exams and additional professional designations and training through Specialty Coding continuing education courses. Courses that highlight CRC coding, risk adjustment, COC review, CEMC and additional review cover a wide range of key aspects of the medical coding profession, providing coding professionals with the additional training and preparation needed for continued professional success.
Due to COVID-19, we have changed our schedule and now are offering online courses in replace of our in-person courses until further notice.
Please contact a representative in your area to learn more and/or to be put on a waiting list for future in-person classes:
Albany - Nicole Mineau
Buffalo - Thelma Godert
Rochester - Maria Dewar
Syracuse - Kim Love
Register for the exam preparation or professional training needed to take the next step as a professional medical coder. Interactive, hands-on courses provide advanced medical coding training in CEMC, COC review, CRC, risk adjustment and additional medical coding review courses
Learn Risk Adjustment, Data Submission Overview and HCC which includes chronic conditions, risk scores, trump logic, RAPS and the comparison of Medicare and Commercial Programs. Through the curriculum, you'll be able to define models of risk adjustment, applying official coding guidelines while identifying documentation deficiencies for diagnosis coding and the most common conditions in risk adjustment. The Risk Adjustment Coding program introduces participants to the curriculum needed to take the AAPC 40-hour Certified Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC) exam review.
Brush up on key coding practices and theory through this review program. The program is fully hands-on, giving students the ability to strengthen their knowledge in ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS coding. Areas of focus also include Medicare law, guidelines for physical documentation requirements and a better understanding of coding principals related to the billing process. The program builds on previous professional knowledge while reinforcing key concepts used by medical coders and billers.
Brush up on the techniques and subject matter tested by the national certification exam for outpatient hospital coding (COC). Program participants also gain a working knowledge of ICD-10 CM coding – both procedural and diagnostic coding – for hospitals. It is recommended that students have two years of experience in medical coding and the completion of core medical coding courses through Continuing Education at Bryant & Stratton College.
The CEMC coding program is a highly interactive workshop that provides students with guidance in E&M skills. These skills prepare students for the AAPC Certified Evaluation & Management CEMC exam. In addition to covering ICD-10 coding, E&M Section review and Medicare regulations, you will work through hands-on practice coding exams and quizzes so you can apply your coding skills to real-world scenarios.
Study the various regulations and compliance requirements for medical records at both the federal and state level. Gain a foundation in the medical record audit process which will allow you to reduce errors and identify areas of opportunity for the practice or healthcare facility where you work. The program reviews coding concepts, statistical sampling methodologies, medical record auditing and much more.
The CCS course emphasizes inpatient and outpatient coding skills, establishing a mastery of coding practices that will not only lend itself to the exam but to future job requirements as well. Unlike other programs, the CCS prep course at Bryant & Stratton College is instructor-led. The eight-week program will be directed by an instructor who will offer hands-on feedback for students as they work through the program. It's recommended that students have two years of coding experience prior to taking the prep course.