Course AvailabilityOnline: $219
Online classes are available for 90 days, from the time of purchase.
Are you an experienced medical coder who is looking to take your career to the next level? Have you been seeking ways to further your skills and knowledge base, but just can’t seem to fit studying into your busy lifestyle? Do you have access to a computer with Internet connectivity? If you answered “yes” to each of these questions, you’ve come to the right place! Vista College, a nationwide provider of continuing education programs for busy professionals, offers an affordable online course that can pave the way to you becoming a Certified Professional Medical Auditor.
What Does a CPMA Do?
As a CPMA, you’ll be able to build upon your coding and documentation guidelines experience to improve the revenue cycles of your practice. You’ll take on the critical responsibility of ensuring that your practice is in compliance with HIPAA, provisions of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and perform a wide range of essential auditing functions. You will become an even more indispensable member of your health care team.
Benefits of Certification
Our program will prepare you to sit for and pass the Certified Professional Medical Auditor examination developed by the American Academy of Professional Coders. The CPMA credential demonstrates your mastery of all code sets, evaluation and management principles, and documentation guidelines. Certification can lead to advancement opportunities within your current practice or health care organization, or help you land a more fulfilling and rewarding position with a new employer. Certification will help you stand out in today’s crowded and intensely-competitive job market.
Learn Valuable Skills That Will Assist You for the Duration of Your Career
Our comprehensive 32-hour online program will help you develop a host of valuable skills such as defining medical record standards, identifying the seven key elements of a compliance plan, describing the relationship between HIPAA laws and medical records, and explaining the purpose and instruction for compliance with all types of government audits. Additionally, you will be able to identify billable hours based on intent, amount, and the types of medications administered, as well as distinguish between the review of a previously performed medical procedure and an interpretation of a new procedure.
Flexible, Self-Directed Learning Experience
The online CPMA program offered by Vista College gives you total control of your learning experience. Using your Web-enabled computer, you can access the course materials whenever your schedule allows. There’s no need to waste time traveling to a physical classroom location! You can progress through the course at your own pace, and repeat lessons and assignments as often as you wish until you have mastered the materials. The course is facilitated by medical coding experts who are committed to your academic and professional success, and complete technical support is also provided. Our course is designed for medical coding professionals with three to five years of experience who are interested in enhancing their career prospects.