Facility Based Outpatient Medical Coding Course

A Complete, Online Education for Learning Outpatient Medical Coding in a Hospital or Facility Setting

For over 16 years we have been teaching medical coding – with many students successfully passing their first exams after training with us by viewing our videos and learning our techniques. This Facility Based Medical Coding course will provide you the training you need to learn HOW to do hospital or facility based medical coding and gives you all the training needed to pass the AAPC COC™ certification exam. You will be ready to start your new Facility Based Medical Coding career.

Our goal is to give you all the current information needed to be a successful outpatient medical coder AND pass your outpatient medical coding COC™ exam test. This includes teaching the correct application of CPT®, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing outpatient facility and ASC services to insurance companies.

When you are finished with our facility based outpatient medical coding course, you will be able to review and assign the correct procedures and diagnostic codes for patient encounters in a hospital or outpatient setting.

Who Can Benefit From This Course:

  • New students looking to change careers
  • Existing students enrolled outside CCO that require supplemental training
  • Healthcare workers looking to switch roles at their workplace such as front office clerks, medical receptionists, case managers, medical records clerks, transcriptionists, schedulers, research coordinators, nurses, caregivers or similar roles.
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Includes The BHAT® System

BHAT® (pronounced ‘bat’) stands for “Bubble, Highlight and Annotate Technique“. This is a proprietary system, which is used in connection with our educational services, created by Laureen Jandroep in 1999 that uses bubbling, highlighting and annotation techniques to help students quickly find key answers in their manuals during the open book CPC® exams.

Instead of flipping back and forth between pages where the guidelines are, the answers are right next to the codes when a student takes the board exam. Students have stated the BHAT® system gave them the confidence they needed to pass the exam. Another plus: the BHAT® system also helps coders in their day to day coding work! [Learn More]

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What To Expect From Our COC™ Course

  • Preparation to receive the AAPC’s COC® credential and qualify for a career as an outpatient medical coder in a hospital outpatient or facility setting.
  • Access to a team of CPC® and COC® certified coaches to assist and answer your questions as needed.
  • Video Lectures so it’s as if you are sitting there in class right with Laureen and the other instructors
  • Reading assignments from the most widely used medical coding text in the industry
  • Online exams with immediate grading and feedback
  • Student Support Forum dedicated to supporting our students
  • Regular coaching sessions and review of your progress.

Requirements and Pre-Requisites

  • We highly recommend the following courses (or equivalent knowledge): Anatomy | Medical Terminology.
  • Students are responsible for providing their own Manuals and textbooks. Click here for information about required textbooks.

What’s the Difference Between the CPC, COC and COC Credentials?

What You Can Expect From Our
Outpatient Based Medical Coding Course

80+ Hours Equivalent Course

This isn’t a short one-time bootcamp or webinar event. This is a full and comprehensive 80+ hour course which dives into the details of medical coding at a hospital or outpatient facility.

Self-Paced, Online Courses

All our courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any internet-enabled device. You can learn at your own pace and rewind whenever necessary to re-learn topics.

9 Months of Continuous Access

We include 9 months (270 days) of continuous access to the course. If you decide to take a break, you can always return anytime within those 9 months to pick up where you left off.

Easy to Understand Style

We know it can be hard to learn coding material. That’s why we pride ourselves on our “easy to understand” teaching style. Keeping you engaged and learning is our top priority.

Chapter Tests

We include chapter tests to ensure you’ve learned the material properly before moving on. If you hit a roadblock, simply revisit the online chapter lessons to refresh your knowledge.

Student Support Forums

Our Student Support Forums are where students, staff and instructors can meet virtually inside a private discussion area to ask questions or simply chat about course topics and news.

Live Group Webinars

Our instructors meet with many students on a live “group webinar” via video conferencing to answer all course and career questions. As a full course student you’re invited to call or log in and ask questions during the live event.

Certified Instructor Support

Our certified CCO Instructor will first get to know you during your welcome call. During your study, they will also provide ongoing encouragement, guidance and direction via private, forum-based coaching.

Ready for More? We’re Also Including $572 In Free Bonuses 

CPC Review Blitz

We normally charge $359 for access to the CPC Review Blitz for exam preparation. When you purchase this course, you’ll receive access for free while you’re a student of this course.

COC Review Blitz

We normally charge $189 for access to the COC Review Blitz for exam preparation. When you purchase this course, you’ll receive access for free while you’re a student of this course.

ICD-10-CM Review Blitz

Need to refine, refresh and review ICD-10-CM skills? This $149 ICD-10-CM Review Blitz is included free with the course so you can make sure you’ve truly mastered ICD-10-CM coding.

ICD-10-CM Decision Trees

Besides being ICD-10 Ready, our Outpatient COC™ Course also includes access to ICD-10 Decision Trees that will make it much easier to pick the correct code as an Outpatient Coder.

Anatomy & Physiology Crash Course Videos

Do you need a quick refresher on Anatomy and Physiology? In case you do, we’ve included 40+ videos covering tissue, integumentary, nervous system, muscles, respiratory system and more.

Outpatient Medical Coding Material Covered in the Course

  • Chapter 1 – Reimbursement HIPAA and Compliance
  • Chapter 2 – An Overview of ICD-10-CM
  • Chapter 3 – ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  • Chapter 4 – Using ICD-10-CM
  • Chapter 5 – Chapter Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-10)
  • Chapter 6 – Chapter Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 11-14)
  • Chapter 7 – Chapter Specific Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 15-21)
  • Chapter 8 – Introduction to CPT
  • Chapter 9 – Introduction to the Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
  • Chapter 10 – Modifiers
  • Chapter 11 – Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services
  • Chapter 12 – Anesthesia
  • Chapter 13 – Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery
  • Chapter 14 – Integumentary System
  • Chapter 15 – Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 16 – Respiratory System
  • Chapter 17 – Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 18 – Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm
  • Chapter 19 – Digestive System
  • Chapter 20 – Urinary and Male Genital Systems
  • Chapter 21 – Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery
  • Chapter 22 – Endocrine and Nervous Systems
  • Chapter 23 – Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory and Operating Microscope
  • Chapter 24 – Radiology
  • Chapter 25 – Pathology/Laboratory
  • Chapter 26 – Medicine
  • Chapter 27 – Inpatient Coding
  • Supplemental – Outpatient Facilities and Departments
  • Supplemental – Business in the Facility
  • Supplemental – CMS Payment Systems (OPPS, DRG, IPPS, Rev. Codes)
  • Supplemental – Facility Billing
  • Supplemental – Compliance in the Facility
  • Supplemental – Documentation and Coding Standards
  • Supplemental – EM for Facilities
  • Supplemental – Outpatient Prospective Payment System
  • Supplemental – CMS & Inpatient Payment Systems
  • Supplemental – ICD-10-PCS Introduction

Bonus Content & Extra Resources

  • The Parts of Medicare: A & B
  • The Parts of Medicare: C & D
  • What is the HIPAA Privacy Rule?
  • ICD-10-CM SIRS, Sepsis, and Severe Sepsis Chart
  • ICD-10-CM Otitis Media Chart
  • Student Support Hub
  • Instructor Coaching and Support
  • BHAT® Cave Access
  • Free COC™ Practice Exam
  • Online 60 Question CPC Practice Exam (ICD-10 version)
  • Online 60 Question CPC Practice Exam (with ICD-10-CM)
  • Path & Lab CPT Codes 80300 – 80304 Explained
  • Review of X {EPSU} Modifiers (modifier 59 alternatives)
  • How To Handle Multiple Code Answers
  • Crash Course Anatomy & Physiology Videos

Students Reviews of Our Outpatient Course

COC® Certified Coders Earn $7,368 More Per Year

In 2015, the AAPC ran a  salary survey across it’s entire membership. The final survey numbers revealed that that AAPC members with a Certified Outpatient Coding (COC™) credential earned an average salary of $58,822. In contrast,  CPC® certified coders earned an average salary of $51,454.

That’s a difference of $7,368 in favor of COC™ coders. These numbers aren’t a surprise when you consider that most facilities hiring outpatient coders are hospitals with much higher profits, budgets and payrolls.

COC vs CPC Salary Survey

Includes (1) One FREE Pre-Requisite Course
($689 Value)

Select (1) one of the Courses below as a free bonus with purchase.

Advanced Medical Coding, Abstracting and Auditing Course

Medical Terminology Anatomy Course

Medical Terminology & Anatomy Course

ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding Course

ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding Course

Pharmacology Course

Pharmacology Course for Medical Coders

Pathophysiology Course

Pathophysiology Course for Medical Coders

ICD-10-PCS Procedural Coding Course

ICD-10-PCS Procedural Coding Course

How Does Our Outpatient Medical Coding Course Compare?

Lecture FormatSlides (with fun graphics to keep it interesting), Video of Instructor Speaking (so it feels like we are right in front of you)Slides with Instructor Speaking
CPC Review Blitz Addon
($359 Value)
COC Review Blitz Addon
($189 Value)
ICD-10-CM Review Blitz
($149 Value)
BHAT® Cave Included
Length of Access9 Months4 Months Only
(Add $149.75 for 9 Months)
Live Student Support Calls
Student Support Hub
Personal Coach
Forum-Based Support
Payment Plans Available
(9 Months Access)
$4,427 (4 Months Access)
$4,577 (9 Months Access)

Salary Data Reveals That More Credentials = Higher Salary

A recent salary survey by the AAPC revealed that the more AAPC credentials you carry, the higher your salary. It’s also common for peers to place greater value and trust on individuals with more credentials.

In case you’re curious, here are the average salaries for medical business professionals with one, two and three credentials.

Invest In Your Education Today!

Yes! Please I’d Like to Order The Outpatient Course

I understand I’ll be receiving online access to the entire Outpatient Course plus access to the BHAT® Cave and other CCO resources listed on this page for a small investment!

COC Course Outpatient Coder
COC Course Outpatient Coder
ON SALE! One Payment
Regular Price: $1,329
One Free Pre-Requisite Course Included (Pick from MTA, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, Patho, Pharm or AMCAA)
24/7 Instant, Online Access
CPC Review Blitz ($329 Value)
COC Review Blitz ($179 Value)
ICD-10-CM Review Blitz ($109 Value)
BHAT® Cave
Live Group Coaching Calls
Student Support Hub (SSH) Forum Support
Private, One-on-One Coaching
1 Welcome Phone Call, 4 Support Phone Calls
9 Months of Access
Books/Manuals Not Included. See Required Books Here.
9-Payment Plan
$499 Today, Then 8 More Payments of $129 Every 30 Days
One Free Pre-Requisite Course Included (Pick from MTA, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, Patho, Pharm or AMCAA)
24/7 Instant, Online Access
CPC Review Blitz ($329 Value)
COC Review Blitz ($179 Value)
ICD-10-CM Review Blitz ($109 Value)
BHAT® Cave
Live Group Coaching Calls
Student Support Hub (SSH) Forum Support
Private, One-on-One Coaching
1 Welcome Phone Call, 4 Support Phone Calls
9 Months of Access (If Canceled, Access is Lost)
Books/Manuals Not Included. See Required Books Here.
Low Monthly Financing
Financing Through Our Partner
If you're looking to pay monthly rather than all up front, we do have loan options. One of our lending partners, Climb Credit, works separately from us but they provide a unique service that allows students to make manageable monthly payments over a few years.
Same Benefits as Other Plans
Instant Access After Loan Signing
Forum-Based Coaching by Certified Staff
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No Prepayment Penalties
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Textbook Needed for the Certified Outpatient Coder COC® Course?

Yes. This course requires the separate purchase of a textbook. Please see the list here.

Are There Any CEUs Included?

No, there are no CEUs included with this course. If you need CEU’s, please consider joining the CCO Club. https://www.cco.us/club/

Are There Any Pre-Requisites For This Course?

Yes. Students are required to have a previous medical coding course, medical coding experience or CPC-A or CPC credentials to properly learn the material taught inside this course.

Can I Download or Play the Videos Offline?

Videos can only be played while connected to a high-speed internet connection. We do not allow videos to be downloaded or played offline.

Is the Cost of the AAPC’s Certification Exam Included?

No. You will need to purchase the AAPC exam directly from the AAPC website.

Do Past or Existing PBC Students Get a Discount?

If you’re a current or past PBC student, we have a special pricing plan that only includes FBC-related content. Please contact the Help Desk for additional information.

When Will the Outpatient Course Be Available for Viewing?

The Outpatient Course is already complete and live. You can watch them immediately after ordering.

Is This Course Structured Like a Bootcamp or Live Webinar?

No, all the lessons have been pre-recorded by our Certified Instructor and will be available for replay via any modern internet-enabled device.

What Is the Refund or Cancellation Policy?

Due to the instant availability of internet-based training, CCO does not provide refunds or cancellations on any of our products including Courses, Review Blitzes, Practice Exams, Bundles, CEU Classes, Combos or CCO Club payments.

Where Can I Learn More About CCO?

Since 1999, we’ve been proudly training thousands of students to help them pass their certification exams. If you feel the need to see examples of our teaching style, please visit our YouTube channel with hundreds of videos and over 2 million views. If you would like to read past student reviews on our products, you’re welcome to read through hundreds of testimonials.