Certified Outpatient Coder (COC™) Course – Facility Hospital Based Medical Coding 2018-01-01T17:53:57+00:00
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Facility Based Medical Coding Course

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

(Formerly CPC-H®)

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-9-CM diagnosis codes used for coding and billing outpatient facility and ASC services to insurance companies.

When you are finished with our facility based 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.

FREE Partner Content IncludedFree Partner COC® Content Included!

When you purchase our Facility Based Medical Coding Course, you will also receive the content and video lectures from our Partner's COC® course for free immediately inside our CCO Members Area as a bonus!

With CCO, you'll get our FBC Course and our Partner's COC® Content and Video Lectures plus access to CCO Coaching, the CCO Club, our COC Review Blitz and more.

The Bonus Partner content is available immediately inside our Member's Area. There is no need to contact them for access.

BHAT™ System Included

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 helps coders in their day to day coding work after the exam as well! [Learn More]

The Facility Based Medical Coding Course

Facility Hospital Based Medical Coding Course COC Exam Preparation
I can literally go on forever, but just wanted to say a couple of things. I'm in my final semester at Daytona state College, I'll be graduating in December with my AS, however I never would have made it through without this website and these incredible people at CCO, had I known about their Academy I would have forgone the route I went. I am happy to say that I sat for and passed the CPC, after extensive practice exams, and the direct advice from laureen, don't even try until you are consistently getting 85 or better on the practice exams. It worked, I passed. Joann for billing, Sylvia for ICD 10, Chandra for EVERYTHING, and laureen for the company, you guys are the greatest thing that's ever happened to coding. I am your biggest advocate when am asked anything about coding and billing, just go to CCO, they have absolutely everything you need. Love you guys and all that you do, thank you so very much

What To Expect From Our COC™ Course

  • Preparation to receive the AAPC’s COC® credential and qualify for a career as a medical coder in an hospital outpatient or ASC setting.
  • Access to a team of CPC® and COC® certified coaches to assist and answer your questions as needed.
  • Approved for 40 CEUs upon completion (for certified AAPC members)
  • 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 submission of homework for quick grading
  • Timed online tests with immediate grading and feedback
  • Student Support Hub dedicated to supporting our students
  • Regular coaching sessions and review of your progress.

Required Courses, Knowledge and Books

  • 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.

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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What's the Difference Between the CPC, COC and CIC Credentials?

What You Can Expect From Our
Facility Based Medical Coding Course

Ready for More? We're Also Including $2,878 In Free Bonuses 

CCO Club Basic Plan Included

Starting July 1st, 2017, this course now includes access to the CCO Club Basic Plan. The CCO Club is a place where medical coders, billers, auditors and practice managers can convene to discuss, learn and expand their knowledge. We provide CEUs, replays, transcripts and Answer Sheets of all our CCO Club Q&A Webinars, Student Q&A Webinars and Monthly Q&A Webinars. We're also continually adding unique lectures and bonuses to the membership.

100+ CEU Opportunities Included

Once you've passed the COC™ exam and become certified, you'll need to maintain your certification every 2 years by acquiring 36 CEU credits for your first credential. A second credential bumps that requirement up to 40. We've taken that worry off your shoulders by providing over 100+ CEU credits via the included CCO Club or by re-taking the module exams which are all worth CEU credits as shown below.

Here is the detailed breakdown of CEU Opportunities available for this course…

  • CCO Club: 100+ CEUs
  • FBC Course: 40 CEUs
  • CPC Review Blitz: 16.0
  • ICD-10-CM Review Blitz: 16.5
  • COC Review Blitz: 2 CEUs

Once your course access has passed, we hope you will remain a CCO Club member in order to meet all your CEU needs while having continued access to this course, industry experts and a warm network of fellow professionals.

CEU Badge Available 100

Core COC™ Material Covered in the Course

  • Chapter 1 – Outpatient Facilities and Departments

  • Chapter 2 – Business in the Facility

  • Chapter 3 – CMS Payment Systems (OPPS, DRG, IPPS, Rev. Codes)

  • Chapter 4 – Facility Billing

  • Chapter 5 – Compliance in the Facility

  • Chapter 6 – Documentation and Coding Standards

  • Chapter 7 – Anatomy
  • Chapter 8 – ICD-10-CM Coding Basics
  • Chapter 9 – ICD-10-CM Chapters 1 through 11
  • Chapter 10 – ICD-10-CM Chapters 12 through 21
  • Chapter 11 – Intro to CPT Coding, HCPCS, Surgery Guidelines and Modifiers
  • Chapter 12 – EM for Facilities

  • Chapter 13 – Integumentary
  • Chapter 14 – Musculoskeletal
  • Chapter 15 – Respiratory, Hemic, Lymphatic, Mediastinum, Diaphragm
  • Chapter 16 – Cardiovascular Systems
  • Chapter 17 – Digestive System
  • Chapter 18 – Urinary System and Male Genital System
  • Chapter 19 – Female Reproductive System
  • Chapter 20 – Endocrine and Nervous System
  • Chapter 21 – Eye and Ocular Adnexa, Auditory Systems
  • Chapter 22 – Radiology
  • Chapter 23 – Pathology and Laboratory
  • Chapter 24 – Medicine
  • Chapter 25 – Outpatient Prospective Payment System

  • Chapter 26 – CMS & Inpatient Payment Systems

  • Chapter 27 – ICD-9-CM Volume 3 & ICD-10-PCS Introduction

Note: The FBC Accelerated Course only includes chapters with a Star icon shown above.

Bonus Content & Extra Resources

  • BHAT™ Cave Access
  • Free COC™ Practice Exam
  • PRINTABLE 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
  • 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 Email Support
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How Does Our Outpatient Medical Coding Course Compare?



27 Training Modules by Partner
(Yes! We include our Partner's Training Videos from their equivalent course)
27 Training Modules by CCO
Lecture Format Slides (with fun graphics to keep it interesting), Document Camera Video of Instructor's coding manuals, Video of Instructor Speaking (so it feels like we are right in front of you) Slides with Instructor  Speaking
Length of Access 9 Months 4 Months Only
(Add $149.75 for 9 Months)
CPC Review Blitz
($229 Value)
COC Review Blitz Addon
($77 Value)
ICD-10-CM Review Blitz
($197 Value)
BHAT® Cave

(Mark up your CPT & ICD-10 Manuals just like ours with these video walkthroughs)

CCO Club
(9 Months Access | $179.91 Value)
Save $60 on the AAPC Exam Fee
Save $70 on AAPC Membership Fee
Live Student Support Calls
Student Support Hub
Personal Coach
Monthly Q&A Webinar
Payment Plans Available
Price $1,599
(9 Months Access)
$1,995 (4 Months Access)
$2,144 (9 Months Access)

We Are An Authorized AAPC Education Provider

We take our role in the medical certification community very seriously. As a result, CCO has been authorized by the AAPC to provide training and preparation since 2013 for all our courses and exams including this Facility BasedMedical Coding Course.

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Our Programs Have Worked For Hundreds of Students!

“It definitely got me well prepared”

Just want to let everyone know that I took my CPC exam on December 08 and passed with an 88%. I did an online course so I did not have a teacher in front of me at any time. I attribute much of my success to the Blitz videos because then it felt like a teacher to help me. Laureen is the best! If I can do this at age 54 then anyone can do it! Do not doubt yourself, hard work and hard studying pay off. I did over 750 practice questions to get me ready for this. Not one question was on the exam but I think it definitely got me well prepared along with the “Bubbling and Highlighting” technique. Good luck to anyone studying for the CPC!” – Darlene Bakaj-Wood, CPC-A

“I failed two times… then bought your videos”

“At age 49, I started to go back to school in a MBC program, Graduated at age 50 with high honors, and valedictorian…. I attended an alumni meeting a year later, and the MBC Program Director hired me to teach the MBC Externship Program…. I had to become CPC® certified within months to keep employment there. I failed the first time, couldn’t finish in the 5-1/2 hours allotted then.

Failed the second time by the skin of my teeth- 69. And then restudied, restudied and bought your videos, which I viewed a few times.

Going through the CPT book and BHAT™ guidelines and all those tips made the exam go smoother. I took the exam, passed and incredibly finished in 4-1/2 hours. That’s a record for me. Yes, it cost me again to pay for the exam but I have no regrets whatsoever. Your videos helped me tremendously the 3rd time around and I just wanted to say thanks to you. 3 Times was a charm for me.  NEVER GIVE UP. Keep up the great work. You are awesome, you teach from your heart and your tips are EXCELLENT” – Mary

Can you hear me screaming from the roof top??!! I passed my CPC certification on the very first try! I am so thankful for your Blitz videos and practice exams. I just found out today that I actually passed the test.
Brittany Pendleton
Just wanted to say that I took my CPC exam in December and I passed. I honestly feel that this course was amazing! I researched coding and found this site and am so grateful that I did. I was nervous about starting an online course. I felt the Blitz was extremely helpful in helping me pass the exam. It is very important to do the Blitz and practice exams. I don't feel like I could have done it without CCO! Thank you.
Karie Jarvis-Slayton
I passed my CPC exam on first try with 80%. I could not have done this without the Blitz videos and practice exams. The bubble and highlighting really assisted in my getting thru all 150 questions in the allotted time. My thanks to Laureen and the team as I could not have done it without you guys!!
Lisa Colbert
Dear Laureen, I found out today that I passed the CPC® exam with 87%. Your CPC Review Blitz videos were extremely helpful. I learned so much more from these videos than I ever did in school. Every chapter was well structured and easy to follow. It boosted my confidence and kept me motivated all along. I can’t thank you enough.
Kartika Shree, CPC®-A
I’m one of the ones that passed the certification exam because of your Blitz videos…I’m back in class taking refresher coding courses to keep my self abreast of the updates. I’m in 2 classes with about 20 students in each class, all trying to get certified. As your Blitz was such a blessing to me, I printed from the internet your advertisement page for your Blitz Videos. I’m going to give each of my classmates a copy and let them know that I had tried passing the certification exam several times and didn’t pass until I viewed your course. I hope some, if not all, will take an interest and will order your course. Thanks again for the help you have been to me.
Mary L. Springs
Dear Laureen: I’ve just received notification that I’ve passed my CPC® exam- on the first try!!! There is no way I would have passed the exam without your Blitz Course. The advice and tips you gave are invaluable. Money well spent. I hope to use this certification and my past experience to become an instructor in medical coding and billing. Thank you so much for this step up to my future career!!
Virginia Farrell, CPC®
The Blitz along with several practice tests really helped me feel confident when I walked into the exam. I finished with 40 minutes to spare, which I took to go back over the questions/scenarios I wasn't super sure I did all I could to answer correctly. I was able to take some time and change a couple of answers in that extra time. And I PASSED my first time taking the CPC exam!
Much thanks to Laureen and Alicia for your help and support! I passed the first time with an 88%! I feel such a sense of accomplishment! I knuckled down and completed the PBC course and the Blitz. The bubbling and highlighting is superb! Also, the practice exams were very helpful as Laureen and Alicia advised. Alicia's understanding and nurturing coaching style is perfect for me. She was available when I needed her. Looking forward to continuing my studies with both of you.
Kathleen Donoghue

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

COC Exam Preparation

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.

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.

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Invest In Your Outpatient Medical Coding Career Today!

FBC Medical Coding Course

$159900Save $157
  • One Payment Today
  • 9 Months of Access
  • 24/7 Instant, Online Access
  • Worth 40 CEUs
  • AAPC COC™ Lectures ($2,395 Value)
  • CPC Review Blitz ($229 Value)
  • COC Review Blitz ($57 Value)
  • ICD-10-CM Review Blitz ($197 Value)
  • 60 Question CCO Mini-Mock CPC Practice Exam ($29.95 Value)
  • BHAT™ Cave Included
  • Certified Instructor Support
  • Live Weekly Group Calls
  • Group Call Recording Archive
  • Student Support Hub
  • $70 Discount on AAPC Membership
  • $60 Discount on AAPC Exam Fee

FBC Medical Coding Course

  • 4 Payment Plan, 30 Days Apart
  • 9 Months of Access
  • 24/7 Instant, Online Access
  • Worth 40 CEUs
  • AAPC COC™ Lectures ($2,395 Value)
  • CPC Review Blitz ($229 Value)
  • COC Review Blitz ($57 Value)
  • ICD-10-CM Review Blitz ($197 Value)
  • 60 Question CCO Mini-Mock CPC Practice Exam ($29.95 Value)
  • BHAT™ Cave Included
  • Certified Instructor Support
  • Live Weekly Group Calls
  • Group Call Recording Archive
  • Student Support Hub
  • $70 Discount on AAPC Membership
  • $60 Discount on AAPC Exam Fee

Already Purchased a PBC-Equivalent Course In The Past?
These Options Are For You…

FBC Medical Coding Course

  • One Payment Today
  • Former/Existing PBC Students Only
  • 9 Months of Access
  • 24/7 Instant, Online Access
  • Worth 40 CEUs
  • AAPC COC™ Lectures ($2,395 Value)
  • COC Review Blitz ($57 Value)
  • ICD-10-CM Review Blitz ($197 Value)
  • BHAT™ Cave Included
  • Certified Instructor Support
  • Live Weekly Group Calls
  • Group Call Recording Archive
  • Student Support Hub

FBC Accelerated Course

  • One Payment Today
  • Enrolled in a PBC-Equivalent Course Elsewhere
  • Submit Proof of Enrollment to the Help Desk After Payment
  • 9 Months of Access
  • 24/7 Instant, Online Access
  • Worth 40 CEUs
  • AAPC COC™ Lectures ($2,395 Value)
  • COC Review Blitz ($57 Value)
  • ICD-10-CM Review Blitz ($197 Value)
  • BHAT™ Cave Included
  • Certified Instructor Support
  • Live Weekly Group Calls
  • Group Call Recording Archive
  • Student Support Hub
  • This Accelerated Course option does not include Chapters 7-11 or 13-24.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Students will need to supply their own textbooks and/or manuals. Click here to see the required textbooks.

Videos can only be played while connected to a high-speed internet connection. We do not allow videos to be downloaded or played offline.
This Review Blitz is already complete and live. You can watch them immediately after ordering.
No. You will need to purchase the AAPC exam directly from the AAPC website.
No, all the lessons have been pre-recorded by our Certified Instructor and are available for replay via any modern internet-enabled device.
We recommend this for certified coders but if you have a solid coding background you would be fine to take this Review Blitz.
We get this question quite often.  As a licensed curriculum site with the AAPC we get all of their COC™ course lectures and materials that we in turn make available to our students as extra material.

Naturally, we also have our own CCO lectures and material that drive the main course experience.  We use the AAPC textbooks for student reading assignments and homework.

We also use the AAPC test bank that comes with the curriculum in addition to our own questions on end of chapter tests.

So in essence you are indeed getting the best of both worlds!

Plus you get plugged into CCO’s renowned support system including a personal coach and student support hub access!

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.

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 our hundreds of  testimonials.

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  • Our members area offers online streaming videos that are fully compatible with the newest web browsers from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Older versions of web browsers will not work since they do not support HTML5 or modern video files.
  • CCO only supports the Chrome Web Browser which can be downloaded for free here.
  • We recommend a modern Computer, Laptop or Tablet and a high-speed internet connection to experience smooth streaming playback of our HD videos. Slower computers (pre-2010) and internet connections will result in choppy playback and browser errors.
  • Newer iPhones and iPads are fully supported.
  • Android phones are not officially supported, but students report the videos play well on them.
  • Finally, don't stress the tech stuff too much. Our friendly support team is always here to help you on your medical coding journey.
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