AAPC Education Provider - Certified Professional Compliance Officer CPCO
AAPC Education Provider - Certified Professional Compliance Officer CPCO

Compliance Officer Course

A Complete “No-Fluff” Course That Will Teach You
The Core Essentials of Medical Business Compliance AND
Prepare You For The CPCO™ Exam

Medical practices need staff who can develop, organize, manage, and direct the functions of a compliance department. Our Online Compliance Officer Course will help you understand the key requirements needed to properly develop, implement, and monitor a healthcare compliance program for a practice based on governmental regulatory guidelines. This includes internal compliance reviews, audits, risk assessments, and staff education and training.

Our full length, 16-hour equivalent Professional Compliance Officer Course is not a weekly boot camp or webinar event. This full course provides a complete online learning experience that will fully prepare you for the CPCO Exam and a new career as a Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO™).

In addition to the core CPCO training materials, we also provide access to certified CCO instructors to help pass the CPCO Exam.

Who Can Benefit From This Professional Compliance Officer Course:

  • New students looking to begin a new career in Healthcare Compliance
  • 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 helps coders in their day to day coding work after the exam as well! [Learn More]

This is Why Our Professional Compliance Officer Course Outshines The Competition

Meet Your Certified Compliance Officer Course Instructor

Schuyler Connell B.S., CPC, CPMA, CRC, CPC-I, CPCO, CCS, CDIP

Schuyler has fourteen years of experience in healthcare with most of his background being in coding, clinical documentation improvement, auditing, education, and compliance. He currently works as a compliance specialist for a major health system in Bismarck, North Dakota. He received his bachelor’s degree in health studies (pre-medicine) from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is currently working on his master’s degree in law with a concentration in healthcare compliance. He is passionate about education and working alongside physicians. He is heavily involved in the local AAPC chapter where he presents on many different topics. He also has a background in mental health counseling.

Professional Compliance Officer Course Contents

Core Material

  • A History of Health Care

  • OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Individual Physicians and Small Group Practices

  • OIG Compliance Program Guidance

  • Key Enforcement Laws

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

  • Human Resource Laws

  • Investigations and the Legal Process

  • Medical Necessity and Key Risk Areas

  • RACs, ZPICs, MICs, MFCUs

  • References & Resources

Bonus Material

  • NCCI Medicare Policy Manual

  • Evaluation & Management Documentation Guidelines (CMS)

  • OIG Compliance Program Guidance for Nursing Facilities, Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Ambulance Suppliers, Individual and Small Group Physician Practices, Medicare+Choice (Medicare Advantage) Organizations, Hospices, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supply Industry, Third-Party Medical Billing Companies, Clinical Laboratories and Home Health Agencies.

  • Draft Compliance Program Guidance for Recipients of PHS Research Awards

  • Federal Health Care Fraud and Abuse Laws

  • External Medicare Resources
  • Comparison of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law

  • Physician Self-Referral Law

  • Commonly Used Physician Self-Referral Law Exceptions

  • Commonly Used Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors

  • Health Care Compliance Program Tips

  • Operating an Effective Compliance Program

  • Tips for Success in the OIG Self-Disclosure Protocol

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Why CPCO? Because Multiple Credentials = Higher Salaries

According to the AAPC, “salary data reveals that the more AAPC credentials you carry, the higher your salary.”

This means that acquiring a 2nd credential, could potentially increase your salary by $11,510.

A 3rd credential shows an average increase of $7,244. [Source]

Risk Adjustment CPCO Salary 2nd Credential

Student Reviews: We Love Our Students, And They Love Us

“CCO is the best there is for providing education”

Thank you for providing great lectures, course content and extras! CCO is the best there is for providing education. I've been hooked on CCO since the CPC Blitz helped me pass the CPC exam a few years ago, and I decided then that if I ever took another course to add a credential, it would be with you. The CCO Club is an unbeatable resource, and the coaches are wonderful. Thank you for all you do!

– Michelle S.

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Yes! Please I'd Like to Order The Professional Compliance Officer Course”

I understand I’ll be receiving 9 months online access to the entire Professional Compliance Officer Course” plus access to the BHAT® Cave for a small one-time investment!

PCO Course

$62800
  • One Payment Only
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • BHAT® Cave Included
  • Live Group Coaching Calls
  • Student Support Hub (SSH) Forum Support
  • Private, One-on-One Coaching via Email
  • 1 Welcome Phone Call, 4 Support Phone Calls
  • 9 Months of Access
  • Books/Manuals Not Included.See Required Books Here.

PCO Course (2-Pay Plan)

$34500Today
  • Then $345 in 30 Days
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • BHAT® Cave Included
  • Live Group Coaching Calls
  • Student Support Hub (SSH) Forum Support
  • Private, One-on-One Coaching via Email
  • 1 Welcome Phone Call, 4 Support Phone Calls
  • 9 Months of Access
  • Books/Manuals Not Included.See Required Books Here.

CCO Club Prime

$53400Today
  • Then $43.49 Every 30 Days
  • 24/7 Online Access
  • BHAT® Cave Included
  • Live Group Coaching Calls
  • Student Support Hub (SSH) Forum Support
  • No Email Support
  • No Phone Support
  • Continuous Access While You're a Member
  • Pick a New Course, Blitz & Exam After Completing the Course
  • 80 CEUs Available
  • Books/Manuals Not Included.See Required Books Here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Level of Support

The biggest difference is the level of support. The higher, one-time course pricing includes 9 months of personal, one-on-one email and 5 phone calls (1 welcome call + 4 support calls) with a Certified CCO Coach. You can also post questions inside the Student Support Hub Forums (SSH) and via Group Coaching webinars. As a result, the prices are higher to make up for the coaches time and the increased costs of supporting you throughout the course. This makes it a great fit for students that need more hand-holding or support during their learning experience.

In contrast, CCO Club Prime only provides community support in the Student Support Hub Forums (SSH) and via Group Coaching webinars. There are no phone calls or email support provided with Prime. If you're a self-starter that is resourceful and doesn't require a lot of support, then CCO Club Prime might be a better fit for you.

Length of Access

The higher, one-time course pricing includes 9 months of access. After the 9 months are up, you can sign up to CCO Club Basic to extend your access and shift to Community Support in the Student Support Hub (SSH) Forums.

Prime requires a higher payment to get started, then a smaller monthly fee starting on the 2nd month that continues monthly until canceled. During your enrollment in Prime, you can keep taking new courses while still paying the smaller monthly fee.

If you purchase this course with a private coaching payment plans, you can switch to CCO Club Prime later but you will be required to pay the CCO Club Prime initial payment.

Although this course does not require a textbook or workbook, we do require the separate purchase of the AAPC CPCO Study Guide as an extra tool for exam preparation. Click here to purchase the guide from the AAPC.

No, there are no CEUs included with this course effective Jan 17th, 2019. If you need CEU's, please consider joining the CCO Club. https://www.cco.us/club/

No, this Compliance Office Course does not require or teach any coding concepts.

No. In fact, all AAPC exams contain elements of compliance in them. If you find yourself struggling with compliance or just need a general refresher, this is the perfect course for you.

In addition, compliance is considered a core concept in healthcare so your employer may be willing to purchase the course on your behalf in order to strengthen your knowledge in the area.

Videos can only be played while connected to a high-speed internet connection. We do not allow videos to be downloaded or played offline.
The courses are already complete and live. You can watch them immediately after ordering.
No. You will need to purchase the CPCO exam directly from the AAPC website. We provide a $60 OFF discount code code inside your welcome email that will help reduce the cost of the CPCO exam.
No, all the lessons have been pre-recorded by our Certified Instructor and will be available for replay via any modern internet-enabled device.

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.

System Requirements for Streaming Video

  • 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 devices 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.