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Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) Course
Advance Your Career in Medical Auditing By Becoming CPMA® Certified
The Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) credential is a logical next step for those with strong experience in other areas of healthcare and who are ready to advance their careers in Physician Based Medical Auditing.
Certified Professional Medical Auditor Video Overview
Who’s this CPMA® Course for?
Certified coders with an AAPC recommended minimum two years of experience
Those looking for on-line help in earning their Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) credentials
BHAT™ (pronounced ‘bat') stands for “Bubble, Highlight and Annotate Technique“. This is a proprietary system 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]
About the Certified Professional Medical Auditor Course
Take your career to the next level with the Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) credential. In a physician's office, medical auditing is an essential component of compliant and profitable physician practices. RAC audits, private payer denials and other risk factors are happening more often and physician's are looking for peace of mind and compliance. After all, the risks of being non-compliant with documentation and coding are simply too great.
As a CPMA®, your knowledge of coding and documentation guideline will help improve the revenue cycle of nearly all physician practices.
Our course also includes detailed overviews of relevant legislation, discussion of regulatory fines and penalties, and special tips and techniques for best certification testing results. We incorporate several different styles of learning to assist you in memorizing the crucial information you need to do the job.
Plus, our friendly and supportive staff will give you a constant resource you can rely on every step of the way.
Our Certified Professional Medical Auditing Course includes:
Discussion of key areas of regulations including the Stark Law, the False Claims Act, and more
Overview of regulatory fines and penalties
Corporate Integrity Agreement and PATH audit review
Discussion of specific coding regulations and notifications such as NCCI, OIG Work Plan, etc.
Medical record documentation reminders for E/M, Anesthesia, Surgery, Medicine, etc
Audit abstraction of specific case studies
Review types of audits along with scope analysis and statistical sampling information
Communication of audit outcomes with audit report examples
Much more…keep reading!
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 Certified Professional Medical Auditor Course.
The Certified Professional Medical Auditor Course Includes
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.
Online Video Training
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 Access
We include 9 months of continuous access to the course. If you decide to take a break, you can always return anytime during those 9 months to pick up where you left off.
CPMA Review Blitz
We've included access to the CPMA Review Blitz. This is perfect for refining, refreshing and reviewing the CPMA material in preparation for the AAPC's CPMA exam. We also include important test-taking tips and strategies to help you pass the first exam.
We provide all the slides that are used by the Instructor during the video presentations. This is helpful so you can concentrate on the lectures without worrying about copying slides.
End of Chapter Quizzes
We include a small quiz that you take at the end of each module to get additional practice. This results will go to your coach so you can gain some some feedback and help.
Recorded Group Calls
Remember that weekly student call we mentioned in the other box? You will receive access to our archive of recorded student calls in case you need a quick answer that was previously addressed.
CCO Support & Help
If you still have questions during the course, it's not a problem. Go to the Help Desk Request link in your membership area and ask your coach for assistance.
Student Support Hub
Our Student Support Hub is where students, staff and instructors can meet virtually inside a private discussion area to ask questions or simply chat about course topics and news.
Save $60 on the AAPC Exam Fee
Normally, the AAPC charges $350 to take the CPMA™ Exam. However, when you purchase this course, we will provide a discount that allows you to purchase the exam for only $290.
Save $70 on AAPC Membership
Normally, an AAPC membership costs $150 per year. However, when you purchase this course, we will provide a discount that allows you to purchase a membership for only $80.
CCO Club & Find-A-Code Essentials Now Included
Starting January 1st, 2017, this course now includes access to the CCO ClubandFind-A-Code Essentials. 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 Q&A Webinars, Facebook Events and Support Calls.
FindACode.com is an online database of medical billing codes and information. People use Find-A-Code to assign codes to medical diagnosis and procedures in order to be reimbursed by insurance companies and Medicare. Rather than searching through 10 or more books, Find-A-Code has combined the information into one simple search. You will also have exclusive access to CCO Shared Notes to help you code even faster.
The Certified Professional Medical Auditor Course Contents
CPMA® Core Material
Chapter 1: Video Lecture – Compliance and Regulatory Guidelines
Chapter 1: Video Lecture QandA – General Course Questions
Chapter 1: Video Lecture – Part1 – Compliance and Regulatory- Continued
Chapter 1: Video Lecture – Part 2 – Fraud and Abuse
Chapter 1: Video Lecture – Part 3 – CMS
Chapter 1: Video Lecture Q&A- MP3 – General Course Questions
Chapter 1: Answers – Medical Auditing Training CPMAQuality in Healthcare
Chapter 1: Office of Inspector General PPT Slides
Chapter 1: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services PPT Slides
Chapter 2: Video Lecture – HIPAA and Medical Records
Chapter 2: Video Lecture – Medical Records- Forms and Formats
Chapter 2: Video Lecture – Medical Records- Hightlights from the Manual
CPMA® Core Material
Chapter 2: Medical Record Documentation Forms and Formats PPT Slides
Chapter 3: Video Lecture – Coding and Reimbursement Part 1
Chapter 3: Video Lecture – Coding and Reimbursement Part 2
Chapter 3: Video Lecture – More Examples Part 1
Chapter 3: Video Lecture – More Examples Part 2
Chapter 3: Video Lecture – Part 1- Anesthesia Part 2
Chapter 3: Video Lecture – Part 2- Path and Lab
Chapter 3: Evaluation and Management PPT Slides
Chapter 3: Anesthesia PPT Slides
Chapter 4: Video Lecture MP3 – Audit Process
Chapter 5: Video Lecture – Risk Analysis and Communication
Like many other careers, medical coding professionals need to stay current in their field and all medical coding,billing and auditing certifications have CEU requirements. The number of CEUs required is based on the number of certifications earned.
So, in order for medical coding professionals to maintain their hard-earned credentials, they need to keep up with their medical coding CEUs. This course helps out significantly by including 12.5 CEUs for the already certified.
How Does Our Medical Auditing Course Compare?
Training Modules by AAPC (Yes! We include all of the AAPC's Training Videos from their equivalent course)
Training Modules by CCO
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
4 Months Only
(Add $149.75 for 9 Months)
CPMA Review Blitz ($97 Value)
(Mark up your CPT & ICD-10 Manuals just like ours with these video walkthroughs)
Student Reviews: We Love Our Students, And They Love Us
“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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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In order to remove all risk, we offer a satisfaction guarantee in case you find our Certified Professional Medical Auditor Course isn't a good fit for you or your needs. Simply contact our Help Desk and let them know within the 7 day period.
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