Certified Professional Medical Auditor Course
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Certified Professional Medical Auditor Course

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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
  • 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.

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]

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!

The Certified Professional Medical Auditor Course Includes

The Certified Professional Medical Auditor Course Contents

CPMA® Core Material

  • Module 01: The Role of the Medical Record Auditor

  • Module 02: Compliance in the Medical Practice

  • Module 03: Regulatory Guidance

  • Module 04: Documentation Basics

  • Module 05: The Medical Record

  • Module 06: Clinical Documentation Improvement

  • Module 07: Auditing Fundamentals

  • Module 08: Auditing Evaluation and Management Services

  • Module 09: Auditing the Office Medical Record

  • Module 10: No Lecture Required

  • Module 11: No Lecture Required

  • Module 12: The Surgical Medical Record

  • Module 13: Auditing Diagnostic Radiology Services And Physical Therapy Professional Services

Auditing Exercises

  • Auditing Exercise 1 – Gastrointestinal Office

  • Auditing Exercise 2 – Orthopedics Office

  • Auditing Exercise 3 – Family Practice Office

  • Auditing Exercise 4 – Primary Care Hospital

  • Auditing Exercise 5 – General Surgery Office

  • Auditing Exercise 6 – General Surgery Hospital

  • Auditing Exercise 7 – Pulmonary Office

  • Auditing Exercise 8 – Cardiology Hospital

  • Auditing Exercise 9 – Hemophilia Office

  • Auditing Exercise 10 Surgery

  • Auditing Exercise 11 – Radiology

Bonus Case Studies & Forms

  • Bonus Case Study – Hypertension Followup

  • Bonus Case Study – Refractory Anemia

  • Bonus Case Study – Overactive Bladder

  • Bonus Case Study – Pneumocephalus

  • Bonus Case Study – Non-Small Cell Carcinoma

  • Bonus Case Study – Psychiatric Services

  • Appendix D-Sample Business Associate Agreement

  • Documentation Guidelines for Evaluation and Management Services

  • CMS Audit Tool

  • NAMAS Surgerical Auditing Tool

  • TrailBlazers CMS Audit tool

  • Form 1: Detailed Review Analysis

  • Form 2: E-M Summary Report

  • Form 3: EM Audit Tool #1

  • Form 4: EM Audit Tool #2

Bonus Forms and Documents

  • Form 5: EM Worksheet

  • Form 6: Audit Tool OB

  • Form 7: Surgery Audit Tool

  • Form 8: Surgery Analysis and Summary Report

  • Form 9: Surgery Detailed Analysis

  • Form 10: Audit Tool Orthopedics

  • Form 11: General Multi System Audit Worksheet

  • Form 12: Pulmonary Audit Worksheet

  • Form 13: Radiology Audit Worksheet

  • Form 14: Radiology Detailed Analysis

  • Form 15: Radiology Analysis Sample

  • Form 16: Radiology Summary Report

  • Form 17: Radiology Summary Report Sample

  • Form 18: Surgical Chart Auditing Worksheet

  • Form 19: Physical Therapy Audit Tool

How Does Our Medical Auditing Course Compare?



Training Modules by CCO
Lecture Format Slides (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
Length of Access 9 Months 4 Months Only
(Add $149.75 for 9 Months)
CPMA Review Blitz
($135 Value)
BHAT® Cave

(Mark up your CPT & ICD-10 Manuals just like ours)

Live Student Support Calls
Student Support Hub
Personal Coach
Monthly Q&A Webinar
Payment Plans Available
Price $1,429
(9 Months Access)
$1095 (4 Months Access)
$1,244 (9 Months Access)

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.
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
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

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  • 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
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  • Then 3 Payments of $392 Every 30 Days
  • 24/7 Instant, Online Access
  • Self-Paced Video Training
  • Medical Auditing Review Blitz
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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/

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 Course 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.
This is answered by JoAnne on a video further up on this page.

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 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.