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COC Course Let me take you to that page.

https://www.cco.us/certified-outpatient-coder-coc-course-exam-preparation

Alicia: Laureen, can you explain. I know there are some questions going up about this COC, can you let them know what that qualifies you to do because there’s a little bit of confusion, I think, with them.

Laureen: Yeah. The “H” in the former CPC-H credential (now referred to as COC) is for those that want to work in an outpatient hospital setting. On the sales page that we have here, here’s a special, but I want to show you a graphic that we pulled the information from the AAPC salary survey. CPCs get paid well for – consider you don’t really have to have a college education. You just need to be a certified coder. Even coders who aren’t certified still make a decent salary not as much as certified. But look at the COC difference.

Alicia: Mind you when she says outpatient, she’s talking surgery centers and they pop up all over the place, guys. These are gastric bypass centers, weight loss centers. People that do just orthopedic work, stuff like that. Right, Laureen?

Laureen: Yes, that would be included, absolutely. Now, it’s not to say that these centers won’t hire CPCs, but for whatever reason when the salary survey is done and people have that “H”, they are earning increased salary. Can I get both credentials? Absolutely. I mean, it can get a little ridiculous, you can have too many what I call, Girl Scout badges; but CPC, COC looks very impressive. The CPC, if you’re in the know, tells that person that you are proficient at ICD and CPT coding for physician and outpatient from that perspective. The “H” tells that person that you know that plus the reimbursement aspect of outpatient stuff. You understand outpatient perspective payment systems and information like that.

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So, this course is basically about 24 chapters. You can come on this page and look at all the details but half of it is on coding and half of it is in reimbursement. So, if you are already an existing CPC or you’ve taken our course, you can waive half. But the deal is, everything is from the AAPC. That’s up. We add our own little touch. I add my own videos. The course is uploaded,we’ve already gotten enrollments, but my videos aren’t up yet and I’m working on that. We’ve been having construction done at my home, so I hope to get my studio back to make some more videos.

Alicia: Right. And in the past, you had to be a CPC before you get another – like in COC; it’s not like that anymore. That’s a good change, isn’t it?

Laureen: That is true for the specialties.

Alicia: Right.

Laureen: But the COC is considered a core credential like the CPC. So, you could get it on its own before but… So, that’s about the “H.”

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About the Author:

Laureen Jandroep
CPC, COC, CPPM, CPC-I.,Sr. Instructor for CCO.us. Resides in southern New Jersey with her husband of over 20 years Anthony and four children. They are active parents and spend most of their time these days just being parents which they love.

3 Comments

  1. Kim35 June 18, 2013 at 1:31 am - Reply

    I am interested in purchasing your CPC Review Videos (blitz) but I was wondering if it covers the CPC-H exam. I finish my online course last December and took the exam last March. I was pretty lax in doing my review… In fact, I didn’t get to start reviewing until the last week before the exam. Needless to say, I didn’t make it on my first try. I only got 66%, which actually wasn’t too bad considering that I didn’t get to finish the exam. I was only able to answer 110 Qs and didn’t get to read the last 40 Qs. My worst enemy is the time… I am so meticulous that I tend to over think and spend much time on each question than I should. I was wondering if your videos could help me improve my speed. I am planning to retake the exam before the year ends but I work full time and just don’t have much time to study.

    • Laureen
      Laureen June 26, 2013 at 11:20 am - Reply

      Hi Kim,

      No a 66 is a good score these days and pretty typical for the first try. The Blitz videos will help you prepare for all but the reimbursement questions and I highly reccomend them. I have in my queue to do a Blitz add on to cover that aspect of the “h” exam. In the meantime you can either take our CPC-H course or use the AAPC CPC-H study guide.

      Best wishes!

  2. Laureen
    Laureen July 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Please note this is an older blog post and the special pricing mentioned in this post is not longer available. To see current pricing go to this page http://go.cco.us/facility-based-coding-course

    And also note the credential CPC-H has been changed to COC for Certified Outpatient Coder as of 1/1/2015.

    Happy coding!

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