What is the CPC Course?
The CPC Course is designed to teach students how to medical code for professionals (physicians), prepare for the CPC® certification exam through AAPC, and how to take the exam at a rapid pace. Upon completion students should be prepared to test for the CPC® exam. No other courses should be necessary.
How long does the CPC Course take to complete?
If taken independently, If the student invests 20 hours per week toward study, this course can be completed in 8 to 16 weeks. If taken Guided, this course can be completed in 20 weeks. However the average AMCI student completes the course in 6 to 8 months. Our Independent Course is a self-paced course, and can be started and completed at any time. Our Guided Course is offered only in January and May annually.
How much is the CPC Course?
The course is $1900.00 for one year’s access.
What books are needed for the CPC course?
The required text books needed to complete the Course are as follows: Current year ICD-10-CM , HCPCS Level II, and CPT – AMA professional edition. The AAPC PMCC Manual, and the AMCI Test Taking Techniques Manual. The descriptions of the texts are listed within your course, and there is a link directing you to purchase through the AAPC website at a special discounted rate.
Can I begin the course without books?
Yes you can. The readings for the first two modules are provided. This should allow enough time to order your texts.
Where can I find the student testimonials and reviews?
Can AMCI help me remove my CPC-A?
Yes, upon completion of the course, you will receive 80 Credit hours of coding education equal to 1 year experience. Also, AMCI has an internship program that can satisfy the 2nd year requirement and receive up to 2 years experience to completely remove your CPC-A.
In the AMCI Coding Company as intern, is this remote, and do we obtain “real world” experience?
At this time, we are working on new contracts, and will announce them when they become available
I am ready to sign up where do I sign up?
Register for our CPC course here.
I am new to coding. Is the CPC Course for Me?
Yes, the CPC course is designed for new coding students as well as seasoned students. You have the option to take our Guided course. The course begins with Introduction to Medical coding and l the instructors guide you through the course and address more of the basic questions within the instruction. You also have weekly classes where you can engage with the instructors.
I am a seasoned coding student is the CPC Course for Me?
Absolutely, the CPC Course is designed for all students. You are not required to complete modules in the order presented. We understand that some students have time constraints, and only need to focus on certain areas. This course is very friendly to seasoned coding students, however, our less expensive FastTrack Course may be more suitable for you.
Can I get a refund for my CPC course?
AMCI does not offer refunds. We price our course at the lowest possible price. We believe this is in the best interest of our students.
How does AMCI produce large numbers of exam passers ?
Our Courses, train students to solve coding scenarios quickly and efficiently, and ultimately speeds up the student’s test-taking time on the CPC exam. Our comprehensive courses have the AMCI Test Taking Techniques integrated within the curriculum. Students participate in specialized webinar-based group studies available 3 times a week with low teacher-student ratios, unlimited timed Mid Month Mock exams, AMCI App (all access) for study on the go, and having the ability to network and support other AMCI students in our private Facebook group.
What other benefits do I receive as an AMCI student?
The AMCI Course offers student discounts for AAPC memberships and CPC Exams. You will also receive a certificate of completion worth 80 credit hours equal to 1 year experience toward the removal of your CPC-A, and receive a free course to earn 36 CEUs after passing the CPC exam. The Course through the group study enables you to have one on one contact with the instructors in the group studies, because of the low student/teacher, this is very beneficial and practical for students who have questions, and our Accelerator students receive priority placement in AMCI Corporation’s Coding company where you receive experience.
Are the Play Backs of the lectures available in the Accelerator Course?
Yes playbacks are available in the CPC Course only.
How long would it be for you to get the 80 hours?
The independent course (at your own pace) designed to be completed in 8 to 16 weeks. We have students that complete the course in 4 weeks and others in 12 months. It all depends on the effort that you put into the course.
Is the CPC Course guaranteed to remove the “A” status from the CPC?
The CPC course does not remove the A, but provides you 80 credit hours (1 year toward the removal of the A). You will have to enroll in our internship program for complete removal.
What additional fees will I incur other than the Monthly Tuition Subscription?
The additional fees will be for your Text books/coding manuals, and the fees required by AAPC to take the exam: Membership 90.00 and 325.00 (discounted for accelerated course students).
How can I get experience after passing the CPC exam to remove my CPC-A?
Complete the Accelerator course, and you will receive priority as an intern at the Absolute Medical Revenue Cycle Management billing/coding company. When opportunities are available, and are alumni Facebook group posts entry level jobs, and internships on a weekly basis.
As an AMCI intern do I get paid? Is there an opportunity to become hired?
Currently, the internships are not paid, you must volunteer 8 hours per week. This internship can provide you with experience toward 100% removal your CPC-A (apprentice status). Yes there are opportunities to become hired for those who excel in the position, and we only hire AMCI grads.
Can I intern/work in the AMCI billing/coding company remotely?
Yes, if available and all of our positions are remote.
I recently signed up for the AMCI course and I was wondering how would I get credit through AAPC?
All you do is submit the certificate of completion to the removal department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the complete instructions: https://www.aapc.com/apprentice/applied-experience.aspx
Is the CPC Course a good course for me to begin?
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What does the CPC Course offer?
We offer specialized group studies Monday and Wednesday to our accelerated students. The Accelerator Course offers many more perks:
AMCI Test taking techniques are integrated throughout your instruction
80 credit hrs toward 1 yr experience for removal of the CPC-A (Apprentice)
Unlimited Free Mid Month Mock Exam s (MMM™
Unlimited Free AMCI CPC Exam Prep Boot Camp
Attend AMCI Advanced Courses
AAPC discounts on books, exams, etc.
Upon Passing the CPC® exam you will be provided an opportunity to earn 36 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
How do I obtain more information about the group study?
Group Study links are found in the CPC course. To register, go to the Student Resource Center. Keep in mind you will have to register each week for the webinars you’d like to attend.
Will the Flip/TAP webinar be included in the CPC Course?
Unfortunately, NO. The Flip/TAP webinar is available for purchase on AMCI website, but it is not needed if you are enrolled in the Guided Course, because Flip/TAP is included in your instruction.
How do I get AAPC student discounts?
After enrollment, you are prompted to provide us with your AAPC member or free registration number, then we add you to our AAPC website, this entitles your to click on the AAPC purchase link in your course and receive discounts.
I want to cancel. Can I come back?
You have 3 months to re-enroll and continue where you left off. Contact customer service to make sure you have the instructions to cancel your Paypal subscriptions.
Do CPC Course students get the TTT?
All Students must purchase the TTT. Boot Camp Students receive a free TTT.
How do I get the student discounts for AAPC membership and CPC® exam?
You can find the AAPC link in both the Purchase Texts module and the Student Resource Center.
I paid for my membership renewal of $150.00. I did call and tell AAPC that I was a member of your program and that I would get the discount. They said they never heard of this program and I had to pat the 150. Can you help me get a refund for the difference?
It is imperative that you follow the instructions in your course. There is a link to purchase all the necessary AAPC products related to this course. I will refer your request over to our admin department to see if they can provide a letter. Please take a moment to review your course from top to bottom.
Can I earn CEU’s prior to passing the CPC® Exam?
Absolutely No. AAPC has a strict policy that CEUs can only be earned after certification.
I need help with changing my username and payment method with my Accelerated Course subscription.
You’ll have to do that in your change settings in your PayPal
What is the differences between the CPC Course and PMCC?
The differences between PMCC and AMCI CPC Course:
PMCC students receive the full PMCC curriculum
It is the official AAPC curriculum
PMCC students study from the PMCC manual.
PMCC is more comprehensive than the Official CPC certification Study guide.
PMCC students have access to Mrs. Jay, she mentors them one Saturday a week.
The classes are much smaller and personable.
PMCC students get unlimited Boot Camps for 1 year.
PMCC Students attend all paid webinars for free. i.e. Flip /TAP, CHUN, MMM (Mid Month Mocks)
PMCC Students receive a lap top, PMCC students Books, Exams & Memberships are included.
PMCC students receive the AMCI guarantee of exam pass or receive 2 free exam retakes