New to Medical Coding

Resource on where to start when you are new to medical coding.

How to become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) Through AAPC ?

Step #1

Prepare for Certification

Step #2

Pass the Certification Exam

Step #3

Congratulations! You are certified!

What is the big deal About the CPC® Exam?

The CPC® exam is a complex 150 question 5 hours and 40 minutes multiple choice exam.  You need to answer 105 of the questions correct to pass. Even the most savvy test takers find difficulty with the exam, because several of the testing questions are very long, and if you don’t have a keen understanding of the coding guidelines and a testing technique, the average student is likely not to finish the exam.   You will find most CPC® exam takers take the exam more than once.  Fortunately, AAPC permits two tries for one exam price.

What makes AMCI Different than the others? ®

The answer is simple, we make everything easy.    The way we instruct enables anyone to learn how to code.  Give us 6 months, and your best effort, then you will have a 95% chance of passing the CPC exam on your first or second attempt.  Click the button below to see what some of our exam passers have to say about their AMCI experience.

How Does AMCI Do it? 

We teach you how to code and simultaneously prepare you to take the CPC® exam.  After our course, you should be ready to sit for the CPC® exam.  We are a one stop coding preparation institution.  Led by AAPC certified instructors and AAPC licensed curriculum combined with our own trademarked Test Taking Techniques (TTT™), we teach you to become a forensic coder.  A forensic coder is one of the most highly skilled coder you can become.   The best part, anyone who applies themselves can pass the CPC® exam with AMCI curriculum. 

We have a comprehensive course great for coding beginners called the Accelerator Guided Course.  The course is an online course where we guide you through 3 types of code set instruction during weekly live webinar classes.  You can take our classes anywhere, at home, work, or anywhere as long as we have your undivided attention.  During these classes, you will have continuous interaction with your instructors who are CPC® Certified and AMCI trained alumni:

I.   Anatomy & Physiology/Medical Terminology

II.  ICD-10-CM

III.  CPT – Coding

​After finishing the 3 guided classes, students complete their instruction by navigating the online course at their own pace.  Additionally, students go to group study classes (with live instructors), take our simulated CPC® exam called the Mid Month Mock Exam (MMM™), Go to the AMCI Boot Camp, then are ready to sit for the CPC® exam.  If further clarification is needed on the more complex coding chapters, students have the option to attend our advanced instructional classes: Facts to Remember Class (FTR™) a CPT guideline class, or attend our Advanced CHUN™ Class, instruction from our Annotated CPT’s perspective.    At AMCI we tailor our teaching to reach all learning styles (Visual, Auditory, and Tactile ) and all levels of learners too.  

​All of these classes mentioned are included in your tuition.

Ready to get started?  Click the Red Button below to get registered for the Instructor Guided Accelerator Course one of the most effective and successful online medical courses in the industry.

How Does AMCI Help me After I pass the CPC® Exam?

After you pass the CPC ® exam AAPC will send you a letter indicating the number of Continuing Educational Units (CEU) you are required to obtain to keep your certification active.  Currently, the maximum required is 36 CEUs every two years.  Failure to obtain the CEUs will result in the loss of your CPC® Certification.  AMCI gives all actistudents an opportunity to earn up to 36 CEUs immediately after passing the CPC® exam.  As an AMCI Alumni, if you join our Alumni Facebook Group, you will receive free CEU opportunities every February and July.  Also, in our Alumni group, we over job readiness assistance such as resumes, Lunch and Learn webinars, and we pos internship and job leads.

I have more Questions where is your FAQ?

Questions about AMCI?

Please call   412-212-8327 or fill out our online contact form.