Certificate in Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Exam Voucher Included) Online Course

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Certificate in Certified Professional Medical Auditor (Exam Voucher Included) Online Course

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CPMA teaches principles of medical auditing and prepares you for the CPMA certification exam

This online training course covers medical record standards and documentation guidelines allowing them to confidently communicate with providers. Coding and documentation compliance are key to a successful practice.  This course arms the certified medical auditor with information to assist in improvements for documentation compliance within the practice.

Coding and reimbursement concepts assist in a smooth work flow from scheduling the patient visit to the practice being paid for the visit.  Understanding these concepts reduce overhead and reduce turnaround time for payment of services, thereby increasing the financial well-being of a practice.

Medical record abstraction helps identify risk areas to a practice.  Understanding what a provider documents and what will improve the provider’s documentation are key to compliance.  Learning how to communicate information back to a provider improves this process. Understanding audit scope and statistical sampling methods and category risk analysis help identify where a compliance office can focus and receive the most benefit from audits.

This course prepares an experienced coder to improve the financial well-being as well as the compliance of provider practices.

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

Upon completion of this program you will:

  • Define fraud and abuse and explain regulatory guidelines for key regulations 
  • Explain the impact of the OIG Work Plan and Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) 
  • List the elements of compliance plans and identify potential compliance risk areas 
  • Identify National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) and Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) risk areas 
  • Explain the HIPAA privacy rule, including details on protected health information, minimum necessary, sharing of information, and enforcement 
  • Identify medical record documentation standards and record retention standards 
  • Identify common errors found in documentation for evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology and laboratory, and medicine services 
  • Explain the types of audits and the resources required for audits 
  • Define steps of the audit process and identify statistical sampling types and factors 
  • Explain the importance of discussing audit findings with the provider

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of this program you will be prepared for the AAPC Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) exam. The registration fee for the exam, AAPC membership, and CPMA practice exams are included with this program.

Certification Exam

  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)
  • Compliance and Regulatory Guidelines including:
    • Fraud and Abuse
    • Federal False Claims Act
    • Anti-Kickback Law
    • Stark Law
    • Exclusion Statute
    • Civil Monetary Penalties Law
    • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Medical Record Documentation Standards
    • HIPAA Privacy Regulations
    • Types and components of medical records
    • Accreditation standards
  • Coding and Reimbursement Concepts
    • CPT® Guidelines
    • Evaluation and Management
    • Anesthesia
    • Surgery
    • Radiology
    • Pathology and Laboratory
    • Medicine including chemotherapy, psychotherapy, physical therapy
    • Modifiers
    • Diagnosis coding and medical necessity
    • Physicians at Teaching Hospital (PATH) Guidelines
  • Auditing
    • Auditing process
    • Statistical sampling, utilization review, RAT-STATs
  • Risk Analysis and Communication
    • Validation of audit results
    • Analysis and report of audit findings
    • Communicating audit results
  • Practical Expertise
    • Practical audit skills utilizing cases for practical application
  • Final Exam

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.    Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.    How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.  When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.  

3.    What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

4.    Do I have to buy additional materials?

No 

5.    Can I get financial assistance?

Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid.  In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.  Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

6.    What happens when I complete the program? 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.  In addition, you will receive an exam voucher for the Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) Certification Exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

7.    Am I guaranteed a job?
Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases.  We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job.  Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program.  Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

8.    Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction.  The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance.  All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

9.    What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet.  You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer.  You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time.  We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

10.    Can I use a Mac?

Yes

11.    When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment.  You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: 
 Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12.    Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) Certification Exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). You will receive an exam voucher and AAPC membership after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

 

About this Course

CPMA teaches principles of medical auditing and prepares you for the CPMA certification exam

This online training course covers medical record standards and documentation guidelines allowing them to confidently communicate with providers. Coding and documentation compliance are key to a successful practice.  This course arms the certified medical auditor with information to assist in improvements for documentation compliance within the practice.

Coding and reimbursement concepts assist in a smooth work flow from scheduling the patient visit to the practice being paid for the visit.  Understanding these concepts reduce overhead and reduce turnaround time for payment of services, thereby increasing the financial well-being of a practice.

Medical record abstraction helps identify risk areas to a practice.  Understanding what a provider documents and what will improve the provider’s documentation are key to compliance.  Learning how to communicate information back to a provider improves this process. Understanding audit scope and statistical sampling methods and category risk analysis help identify where a compliance office can focus and receive the most benefit from audits.

This course prepares an experienced coder to improve the financial well-being as well as the compliance of provider practices.

This program is entirely online and is completed at your own pace. When you register, you receive six (6) months to complete this program.

Upon completion of this program you will:

  • Define fraud and abuse and explain regulatory guidelines for key regulations 
  • Explain the impact of the OIG Work Plan and Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs) 
  • List the elements of compliance plans and identify potential compliance risk areas 
  • Identify National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) and Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) risk areas 
  • Explain the HIPAA privacy rule, including details on protected health information, minimum necessary, sharing of information, and enforcement 
  • Identify medical record documentation standards and record retention standards 
  • Identify common errors found in documentation for evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology and laboratory, and medicine services 
  • Explain the types of audits and the resources required for audits 
  • Define steps of the audit process and identify statistical sampling types and factors 
  • Explain the importance of discussing audit findings with the provider

Course Fast Facts:

  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work at your own pace in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing offline
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

Course Delivery

Upon enrolment, an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of this program you will be prepared for the AAPC Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) exam. The registration fee for the exam, AAPC membership, and CPMA practice exams are included with this program.

Certification Exam

  • Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®)
  • Compliance and Regulatory Guidelines including:
    • Fraud and Abuse
    • Federal False Claims Act
    • Anti-Kickback Law
    • Stark Law
    • Exclusion Statute
    • Civil Monetary Penalties Law
    • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Medical Record Documentation Standards
    • HIPAA Privacy Regulations
    • Types and components of medical records
    • Accreditation standards
  • Coding and Reimbursement Concepts
    • CPT® Guidelines
    • Evaluation and Management
    • Anesthesia
    • Surgery
    • Radiology
    • Pathology and Laboratory
    • Medicine including chemotherapy, psychotherapy, physical therapy
    • Modifiers
    • Diagnosis coding and medical necessity
    • Physicians at Teaching Hospital (PATH) Guidelines
  • Auditing
    • Auditing process
    • Statistical sampling, utilization review, RAT-STATs
  • Risk Analysis and Communication
    • Validation of audit results
    • Analysis and report of audit findings
    • Communicating audit results
  • Practical Expertise
    • Practical audit skills utilizing cases for practical application
  • Final Exam

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

1.    Can I register for programs if I am an international student?
Yes, because Our programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school.  Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2.    How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.  When you register, you’ll receive six (6) months to complete the program.  

3.    What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

4.    Do I have to buy additional materials?

No 

5.    Can I get financial assistance?

Our courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid.  In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.  Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

6.    What happens when I complete the program? 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.  In addition, you will receive an exam voucher for the Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) Certification Exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

7.    Am I guaranteed a job?
Our programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases.  We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job.  Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program.  Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

8.    Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction.  The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance.  All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

9.    What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet.  You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer.  You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time.  We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

10.    Can I use a Mac?

Yes

11.    When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment.  You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: 
 Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12.    Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) Certification Exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). You will receive an exam voucher and AAPC membership after successful completion of the program and financial obligation.

 

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007GES166
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 months to complete this program
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 80 Hours

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