CPMAs are valuable to healthcare practices and organizations. The quality and profitability of medical practices is contingent upon the accurate and complete clinical documentation of medical records. The risk of being non-compliant with documentation and coding is too great. CPMAs play a key role in keeping healthcare providers compliant with regulatory guidelines and avoidant of fraudulent activity.
The CPMA credential provides an advancement opportunity for medical coding and auditing professionals and has an average salary of $66,886 according to AAPC’s 2018 Salary Survey. This average fluctuates depending on location, years of experience, number of credentials held and the employer type. Click here to calculate the average CPMA salary in your area.
This course is facilitated by an AAPC Certified Instructor and teaches students the principles of medical auditing. With the following course objectives, students will receive the necessary training to sit for the national CPMA examination and gain knowledge of coding and documentation guidelines to improve the revenue cycle of healthcare practices.
- 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
- Identify the purpose of recovery audit contractors and how to prepare for potential RAC audits
- Identify medical record documentation standards and record retention standards
- Identify common errors found in the 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 the steps of the audit process and identify statistical sampling types and factors
- Explain aggregate analysis and when it is useful
- Explain the importance of discussing audit findings with the provider
- Provide practical application of auditing operative reports and evaluation and management services
- Training Dates: Monday & Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Course Supplies: Tuition includes all course books, CPMA examination and 1-Year AAPC Membership
- Prerequisites: Certified CPC, active AAPC Member and 2-3 years medical coding experience is strongly suggested
Registration & Payment Options
Registration for the CPMA course is now open. Click the “Register Here” button at the bottom of the page to access the registration options. Course tuition is $2,240. Register now through May 1st and get 12% off, bringing the course total to $2,000. The maximum course capacity is ten (10) students.
Pay in full or sign up for our payment plan. Select the payment plan option and register with $500 down to reserve your seat. Complete the credit card authorization form noted in your confirmation email to schedule your automatic payment installments. Click the payment plan option to access the detailed payment schedule.
Payment Terms & Conditions. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. If participating in the payment plan, all scheduled payments must be made within three (3) business days of the automated scheduled payment date or participant will be withdrawn from the course. This course is subject to our minimum enrollment requirements policy.