Certified Dermatology Coder (CPCD) Preparation Training Course

Dermatology Coder (CPCD™) Preparation Training Course

Dermatologists specialize in conditions involving the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists can diagnose and treat over 3,000 conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer, to name a few. Growth in employment for skincare specialists is expected to reach 17% from 2019-2029. In addition, administrative needs have grown significantly within solo dermatology practices over the last few years.

This online course is designed for coding professionals who work or wish to work for physicians in dermatology. The course will prepare you for the CPCD certification exam. No other credential is needed to attain this credential. Students will review the common diagnoses, surgical procedures, and evaluation management coding specific to dermatology.

A specialty certification like this is a great way to both establish your coding skills and differentiate yourself within this growing job market.

Training Objectives:

  • Review common dermatology diagnosis codes and conditions.
  • Review CPT® and CMS E/M guidelines.
  • Common procedures performed in dermatology.
  • Discuss the most missed concepts on the CPCD™ certification exam.
  • Practice test that mimics the format and structure of the CPCD™ certification exam.

Training Content:

  • Interactive lectures with exercises.
  • Practice test with operative cases totaling 35 multiple choice questions.

Additional Information

  • Prerequisites: At least two years of experience in dermatology coding. Not meant for individuals with little, limited, or no coding experience.
  • Time requirement: 4 hours, not including additional study time.
  • Approved for 4 CEUs upon successful completion of the course. Valid towards CPC®, CPB, CPMA®, CPPM®, and all specialty credentials except CIRCC. One-time use only.
  • The instructional methods used include online audio/video lectures and an online practice test.
  • Training access available for one (1) year from purchase date.
  • For more course details, Download the Certified Dermatology Coding (CPCD)Training Course Syllabus

Dermatology Coding Course (CPCD Preparation)

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Required Code Books (Not Included)

Required code books may be purchased through AAPC, or through any major bookseller.

Computer Requirements:

Computer Requirements:

High-speed Internet connection and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

AAPC certified members must successfully complete the training within the allotted time frame of one year or less with a score of 70% or higher on the practice test.

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