Medical Billing: Certified Professional Coder


Course Details

  • Course Code: CPD-0219_2810477
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: Self-Paced
  • Places Left: 30
  • Waitlist Places Left: 0
  • Fee: $2000
Medical Billing: Certified Professional Coder

Online, Asynchronous
Access to course content will open on October 7, 2024 for anyone registered prior to this date.
Enrolled students will have access to complete the course for one year from date of enrollment.

Interested in a rising healthcare career that doesn’t require an additional degree? Looking for a way to boost your earnings and explore remote and flexible work? Medical coding might be the perfect fit for you!

Our 20-week online course provides you with all the knowledge you need to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders' (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) Exam. Medical coding is the foundation for the operation of medical practices, and the CPC credential is the gold standard for professional coding.

Students who have completed this course and taken the CPC exam have shown a 100% pass rate. Our course is taught by local industry experts with real-life experience, and features insights from practicing physicians in the Denver metro area. Complete at your own pace, with access to live, hands-on support throughout the course, and receive career mentoring as you approach completion and prepare for your exam. You will have access to all course materials for up to a year after completion, to ensure you have everything needed to study for and pass the CPC Exam, and move into a role as a professional coder.

The CPC program is offered in partnership with Physicians’ Ally

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Code diagnosis, procedure, and supply in any medical specialty
  • Apply course content to your work in a medical practice
  • Increase value to your professional practice
  • Improve your career opportunities
This course satisfies the AAPC required hours for coding instruction for a CPC.

Cost: $2000
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff) and Military: 10% off - code: CPDDU10
Students: 15% off - code: CPDDU15

Additional Costs:

Students will be required to purchase books and AAPC Membership. The cost of the exam is separate (must be an AAPC member to take the exam). Books and membership prices are set by AAPC & subject to change. 2025 Exam Book Bundle: Books ($244.99 AAPC Members; $269.99 Non-Members); AAPC Membership ($210.00) and Exam ($399.00). More information can be found on the AAPC website.

Please do not purchase your books until you have spoken with an instructor for guidance.

Marcia L. Brauchler
, MPH, FACMPE, CPC-P, COC, CPC-I, CPHQ is the Founder and President of Physicians' Ally, Inc. She advises physicians and practice administrators on managed care contracts, reimbursement, coding, and compliance. She earned her B.S. in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of California at Los Angeles and in 2014, she received her Fellowship (FACMPE) in the American College of Medical Practice Executives from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). She is a licensed instructor with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), a member of the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), and has been a governor appointee to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Strategic Task Force for statewide health reform and the Board of the State’s Uninsurable Health Insurance Plan.

Melissa McHugh
earned her B.S. in Consumer Science from the Colorado State University and her CPC in 2019. Since 2015, she has been assisting with the CPC Exam Prep Course. She is currently and account executive at Physicians’ Ally, assisting practices with defining and improving their reimbursement and coding research.

Online Course Format:
Access to course content will begin on October 7, 2024. The enrollment window for this course will close on April 14, 2025, to ensure all students have adequate time to complete the course. Students can expect to have access to course content in Canvas, University of Denver’s online learning platform, on the aforementioned course start date, or within one week of enrollment, whichever is later. Information about accessing Canvas will be sent to students after enrollment. Enrolled students will have access to complete the course for one year.


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