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Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam Preparation

Become a Certified Professional Medical Coder

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Ready to make an immediate impact at your medical practice? Become a certified professional medical coder! The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) credential is the gold standard for medical coding. Can you (or your biller) pass the test?

The University of Denver's Center for Professional Development, in partnership with Physicians' Ally Inc., will offer certification prep courses online. Learn how to code correctly, with a strong foundation in diagnostic coding using ICD-10, and bring immediate value back to your practice.

Designed for working professionals

  • Delivered online to fit your schedule
  • Self-paced knowledge check with each class, graded by the instructor
  • Exam preparation workshop prior to the certification exam 

Affordable pricing
Discounts are available for DU faculty, staff, and alumni.  Student discounts are also available for both DU and non-DU students.  See course registration page for more information and discount codes.

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Course Description

This course provides the knowledge to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders' (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) Exam. The CPC credential is the gold standard for medical coding. A CPC is critical to compliance and the profitable operation of medical practices since codes determine 100% of the revenue to the provider. As a CPC, you'll know how to assign the correct diagnosis (ICD-10), procedure (CPT®), and supply (HCPCS Level II) codes. Mastering medical coding is attainable and provides the basic foundation of career advancement in the field of medical administration.

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Code any medical specialty
  • Apply course content to work in a medical practice
  • Increase value to their professional practice
  • Improve their career possibilities

60 CE Hours

June 3, 2021 – November 18, 2021
Enrollment Deadline July 15. 2021
This course is offered in an online, asynchronous format




Marcia L. Brauchler, MPH, FACMPE, CPC-P, COC, CPC-I, CPHQ is the Founder and President of Physicians' Ally, Inc., a health-care consulting and concierge billing firm in Denver, Colorado. She advises physicians and practice administrators on managed care contracts, reimbursement, coding, and compliance. Her prior experience includes working with non-profit HMO operations management, hospital administration, and as the Executive Director of several Colorado Independent Practice Associations. Ms. Brauchler is a published author on contract negotiations, compliance regulations, coding issues, Medigap standardization, and marketing physician practices. 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). Ms. Brauchler 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.


Certificate of Completion

Students who successfully meet course requirements will receive a non-credit certificate of completion from University of Denver. 

Additional Required Materials

Students will be required to purchase a book ($229.99 AAPC Members; $249.99 Non Members). As well as the optional purchase of an AAPC Membership ($175.00) and Exam (must be an AAPC Member to take the Exam, $399). Books, memberships, and more information can be found on the AAPC website.



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