Medical Coding Certification

The Registered Medical Coder (RMC) is an advanced medical coding certification that employers hold to a higher standard. The RMC certification is authorized through the State of GA Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) which requires an annual update exam on the current year’s coding changes (also administered online & included in the annual renewal fee). The RMC training will also prepare you to sit for the CPC Certification test through AAPC. The RMC certification is included in your tuition. If you would like to sit for the CPC exam, you will receive a certificate of completion along with a letter of recommendation from MMI.

Who is this Medical Coding Certification for?

The RMC is specifically geared towards people who are currently in the medical field and want to advance their career in healthcare. Many people who are already in a coding position and want to prove their knowledge and have their certification also take this course. It is important that you have a background and knowledge in anatomy and medical terminology before pursuing a medical coding certification.  Getting an RMC certification will give you opportunities to move up in your career and make you more marketable to current and potential employers.

Learning Objectives

The RMC medical coding certification training program is designed to prepare students to test for the Registered Medical Coder (RMC) certification exam through the Medical Management Institute (MMI). This program is specifically geared towards medical coding for outpatient/physician offices. The training is administered online and begins with the basics identifying the purpose of the CPT®, iCD-10-CM and HCPCS II code systems. Once those topics are established it moves into federal healthcare regulations, audits, compliance and how it all fits within the revenue cycle. This training specifically covers:

  • Coding conventions when assigning ICD-10-CM (diagnoses), CPT® and HCPCS II (procedure) codes
  • Each section of the CPT® manual with an emphasis on terminology, modifier usage, coding guidelines and coding practice
  • Evaluation & Management (E/M) with a detailed focus on levels of service
  • Additional guidance, updates & learning tools on how to apply the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines (officially implemented October 2015)
  • HCPCS Level II with an emphasis on temporary national codes, supplies & DME, modifiers and not medically necessary, routine & non-covered services
  • An overview of the Medicare Program with additional training on special CMS coding rules, billing rules, modifiers and the National Correct Coding Initiative
Course Outline

While the RMC Training & Certification Program is available in an interactive or self-paced training environment, both versions of the training are available online and cover the following content:

  • Introduction to Medical Coding Systems, Healthcare Delivery & Other Revenue Cycle Functions within the Healthcare Arena
  • Introduction & Overview of ICD-10-CM (Diagnosis) in Comparison to ICD-9
  • ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines & Conventions
  • General CPT® (Procedural) Coding Overview, Guidelines & Conventions
  • CPT® Evaluation and Management
  • CPT® Modifier
  • In Depth Look at Each CPT® Code Range
  • HCPCS Coding System (Emphasis on Level II)
  • Federal Healthcare Regulations, Laws & Sentencing Guidelines, Audits and Compliance in Revenue Cycle
  • Medicare Rules and Regulations
  • OIG Compliance & OIG Work Plan
  • Simulated Practice Exam (Unlimited attempts)
  • RMC Certification Exam (2 attempts)

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About the Instructor

The RMC Training & Certification Program was created by MMI’s team of seasoned & certified instructors.

The interactive version of the training is led through live webinars each week by MMI’s Chief Training Officer, Ms. Dari Bonner, RMC. Ms. Bonner has more than 22 years of healthcare consulting & project management experience, with her areas of expertise in both the public & private sector, hospitals, outpatient service centers and large & small physician practices.

Required Textbooks

Medical Coding Certification Book Requirement

  1. CPT® Professional Edition (current year), AMA Publisher
  2. ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians (current year)
  3. HCPCS Level II (current year)

These textbooks are not included but are available to purchase through MMI at a discounted rate when enrolling in the program.

Prerequisites

At MMI, we want to make sure that you have a successful learning experience, which is why in order to sign up for the Registered Medical Coder (RMC) medical coding certification and training, you must have previously completed a Minimum of 10 hours of training related to Anatomy & Terminology.

If you currently need the 10 hours of training related to Anatomy and Terminology, The Anatomy & Terminology course is available to purchase through MMI at a discounted rate when enrolling in the program.

Online Training Format

The Registered Medical Coder (RMC) Training Program is administered completely online through MMI’s password-protected, user-friendly learning platform. The training is available in either an interactive or self-paced training environment, both of which are available online and cover the same training content.

Self-Paced: The self-paced version is ideal for students who prefer an independent training environment, preferably with an existing background in medical coding and/or billing. This version of the training is completely online and go at your own speed, where you are given up to 6 months to access the training. This version of the program consists of online reading material, practice exams and instructor support via email/phone. Upon enrolling in the program, you will be given access to the password-protected learning site to begin training at your convenience.

Interactive: The interactive version is ideal for students who are new to medical coding and/or billing, and those who prefer a fast-paced, instructor-led training environment. The interactive version of the training is 12 weeks long, instructor-led and completely online. This version of the program simulates a live training environment through weekly webinars with the instructor, where you are able to discuss the homework assignments live with your assigned instructor and classmates. This training consists of online reading material and practice exams as well as pre-recorded training videos & online group discussion boards for additional interaction & engagement. Along with the webinars, which are recorded in case you are unable to attend, instructor support is also available via email and phone. Upon enrolling in the program, you will be given access to the password-protected learning site to begin training on the assigned start date (generally, a start date occurs on the first Monday of each month).

General Online Training Format

With either version of the training, you will have an account created upon enrolling in the program, which will allow you to begin training online. The platform includes group discussion, engaging reading material and interactive learning tools consisting of practice exams & e-flashcards to test your knowledge and progress throughout. Additionally, this training includes instructor support via email/phone, so you will have access to MMI’s network of certified instruction staff throughout your studies.

Upon completion of the training program, you will be given access to the Registered Medical Coder (RMC) medical coding certification exam, proctored online through MMI’s learning platform. The results will be available immediately upon submitting the exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will officially be a Registered Medical Coder (RMC) and member of the Medical Management Institute. You will be mailed the RMC certificate and membership card, and you will receive the benefits of an MMI membership for one year.

Payment Plan & Group Rates

Interest-free payment plan options are available through MMI & Paypal.

Payment Plan through Paypal:

If you would like to set up a payment plan through Paypal, you can do so at the check-out page by following the instructions below:

  1. Select the “Checkout with Paypal” button after placing training in cart
  2. Log in with your PayPal account (or create a new one)
  3. Select the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page

Payment Plan through MMI:

Contact an MMI Representative to set up an interest-free payment plan through the Medical Management Institute. Typically, a down payment of $250 is required where the remaining balance is paid off over 5 months (processed on the 15th of each month following).

Group Rates:

Discounted rates are available upon request for groups of 3+. Contact us to get started.