The Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) Exam Review – ICD-10  is an online course designed to prepare you for the CIC Certification Exam offered by AAPC. The CIC, first offered in 2014, is an inpatient medical coding certification and the only certification dedicated exclusively to inpatient facility coding.

The CIC Exam Review – ICD-10 provides an overview of the exam content including coding and abstracting information from the medical record for ICD-10-CM, as well as specialized payment knowledge in MS-DRGs and Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS). The CIC Exam Review – ICD-10 is self-directed and provides valuable study and test-taking strategies.

The CIC Exam Review is slated to be released in Spring 2018. To be notified when the CIC Exam Review is available, click here.

Tuition: $249

Online Flexibility! Work at your own pace; save time and travel costs.

Note:  For students who require in-depth inpatient coder training as well as preparation for the CIC Exam, please refer to our Medical Coder Career Program – Inpatient Coding 

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The CIC Exam Review – ICD-10 offers a comprehensive review of materials covered on the CIC credential exam:

  • Medical record review to abstract information required to support accurate inpatient coding
  • Assignment of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS medical codes for diagnoses and procedures performed in the inpatient setting
  • Current rules, regulations, and issues regarding
    • medical coding
    • compliance
    • reimbursement under MS-DRG and IPPS systems
  • Integration of coding and reimbursement rule changes to include
    • updating the Charge Description Master
    • fee updates
    • field locators on the UB04
  • Anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology required to correctly code facility services and diagnoses
  • Outpatient reimbursement methodologies (OPPS)

Note from AAPC: Due to the level of expertise required of medical coders, AAPC expects certified coders to be able to perform not only in an exam setting but also in the real world. In addition to passing the certification exam, coders will also be required to demonstrate on-the-job coding experience. 

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“Most recently I had two opportunities to work closely with Pam providing coder development education to her staff. Pam demonstrated her commitment to the development of her staff members by investing time and resources in their education.  She leads by example, asking others to do only what she herself is willing to do.  Pam facilitated the professional development of staff members lucky enough to have her as their boss.” — Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS-P, CIC, Barry Libman Inc.

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Angela Lehoux, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC, CPC-I

Director, Training and Operations
Angela Lehoux is a coder with 25 years of experience in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room coding; an instructor and education specialist for Libman Education courses; and Director of Training and Operations for Libman Education where she is responsible for ensuring that our training is accurate, easily accessible, and challenging. Angela believes in the transformational power of education to help individuals achieve their personal and career goals and for institutions to achieve operating success. Angela develops and reviews course content and is the teacher for Libman Education’s Medical Coder Career Program (MCCP), courses on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, and review courses for the CCACCS, CIC, and COC credentials. Angela has provided in-house and on-demand training and mentoring of coding staff, as well as presentations on coding-related topics. Angela enjoys working individually with current students to answer their questions regarding course content and with prospective students to identify the appropriate curriculum to support their career objectives. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management and holds Certified Coding Specialist, Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner from AHIMA as well as the Certified Inpatient Coder, Certified Outpatient Coder, and the Certified Professional Coder Instructor certifications from AAPC.

Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CIC, COC
Pamela J. Haney is the Coding Trainer Lead for the “American Apprenticeship Grant Program” at the AHIMA Foundation funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. While Director of Training and Education for Libman Education, Pam was responsible for the writing and/or development of online and instructor-led courses in health information management and medical record coding. An experienced educator, Pam serves as faculty and advisory committee member for medical coding and HIT programs, and has over thirty years experience as a Director of HIM and Coding Services. She is an AHIMA certified ICD-10 trainer and received the 2013 AHIMA Triumph Award in the Mentor category. Pam was a beta tester for the AAPC CIC™ exam and one of the first to receive the CIC™ certification.

The CIC Exam Review – ICD-10 consists of 12 modules that can be completed within 4 to 6 weeks of study.

The following are recommended prior to starting the course.

AAPC recommends the following eligibility to sit for the CIC Exam:

  • While there is no experience requirement, AAPC strongly recommends that the candidate have at least two years of experience in inpatient coding or have completed an inpatient coding program.
  • Please be aware that this is a difficult, high-level examination which is not meant for individuals with little, limited or no inpatient coding experience or training.
  • AAPC recommends having an associate’s degree.

Note from AAPC: Due to the level of expertise required of medical coders, AAPC expects certified coders to be able to perform not only in an exam setting but also in the real world. In addition to passing the certification exam, coders will also be required to demonstrate on-the-job coding experience. 

Required textbook and code books:

Other recommended resources:

  • Medical dictionary, any publisher
  • Anatomy and physiology reference
  • Merck Manual



To receive a Certificate of Completion, students must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher and complete 12 hours of contact instruction.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 12 CEUs. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

To receive CEU credit, students must achieve a passing rate on the course assessment(s). Students are able to repeat the course assessment(s) until they have mastered the material.

Students will have up to 16 weeks to complete the course. To receive an optional extension, contact Libman Education at [email protected] for pricing.

Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) Exam Review – ICD-10
Tuition:  $249

Financing available through PayPal CREDIT. Information available at checkout.

Do you have a group to enroll? Simply complete this form and email it to us at [email protected]. You can also call us for group pricing at 978-369-7180.

Students in this Libman Education course are eligible to receive a student discount on the AAPC CIC examination. The retail price is $380; the student discount price is $300. When you complete this Libman Education course, you will be provided with the “Student Exam Discount Code” to use when you purchase the certification exam from AAPC.

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