Prepare yourself for employment in any medical facility through the Medical Coding & Health Information Program. Medical coding programs present a comprehensive study of both diagnostic and procedural coding using nationally recognized ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding. The programs are offered all online. Upon successful completion of the program, you can sit for coding exams available through national organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
In Medical Coding, you will have an opportunity to choose hospital and clinical setting internships or complete the hospital and clinical certificate prep classes. Students in an office setting receive credit for the one hour internship course. The certificate prep classes provide you with practice tests to help prepare you to sit for the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) credential and the CCA (Certified Coding Associate) credential.
Some jobs graduates of this program qualify for include:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national job outlook for this field is expected to grow by 29 percent through 2022. (source: bls.gov)
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You can choose from the Medical Coding and Health Information Degree or the Medical Coding Specialist or Medical Transcriptionist certificates.
You will have the opportunity to use specialized software to prepare you for work as a medical coder. You will become proficient with the following software and code set books: