Medical Coding Certificate Program

Medical coding professionals play an important role in the healthcare industry today. As the healthcare system strives to provide more efficient and effective care, the use of electronic medical records (EMRs) is an integral part of that effort.
The Medical Coding Certificate program can provide you with the knowledge and technical skills required by employers in health care services.

Our Medical Coding – Health Information Coding program can help position you to be more competitive in a growing field.
Medical Coding certificate programs, you can prepare for entry-level coding positions. If you are new to the health-coding world, our Medical Coding certificate can help get you started.
If you have any previous coursework or experience, our Medical Coding – Health Information Coding certificate can help prepare you for more advanced entry-level positions.


Certificate Requirements

The certificate program consists of the following :

* Medical Terminology covers basic terminology including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, abbreviations, and symbols. Class duration is eight weeks and offered during fall term.
2) Introduction to Basic ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding is designed for either the beginner or inexperienced coder and provides an overview of the correct use of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis manual in assigning codes to each service provided to a patient. Class duration is 10 weeks and offered during fall term. This course replaces the Beginning ICD-9-CM class, but includes a two-week overview of ICD-9-CM.
3) Anatomy and Physiology provides students with a foundation in the anatomy and physiology of the human body. This class covers major organ systems and covers advanced terms associated with those systems. Class duration is eight weeks and is offered during winter term.
4) Beginning CPT/HCPCS Procedural Coding is designed for either the beginner or intermediate coder to gain and understanding of the correct use of the CPT/HCPCS Procedural Manual to assign codes to each service provided to patients. Class duration is eight weeks and is offered during winter term.
5) Chart Reviewing for Physician Office Coders provides students with hands-on experience in monitoring charts for information required for compliance in physician offices. Students also gain valuable knowledge of the different types of chart audits and determining proper courses of action during audits. Additionally, students learn Evaluation and Documentation Guidelines set by the CMS and AMA. Class duration is four weeks and offered during the spring term.
6) Comprehensive Coding I for Physician Offices is an intermediate-level course designed for students to learn more about specialty-specific coding. Various coding scenarios and case studies will be discussed and worked. ICD-9 (or ICD-10) and understanding of medical terminology along with anatomy and physiology are prerequisites to enrolling in this course. Duration is eight weeks and is offered during spring term.
7) Comprehensive Coding II for Physicians Offices is the advanced coding class that combines hands-on coding experience with lectures and class discussions of case scenarios to assist in preparing for the AAPC CPC® Exam. Class duration is 10 weeks and is only offered during summer term. ICD-9 (or ICD-10), an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and completion of Comprehensive Coding I are prerequisites to enrolling in this course.