This certificate provides students an opportunity to develop ICD, CPT and HCPCS Level II coding skills to prepare them to become entry-level coders and reimbursement specialists. A coder is a health information specialist who is equally at home with computerized and medical reference books and patient records. Students who complete this certificate may find employment in professional billing and coding facilities, including physician practices, emergency rooms, ambulatory facilities, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, insurance companies and government agencies.
Course content includes studies in clinical coding and classification systems, life sciences, reimbursement methodologies, health information and delivery systems, legal and compliance rules with an emphasis on HIPAA. Students obtain either field-based or virtual professional practice experience. Students learn basic computer, math and communication skills.
Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for formal exams offered through national organizations in order to obtain medical coding certification.
These classes may be applied toward the two-year Associate in Applied Arts Degree. Students in this program must complete each class with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
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