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Medical Coder

  • CT iconHelp keep medical practices on track by ensuring data quality, accuracy and accessibility. Our program provides training in the clinical classification systems International Classification of Disease (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).

    Features

    • Prepares you for quick entry into a career
    • Affordable
    • Covers physician coding and medical billing concepts
    • Courses follow the guidelines set forth for Medical Coder certification programs published by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
    • Gives you hands-on experience through professional practice courses held in acute care hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation, psychiatric or assisted living facilities
    • Offered completely online
    • Prepares you to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credentialing exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

    What You Should Know

    In order to be successful in the health information management field, you must be able to demonstrate these essential functions.

    Program Curriculum 

    Program Admissions 

    Careers

    Our program prepares you to become an entry-level medical coder. 

    Outlook

    The growing use of electronic health records will continue to increase the demand for health information technicians. As Americans live longer and receive more health care services, the need for health information specialists is expected to grow 21 percent through 2020, much faster than average, particularly for those with a strong understanding of technology and computer software.

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

    Opportunities

    Employment opportunities exist in:

    • Hospitals
    • Physician offices
    • Clinics
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Insurance companies
    • Government agencies 
    • Home health care providers
    • Malpractice attorney offices
    • HIT vendors
    • Hospice

    What You Will Learn

    • How to transform medical diagnoses, procedures and injuries into designated numerical codes
    • Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical disease processes