Medical Coding Certificate of Completion

This 18-credit Certificate of Completion provides students with the opportunity to concentrate study in Medical Coding and health services administrative practices and procedures. The student will develop the necessary job skills to attain success in an entry level coding position. Successful completion of the Medical Coding Certificate of Completion provides eligibility for the American Academy of Professional Coder’s Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination, and/or additional coding professional certifications (Certified Coding Associate (CCA®)/Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) based on the individual student’s previous qualifications and background.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • use coding and classification systems in order to assign valid diagnostic and/or procedure codes for medical billing and reimbursement required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) including the validation of coded clinical information.
  • apply coded data and health information in reimbursement and payment systems appropriate to manage care and all healthcare settings in accordance with relevant legal and compliance issues.
  • create, use, and maintain the Electronic Health Record (EHR) management systems.

Admission Guidelines

Complete the College placement tests in English, Mathematics, and Reading and place above the developmental level in English and Reading, and at or above MAT 011.

Curriculum

First Semester

BIO 103 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
HCP 224 Medical Terminology  3
HCP 226
(9 credit hours)
Medical Coding I  3

Second Semester

HCP 227 Medical Coding II 3
HCP 228 Electronic Health Records Management 3
HCP 230
(9 credit hours)
CPT Coding and Reimbursement Methods 3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 18

For more information about the Medical Coding Certificate of Completion call 610-718-1815.

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