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Medical Coding Program
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Medical Coding Program Jobs: The Medical Coding Program provides you with the necessary skills and core concepts to allow you to seek entry-level coding positions in a variety of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, outpatient facilities, physicians' offices, nursing facilities, home healthcare, and hospices.

National Certifications: You may also elect to sit for certification examinations offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC–

Note: You must meet the respective organization’s examination criteria. Practical experience and a strong aptitude in this field are recommended prior to sitting for these certification exams.

Instructor-Led Online or Traditional Instruction: The Medical Coding Program is offered via traditional classroom instruction and/or in an instructor-led online course format. Students can choose to complete the program by selecting six online or traditional courses below:

The recommended course sequence follows (O=Online, T=Traditional):

  1. Expanded Medical Terminology for the Health Care Professional (O,T)
  2. Anatomy and Physiology for the Medical Office Professional (O,T)
  3. Medical Coding I  (O,T)
  4. Medical Coding II  (O,T)
  5. Medical Insurance and Billing (O,T)
  6. Electronic Health Records (O,T)
  7. AAPC/AHIMA Medical Coding Boot Camp (T) – Suggest course to prepare for National Certification

Electives for the Medical Coding Program (O=Online, T=Traditional):
Students may select from the following online/classroom courses as an elective to complete the program:

  • Communication Skills for Health Care Professionals (T, O)
  • Online Introduction to Medical Coding (O)
  • Medical Law (T, O)

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