The Medical Coding program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required for basic medical coding. Students receive an in-depth introduction and practice in procedural coding using the ICD 10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 classification systems. Emphasis is placed on the purpose of coding, definitions of key terms, accurate application of coding principles, and an overview of the impact of prospective reimbursement on the function of coding, principles of classification systems, nomenclatures, indexes, and registers. Students develop coding competency in both hospital and physician practice settings.
Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam offered by the American Health Information Association (AHIMA).