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Coding Certificate Program (SPC-ACO)

What is Medical Coding?

Medical Coding is the use of numbers or alphanumeric codes to identify specific health interventions taken by medical professionals. Over the past few years, the medical field has undergone tremendous changes in the way medical claims need to be submitted. Coding accuracy is highly important to healthcare organizations because of its impact on revenues and description of health outcomes. Earning a nationally recognized coding credential from AHIMA or AAPC demonstrates one’s ability to meet this challenge.

 

Credentials for the Medical Coding Certificate Program

The Coding Certificate Program prepares individuals for the CCS, Certified Coding Specialist credential exam offered by AHIMA or the CPC, Certified Professional Coder credential exam offered by AAPC.

 

Program Requirements

The Coding Certificate Program currently requires 28 credits. A total of 24 of the 28 credits will transfer into the Associate in HIT degree. This is a part-time program that will take approximately 18 months to complete.

Course Number

Description

Format

Credits

 

Program Courses

 

 

BIO 110

Fund. Of Anatomy and Physiology I (lecture)

DL/F-F

3

BIO 114

Fund. of Anatomy and Physiology II (lecture)

DL/F-F

3

HIT 105

Medical Terminology

DL/F-F

2

HIT 115

Pathology

DL

3

HIT 116

Pharmacology

DL

2

HIT 209

ICD-10-CM Coding

DL/Hybrid

3

HIT 210

ICD-10-PCS Coding

DL/Hybrid

3

HIT 205

HCPCS Coding (CPT-4)

DL

3

HIT 208

Reimbursement Methodologies

DL

2

HIT 226

Applications in Acute Care Coding

Hybrid

4

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

28

Formats:

DL: distance learning
F-F: face to face
Hybrid: partially distance learning /partially face to face