The Medical Coding Program will prepare students for employment in a hospital or physician’s office or enhance medical coding skills of those currently employed with emphasis on skills in medical coding for reimbursement and the medical coder’s role in the revenue cycle. Students will be eligible to complete the AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam OR the American Health Information Management (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam.
Career opportunities for medical coders are excellent. Certified medical coders will
find employment opportunities in hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, physician
offices, and other types of health care organizations. In addition, medical coders
can work with third party agencies such as insurance companies, state and federal
regulatory agencies, and health care vendors.
Students interested in the Health Information Technology Profession can obtain more information from AHIMA or AAPC.