Medical coders are essential team players in physician offices and clinics, working with accuracy and diligence to ensure health care providers are properly reimbursed.
In this course, you will learn ICD-10 CM, HCPCS Level II and CPT-4 codes, introduction to billing and medical terminology basics.
An online component, Human Anatomy and Physiology, is also included in this course. This component is 6 weeks long and will survey the anatomy and physiology of each of the 11 organ systems.
This certificate program has been enhanced to provide you with better preparation for the world of work and to make a successful transition from training to career. As part of your certificate, you will learn workplace and career planning skills. Topics include: Problem solving, decision making, time management, professional behavior in the workplace, job search strategies, interviewing skills, and financial literacy. Students will also learn cover letter and resume writing tips.
NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields.
This course helps prepare students for the AAPC Certified Professional Coder – Apprentice (CPC-A status. A candidate with coding experience may apply for CPC certification status), https://www.aapc.com/certification/cpc/
- High school diploma or GED
- Pass assessment tests for reading and math. Call our information center at (860) 906-5130 to schedule testing. Individuals with college experience may request the assessment tests be waived.
- Basic computer skills
Course Code: HMED G5361
Coming Fall 2017
Day/Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm