12-Month Diploma option or a 17-Month Associate Degree Program
Fully Online Program
Graduates of either program will be a member of the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC), and will be eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam (CPC)
Medical Coding is a great career opportunity for someone who wants to work behind the scenes on the business side of healthcare, instead of hands-on with patient care.
Each time a patient receives treatment, a detailed record is maintained containing observations, medical or surgical interventions and treatment outcomes. Coders are responsible for assigning a code to each specific diagnosis or procedure. They consult classification manuals, but they also rely on their acquired knowledge of disease processes. Medical Coders are detail-oriented and enjoy doing research.
- Doctors’ offices
- Urgent/Immediate care centers
- Insurance companies
- Physician billing services
Gainful Employment Disclosures
Standard Occupations Classification (SOC)
More information about careers and occupations can be found at O*NET (http://www.onetcenter.org), the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Use the link below to learn more about Occupational Associates Degree Medical Professional – Medical Coding Hospital or Occupational Associates Degree Medical Professional – Medical Coding (outpatient): www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00
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