Medical Professional Medical Coding

Program overview:

  • 12-Month Diploma Program or a 17-Month Associate Degree option
  • Daytime or Evening class times
  • Graduates of either program will be eligible to sit for the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC), 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.

Career Choices

  • Doctors’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Urgent/Immediate care centers
  • Insurance companies
  • Physician billing services

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Classes are enrolling now! If you’re interested in this program or would like more information about ATA, please contact us online or call +1 866-GET-AHEAD for more information.

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Medical Coding Associates Degree
Medical Coding Diploma

Standard Occupations Classification (SOC)

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