Camden County College offers a Certificate for Medical Coding for those who are interested in taking part in a certification program to learn to utilize medical coding systems and earn certification to advance their career. Students will develop their understanding of the practical utilization of medical coding technology as well as study medical coding. Through these tasks, participants will learn provide services through reading and reviewing medical documentation provided from healthcare providers. By doing so, students will perform the responsibilities of recording information related to the care of patients’ diseases, injuries, surgical operations and other medical procedures. Students will develop the ability to assign and sequence diagnostic and procedural codes using recognized coding systems for payment of health care claims, patient care records, and medical research.
Students will focus on practical studies through the curriculum that consists of 39 credit hours of courses that emphasize knowledge of billing and coding practices. Those classes include introduction to ambulatory coding, diagnostic and procedural coding, and medical terminology.
Individuals completing the certificate should have the capability to collect health data in accordance with accepted practices, apply coding and reimbursement systems, utilize electronic applications to support coding and data collection, and apply coding systems and guidelines, following ICD-9-CM and HCPCS coding to cases and records. Graduates should also know how to utilize coding software for assignments of data and collection of data, and display professional behavior and ethics.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
This program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association(AHIMA).
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