The online Medical Coding Certificate program prepares students to code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis. The curriculum emphasizes principles in ICD-10-CM/PCS coding, CPT coding, and third-party reimbursement while also teaching students to identify components of appropriate and adequate documentation. Courses teach knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, ethical practices, and clinical data as they relate to the collection and use of health information.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Columbus State Community College is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Admission TestsPlacement Test
Criminal Background Check
Students must complete the HIM Technician Certificate with final grades of C or higher in core courses.