Medical Coding (138 Hours)

medical coding

This program will provide students with the skills and basic information needed to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam through the AAPC and may also open entry-level doors to opportunities in the health specialty of medical coding. Individuals in this field of study may work in hospitals and/or other medical office settings where it is necessary to assign codes for billing and insurance purposes.

 

Training Includes:

  • Medical terminology as needed for assigning appropriate medical codes
  • Recognition of medical terms and commonly used abbreviations in medical coding
  • Coding guidelines
  • Utilization of coding manuals to assign diagnosis and procedure codes

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of high school completion (high school transcripts, copy of high school diploma, or copy of the completion of GED requirements)
  • Demonstrate reading proficiency either by college transcripts, computerized placement tests or as CASAS reading tests.

Cost of Class:

  • Tuition/Registration: $180
  • Text: $165 (subject to change)

Other Fees:

  • Certification exam: $399

 

1/19/21-6/17/21, TTh, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

$180                           Instructor: Calvert

Avery                                828.733.5883

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