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Health Care Coding Certificate

Ready, set, code!

When you visit a health care provider, there's more to it than just a check-up. Behind the scenes, coders are working hard to ensure documentations reflect the care you received. After reading and interpreting documentation by clinicians and physicians, health coders assign diagnosis and procedure codes to patient records and payer claims.

With our online Health Care Coding Certificate, your curriculum will focus on industry standards for coding and billing, using International Classifications of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code sets.

Code symptoms, diseases, operations, procedures, and therapies to a recognized classifications systems. Perform an analysis of health records and evaluate compliance with regulations and standards.

Become a recognized professional

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate exam. You can also complete additional exams to become a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P).

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate in Health Care Coding, students will:

  • Be able to code symptoms, diseases, operations, procedures and other therapies according to recognized classifications systems
  • Be able to abstract data for reporting
  • Be able to perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of health records to evaluate compliance with regulations and standards
  • Be able to assist in the facility's billing process
  • Be able to assist in using coded data for strategic planning/reporting

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