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Professional Medical Coder

Course number : CHHO-8010   ID : 140586   
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This short-term, noncredit program offers the knowledge and skills needed to become a professional medical coder in a healthcare setting. Medical coders are responsible for the collection of physician charges and patient data to ensure that claims are submitted accurately and in the most efficient and expeditious manner. They locate and identify codes for physician procedures and diagnosis using ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS coding protocols for billing purposes. This online program covers anatomy and physiology of various body systems, medical terminology, types of medical providers and insurances, how to accurately code procedures and specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), and medical coding evaluation and management services. Learning will be through a combination of live online lecture and independent online modules. Program fee includes textbooks. 

For students who successfully complete the course and meet requirements, the program fee will also cover online practice exams and review, the Certified Professional Coder certification exam, AAPC student membership, and Practicode CPC-A Practicum. Students must complete the Medical Terminology and Anatomy portion in order to advance to the Coding portion of the program. This program is certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Passing the national certification exam plus successful completion of this course will take one year off of the required two-year apprenticeship that removes the A from the students CPC-A certification. Successful completion of the practicum at the end of the program takes an additional year off of the apprenticeship, resulting in the student fully becoming a Certified Medical Coder. Prospective students must be at least 18 years old and have evidence of high school diploma or equivalent. Registration closes on January 2nd.

Class Details

25 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Online 24/7.  
  Weekly - Tue.  

Location : Online

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Alexandria Vandeusen  2.Kristin Niles 

CEUs : 22.08



Please read:  Talon log in information will be sent to you via email two days prior to the class start date and will not open until then. Email subject line: Medical Coding Course class log in information. Textbooks will be distributed or shipped to student prior to the start of the course. Please watch for emailed information 1-3 weeks before the start of the course. Optional online activities with instructor will be held every Thursday from 7pm-8pm. Thursday online will be required for students not meeting academic requirements. Participation in this course will require the following: 1) High-speed Internet connection; 2) Up to date operating system and web browser; Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Edge; 3) Working web cam and speakers; 4) Adobe reader. For the best experience, use of a mobile device is not recommended. Please check here for more information on the specifics of the operating system and internet/web browser. Students must review the FastTrack page for additional program requirements prior to registration. No refunds will be issued once books are sent or students are given access to the course, therefore the listed refund date on any confirmation does not apply.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 03/19/2024, 04/30/2024, 07/02/2024)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/23/2024 - 7/23/2024 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Kristin Niles  ; Alexandria Vandeusen  Online
1/23/2024 - 7/23/2024 Weekly - Tue 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM N/A - Online Kristin Niles  ; Alexandria Vandeusen  Online