|Number of Credits||27|
|Cost Per Credit||$ 118|
|Total Tuition||$ 3,186|
Medical coders review patient medical (health) records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure. To perform this task, they must possess expertise in the International Classification of Diseases and Current Procedural Terminology Coding Systems. This certification program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a medical coder, and eligibility to take the national credentialing exam for CCA (certified coding associate).
The student must complete any reading and English learning support area requirements and be admitted to the coding program before taking any HITE courses. A GPA of 2.5 is required to enter this certificate program, and the student must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all HITE classes.
Graduates of the Medical Coding Certificate Program are eligible to sit for the CCA (Certified Coding Associate) examination, a nationally recognized credential sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), 223 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5809, http://wwwahima.org. Having this credential shows prospective employers that the student has specific entry-level coding skills and pride in accomplishment.
Program Code: 0563
|Program Advisor||Misty Neal||(229) 500-2244|
|Online Specialist||Distance Learning||Schedule Now with Distance Learning||229-500-2907|
Albany State University recommends the following course track for transfer students.
If you would like to use a different track, please contact your Online Support Specialist.
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|29-2071.00||Medical Records and Health Information Technicians|
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue a job in this field or related fields. Although career and professional development services are available to students and graduates, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. We do not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, or at all.
Total Credits (27 Hours)