Medical Terminology / Medical Coding Specialist Program
Medical Terminology and Medical Coding Specialist classes make up this program that is completed in just six months. The program is designed to meet the healthcare industry’s need for professionals with medical coding skills. Medical Coders work in healthcare offices, dental offices, hospitals, insurance companies, and independently from home. The AAPC Certified Coding instructor will deliver comprehensive instruction on the coding manuals, basic coding guidelines and by-laws, introduction to reimbursements, advanced coding processes, and preparation for the American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder national examination.
Requirements H.S. Diploma or equivalent required.
Course length: 414 hours / completed in 6 months / Class meets Monday – Thursdays 8:30 -12:30
Program starts every June and September. Preregister and attend Orientation one month prior.
Impressive Fact: All of the 2018 and 2019 Medical Coding Specialist students passed the national board exam on their first attempt!
For more information contact Jacqueline Gordo at 910-968-6329 or email email@example.com
Medical Billing Specialist – Certified Professional Biller (CPB®)
This course will cover a brief introduction to coding manuals. It will present an in-depth study of healthcare claims and billing collections procedures, various types of insurance carriers, medical necessity, insurance denials, and the appeals process. The course provides the most up-to-date information to ensure the correct procedure for billing insurance claims for physician services. Upon successful completion, the student will be prepared for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Biller national examination.
Prerequisites: High school diploma (or equivalent). Medical Terminology and Medical Coding Specialist or an AA in Medical Office Administration. Strong computer skills are essential. Additional fees for AAPC exam and membership required.
Medical Coding Specialist – Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)
This course is designed to meet the healthcare industry’s need for professionals with medical coding skills. The Instructor will deliver comprehensive instruction on the coding manuals, basic coding guidelines and by-laws, introduction to reimbursements, advanced coding processes, and preparation for the American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder examination.
Impressive Fact: All of the 2018 and 2019 on-campus Medical Coding Specialist students passed the national board exam on their first attempt!
Prerequisites: High school diploma (or equivalent). Comprehensive Medical Terminology within four years of course starting.
Medical Coder Apprenticeship/Internship Online
Completion of this class allows new coders to remove apprentice status from their AAPC credential, making them more marketable. We will use Practicode® materials and the Coding Navigator/facilitator will provide examples and helpful tips to help solve cases.
Prerequisites: CPC-A. Additional expense for materials: current coding manuals; CPT, ICD-10CM, and AAPC’s Practicode modules 1, 2, and 3 with the assessment.
Medical Coder – Risk Adjustment Online – Certified Risk Coder (CRC®)
Learn the principles of risk adjustment and accurate diagnosis coding. Students will gain knowledge of predictive modeling, financial impact of risk adjustment coding, documentation challenges, official diagnosis coding guidelines, and diagnosis coding in ICD-10-CM. Additionally, students will be prepared to take the national Certified Risk Adjustment Coder certification exam and potentially work as a CRC.
Prerequisites: AAPC Certified Professional Coder or AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist.
Financial Assistance/Veterans Educational Benefits
Financial assistance may be available, please visit the Continuing Education Financial Assistance page for details.
This course is approved for Veterans Educational Benefits. Transitioning Service Members, please contact our Transition Specialist, Adrianne Huls, at 910.938.6755 or Transition@coastalcarolina.edu.
Please see the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for details on upcoming Medical Coding classes.