Associate of Applied Science
Be an AAPC-certified coder. Gain the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the healthcare billing process and ensure that all patient records are accurate.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AS A MEDICAL CODER
A career in medical coding provides you with a great deal of opportunity and flexibility, including the possibility of working entirely remotely. HJC Medical Coding graduates have landed positions at local hospitals, medical practices, surgery centers, the VA, insurance companies, and more.
As a medical coder, you maintain strong knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, and up-to-date codes for medical procedures. You’ll rely on ICD-10 and CPT coding books to translate details from patient information (physician’s notes, lab reports, procedures, diagnoses, etc.) into medical codes for the purpose of record-keeping and accurate billing.
Your accurate coding also helps the healthcare industry to reliably track statistics to analyze disease patterns to identify national-level health trends and potential prevention plans.
A SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE STUDYING
You’ll complete classes in medical terminology, anatomy, patient privacy, classification of diseases, current procedural coding, basic medical office practice, and much more. We also offer a practicum in which you will work in a supervised healthcare setting, allowing you to put your newly acquired coding skills to the test.
At the end of the program, you’ll be fully-prepared to pass the Certified Professional Coder exam and earn certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), which puts you on course to make a higher salary.
YOUR TIME & COST COMMITMENT
*Online fees are currently $125/class
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