Medical Coding is a three-semester (one full year) program where students earn a Certificate of Occupational Training. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) Exam through the American Academy of Professional coders.
Medical coders are professional skilled in classifying patient medical records. Coders transform verbal descriptions of diseases, supplies, and procedures into numerical designations. Coding accuracy is extremely important for reimbursement of insurance claims. Coders are employed in both doctor’s offices and hospitals.