Medical Coding

This certificate prepares students for employment in a variety of areas that require coding expertise. This program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).   Apply & Register Program Details

This certificate prepares students for employment in a variety of areas that require coding expertise. This program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Academic Certificates
Code Course Credits
First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
BIO-103 Human Biology1 3
CSC-101 Computer Literacy 3
HIT-101 Introduction to Health Information 3
HIT-120 Medical Terminology 3
    15
Second Semester
HIT-115 Healthcare Reimbursement 3
HIT-130 Introduction to Ambultory Coding 3
HIT-134 Basic Pathophysiology 3
HIT-140 Diagnostic and Procedural Coding I 3
    12
Code Course Credits
Third Semester
HIT-132 Basic Pharmacology 3
HIT-135 Medical Coding Internship2 2
HIT-215 Advanced Ambulatory Coding 3
HIT-240 Diagnostic and Procedural Coding II 4
    12
  Total Minimum Credits 39
1 If students wish to take the Health Information Technology degree program (HIT.AAS) they will need to substitute Basic Anatomy & Physiology I & II (BIO 117, BIO 118) for Human Biology (BIO 103).
2 Permission of Program Director required prior to registering for this course.
NOTICE: Clinical placements are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body.

Program Goals

  • The Medical Coding program will demonstrate responsiveness to the needs of the communities of interest.
  • The Medical Coding curriculum will include, at minimum, the required knowledge clusters and experiences needed by students to meet current entry-level competencies.
  • Program graduates will demonstrate entry-level competencies needed for medical coders.
  • To provide students with General Education courses.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to: Assign, analyze and validate coding and coding data for accuracy and compliance with federal coding guidelines.

Program Information

The Medical Coding certificate program can be completed online.

Employment Opportunities

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Physician’s office
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Private billing organizations
  • Insurance companies

Contact Person

Linda Mesko, MS, RHIA, Director
(856) 968-1331
email: lmesko@camdencc.edu

Accreditation and Approval

The Medical Coding Certificate Program at Camden County College is approved by the Professional Certificate Approval Programs (PCAP). Affiliation with PCAP ensures that our coding students receive a strong balanced coding education. Affiliation distinguishes our coding certificate program as one that meets the rigorous standards of the AHIMA national model curriculum and has been evaluated for compliance for faculty qualifications and program standards of the PCAP. (Formerly the Approved Coding Certificate Program ACCP).

For more information go to: www.ahima.org/careers. AHIMA can be reached at www.ahima.org or at 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, 312-233-1100.

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Additional information

CIP Code

51.0707

Program Code

MDC.CT