A medical coder is one who read a patient's medical chart and analyze it, determining the patient's diagnoses and any procedures performed. They then categorize those diagnoses and procedures according to a national classification system, assigning a specific numeric or alphanumeric code to each diagnosis or procedure.
As a student of Prestige Medical Coding Institute, you will be enrolled in a comprehensive 20-week program. The program is tailored to cover all the necessary information to get students prepared for the CPC certification examination. The class meets once weekly to gain an in depth understanding of the material.
Our comprehensive medical coding program will prepare each student to enter the medical coding/ healthcare arena.
Prestige Medical Coding Institute is pleased to offer nationwide virtual classes to students. The course covers CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10 CM. The classes are from 6:00pm – 9:00pm EST once weekly. The classes are taught by AAPC approved instructors that brings real world experience into the classroom.
Samoya Skeete is the owner, founder and principal instructor of Prestige Medical Coding Institute. Mrs. Skeete has been in the healthcare field for more than fifteen years. Starting in the role of a medical assistant, she then moved on to a role as Billing Coordinator where she was introduced to Medical Coding.
Intrigued by this profession, Mrs. Skeete became a certified professional medical coder specializing in Diagnostic Radiology.
Medical coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. Medical coding professionals help ensure the codes are applied correctly during the medical billing process, which includes abstracting the information from documentation, assigning the appropriate codes, and creating a claim to be paid by insurance carriers.