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.
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.
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The course is 20 weeks long.
Class times are 6:00pm to 9:00pm EST. We meet once weekly.
$3,500.00 per student. Included in the tuition: Class books and workbook, class textbook membership to the AAPC for a year, weekly meetings with guided instructor, mock exam, 50 additional timed online practice exams
Students will need to have a computer with online access/ high speed internet and a webcam. The other materials needed are pens, pencils, highlighters, rubber fingers, additional tabs and notebook paper. Class books are included in the course.
Current year CPT, ICD 10 and HCPCS. This is an additional cost.
Please visit the AAPC website in the salary section and you will be able to see salaries based in different regions
Thorough understanding of Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology