Coding Technology is an 18 credit hour program that trains students to code medical information using ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS in the health care setting. Medical coding guidelines also covered as part of the program as well as billing and reimbursement concepts for commercial insurance carriers, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Workers Compensation. Upon completion of the certificate, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or for the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) exam administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Work experience in a health care setting is recommended but not required prior to taking either of these exams.
NOTE: This program requires that recipients file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and be eligible for Title IV financial aid. The Workforce Ready Grant is not based on family income.