Medical Coding Specialist Certificate - Non-Credit (0023)
Are you an analytical, detail-oriented person who would like to enter a rapidly growing medical profession?
In 10 months, our instructors will prepare you for the opportunity to earn more than $30,000 in this growing, and in-demand, occupation.
Medical coding specialists are responsible for:
- Analyzing health records and assign codes for diseases and procedures
- Maintaining patients’ accounting records and carrying out collection procedures
- Researching and reviewing insurance claims
- Performing data entry payment information, adjustments and balances into computer software programs
- Abstracting key information from health records for reimbursement, statistics and research purposes
- Monitoring compliance with policies and procedures relevant to clinical data management and making suggestions for improvements
You may work in:
- Coding and billing services
- Consulting firms
- Government agencies
- Insurance companies
- Medical practices
- Nursing/rehab facilities
Prior to obtaining employment, you may be required to submit the following clearance requirements, at your own expense:
- ACT 33: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
- ACT 34: Request for Criminal Record Check - Pennsylvania State Police
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Our training prepares you to be responsible for translating and sequencing medical documentation into formal, standardized, numerical codes for diagnoses and procedures. Medical coders support the billing process by coding and processing medical claims.
Our classes are designed to prepare you to:
- Abstract key information from health records for reimbursement, statistics and research purposes
- Analyze health records and assign codes for diseases and procedures
- Carry out collection procedures
- Code professional medical services and diagnosis
- Create reports for management tools
- Maintain patients financial and accounting records
- Monitor compliance with policies and procedures relevant to clinical data management and making suggestions for improvements
- Perform data entry payment information, adjustments and balances into computer software programs
- Research and review health records for auditing purposes
- Research and review insurance claims
Once you’ve completed the program, you are eligible to:
- Take the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Biller (CPB™) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC™) exams
Upon completing your certificate, you can continue your education and earn an associate degree at HACC!
When you complete your associate degree, you can transfer credits to a four-year school.
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines..
You can complete spring, summer and fall classes at HACC and apply based on the class schedule. Please contact us using the information listed in the "How Can I Learn More" section.
We are passionate about providing a high-quality education and an opportunity for you to pursue your goals. Please contact our healthcare education office in the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at 717-221-1352.