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Certificate in Medical Coding
The Certificate in Medical Coding online program prepares graduates for careers in the Healthcare Industry where there is increased demand for complete and accurate coded clinical data in public health, medical research, and healthcare settings. Coded data serves as the primary information source for many health information assessment tools, as well as data required for an electronic health record. The coding of patient information using code sets such as the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) as well as Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is extensively reviewed. Coded data is then utilized to determine reimbursement by insurance companies and the government to healthcare facilities.
Our program prepares graduates for employment in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, health insurance companies, and government offices.
This unique, credit-bearing certificate program thoroughly prepares graduates for the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential, an entry level credential for those working in the industry. With additional hands-on experience, students could evolve to qualify for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential.
Candidates for admission to undergraduate level certificate programs must possess a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma from New York State (also known as TASC or GED) and demonstrate basic proficiency in reading and writing in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the University. At current, proficiency in reading and writing may be demonstrated by meeting any of the following criteria:
- SAT I verbal score of 480 or higher or critical reading score of 480 or higher
- ACT English score of 20 or higher
- New York State English Regents score of 75 or higher
- A grade of C or higher in a college level English course
Applications for Spring 2018 due by January 4, 2018Apply Now