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Medical Coding

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Become A Medical Coding Specialist Today!


Medical Coding Program is now ONLINE! 

Classes are all done online, in which video lectures and PowerPoint materials are reviewed at home, while chat time is reserved for discussion, workshops, and collaborative activities.

For immediate questions, contact MK Education at 630.541.3600 X 8606


For immediate questions, contact MK Education at 630.541.3600 X 8606


Kick Start Your Career

As part of the Medical Coding program, you'll learn the importance and fundamentals of proper coding to execute financial goals of major medical practices. You will also be introduced to the profession of medical coding in the physician and hospital environment. This skill set helps better prepare students for a variety of jobs in the field, offering graduates a competitive advantage.

 

Medical Coding Course

  • The duration of the course is six months

  • Students view all video lectures and notes online;

  • Students will be assigned a time by the instructor to take online Quizzes, a Midterm Exam, and a Final Exam;

  • Students will have the option to participate in an online Q&A chat session one time per week with MK Education Instructor;

Areas of Study Include:

  • Health care delivery system and health occupations

  • Anatomy and physiology of the human body

  • Application of medical terminology

  • Disease processes in relationship to the human body, including pharmacology

  • ICD and CPT coding systems, both manual and automated

  • Medical coding referencing

  • Basics of health information services

  • Ethical and legal principles with regard to medical records

  • Computer skills

  • Safety and security of health information

  • 3M™ Coding and Reimbursement System

 

 

 

National Certification Exams

Students are prepared for three national certification exams while enrolled in this course:

Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS) by NHA; Certified Coding Association (CCA) by AHIMA ; Certified Professional Coder (CPC) by AAPC.

According to AHIMA, the CCA designation has been the national standard of achievement in health information management since 2002. 

 

Prerequisites

  • 18 years of age

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Proficient in the English language

  • 9th grade Algebra & Arithmetic

 

Medical Coding Career Outlook

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.  (www.bls.gov)

 


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