Medical Coding Certificate Program (MDC.CT)
Medical coders provide an essential part of managing health information that allows hospitals and physician offices to receive payment for services. Each diagnosis or treatment is assigned a code for which payment may be received. Code assignments are based on coding classification guidelines, federal regulations and sometimes state regulations. In the United States healthcare can be complex and has many components including the clinical side, administrative elements, and governmental oversight. Adequately trained personnel are essential for proper reporting of information to ensure correct reimbursement. Area medical facilities currently seek trained staff with the coding skills necessary to efficaciously meet the financial needs of these institutions. Theory and lab experience will provide the learner with job-readiness skills.
This certificate prepares students for employment in a variety of areas that require coding expertise. This program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
The Medical Coding Certificate Program at Camden County College is approved by the Professional Certificate Approval Programs (PCAP). Affiliation with PCAP ensures that our coding students receive a strong balanced coding education. Affiliation distinguishes our coding certificate program as one that meets the rigorous standards of the AHIMA national model curriculum and has been evaluated for compliance for faculty qualifications and program standards of the PCAP. (Formerly the Approved Coding Certificate Program ACCP). For more information go to: http://www.ahimafoundation.org/education/pcap.aspx. AHIMA can be reached at www.ahima.orgor at 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800, 312-233-1100.