The Professional Medical Coding and Billing program prepares students for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams. Topics studied include reimbursement methodologies, biomedical sciences, and specific code sets including ICD-10, among others. Enrollment includes textbooks, industry code books, and access to an online reference library.
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- Employer-trusted curriculum – Some of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation are using this curriculum to train their employees. Our graduates are also often hired to work remotely immediately after graduation by IOD Incorporated. Choose training employers prefer!
- Expert-designed and supported career training – Our program was built by experts with decades of experience to ensure you gain the skills you need to excel in this field, and your instructors are available by phone, email, and chat to help you learn the material.
- National certification preparation – Graduate prepared to earn your Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credentials and prove you have the skills employers are looking for.
- AHIMA-approved curriculum – Approved by the American Health Information Management Association, our medical coding training program has been shown to prepare students for national certification and employment.
Career Step works closely with the AHIMA and AAPC, who govern the industry standards for coding. Their recommendation to us is to teach both.
The implementation date for ICD-10 has been delayed for the past two years and there is still a great deal of uncertainty if it will happen again this year.
Both AHIMA and AAPC only test on ICD-9 coding and will continue to do so until at least the implementation date of October 1 (for AHIMA) or January 1, 2016 (for AAPC)
There will be dual coding in the industry for many months after implementation and will require the knowledge of both
All historical files and data are done on ICD-9 coding, so this training will be invaluable.
See CNBC’s recent report on the need for medical coders athttp://www.cnbc.com/id/102053684.