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Coding Certificate Program (SPC-ACO)

What is Medical Coding?

Medical Coding is the use of numbers or alphanumeric codes to identify specific health interventions taken by medical professionals. Over the past few years, the medical field has undergone tremendous changes in the way medical claims need to be submitted. Coding accuracy is highly important to healthcare organizations because of its impact on revenues and description of health outcomes. Earning a nationally recognized coding credential from AHIMA or AAPC demonstrates one’s ability to meet this challenge.

 

Credentials for the Medical Coding Certificate Program

The Coding Certificate Program prepares individuals for the CCA, Certified Coding Associate; CCS, Certified Coding Specialist; or the CCS-P, Coding Certificate Specialist - Physician-based credential exam(s) offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The program also prepares individuals for the CPC, Certified Professional Coder; COC, Certified Outpatient Coder; or CIC, Certified Inpatient Coder credential exam(s) offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

 

Program Requirements

The part-time Coding Certificate Program consists of 29 credits. A total of 26 of the 29 credits will transfer to the Health Information Technology (HIT) Associate Degree. Accepted program students can begin course work in the fall, spring or summer term.

Course Number

Description

Format

Credits

 

Program Courses

 

 

BIO 110

Fund. Of Anatomy and Physiology I (lecture)

DL/F-F

3

BIO 114

Fund. of Anatomy and Physiology II (lecture)

DL/F-F

3

HIT 105

Medical Terminology

DL/F-F

2

HIT 115

Pathophysiology

DL

3

HIT 117

Pharmacology

DL

3

HIT 209

ICD-10-CM Coding

DL/Hybrid

3

HIT 210

ICD-10-PCS Coding

DL/Hybrid

3

HIT 205

HCPCS Coding (CPT-4)

DL

3

HIT 211

Reimbursement Methodologies

DL

3

HIT 238

OR

HIT 239

Applications in Acute Care Coding

 

Application in Ambulatory Coding

Hybrid

3

 

3

TOTAL

 

 

29

Formats:
DL: distance learning
F-F: face to face
Hybrid: combination of classroom and distance learning

Revised 04/17

Curriculum is subject to change. The department will make every effort to keep students aware of changes as they occur.

Rowan College at Burlington County reserves the right to change course schedule information, including instructor names, at any time as may be warranted by economic considerations, insufficient enrollments, and/or circumstances requiring such administrative action.