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    Being a Medical Coder

    Medical Coding is one of the most desired fields, offering the freedom to work at your own pace in your choice of environments. Medical coders review patient notes, evaluate physician's codes, and often research to assign accurate codes. As an invaluable part of any healthcare team, medical coders essentially ensure that physicians and healthcare facilities are compensated for their services. This course will provide an in depth look at the world of being a medical coder. The course will explore two of the largest industry certification providers, AHIMA and AAPC, and take a look at the different certifications available. With the interactive activities and quiz, this course will allow you to determine if stepping into the world of Medical Coding is right for you!

    Program Name

    Being a Medical Coder

    Program Code

    HF-BMC-WE508

    Website Short Description

    Medical Coding is one of the most desired fields, offering the freedom to work at your own pace in your choice of environments. Medical coders review patient notes, evaluate physician's codes, and often research to assign accurate codes. As an invaluable part of any healthcare team, medical coders essentially ensure that physicians and healthcare facilities are compensated for their services. This course will provide an in depth look at the world of being a medical coder. The course will explore two of the largest industry certification providers, AHIMA and AAPC, and take a look at the different certifications available. With the interactive activities and quiz, this course will allow you to determine if stepping into the world of Medical Coding is right for you!

    Duration

    3 months

    Hours

    10

    Language

    English

    Outline

    Upon completion of this course learners will be able to:
    • Describe the benefits and advantages of being a medical coder
    • List the different industry certifications offered through AHIMA and AAPC
    • Describe the advantages of AHIMA and AAPC membership
    • List the career advantages of obtaining an industry certification

    Audience

    Medical Coding offers flexibility and security as one of the most in demand healthcare fields. Pursuing a career in Medical Coding allows you to explore many different opportunities such as multiple work environments and a wide range of unique coding areas. Though Medical Coding is a rewarding career it is not a perfect fit for everyone. This course allows you to explore some of the benefits of becoming a Medical Coder as well as some of the requirements to achieving success.

    Instructor Description

    Though this course is self-paced, it is supported by a client adviser. Client advisers are available to answer student questions and monitor student progress to ensure completion of the course. Motivating and encouraging students, the client adviser gives students inspiration to succeed.

    Required Materials

    This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

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