The coding program is designed for students to become coding specialists with demonstrated knowledge and skills in applications of classifications and nomenclatures to health information. Coding with approved classification systems is required for direct patient care, research, and fiscal reimbursement. Recipients of the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Coding may apply to take the national certification exam given by the American Health Information Management Association. Successful candidates receive the Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Based (CCS-P) credential. The Medical Coding program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association, 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5809, (312) 233-1100. The program is limited entry so students must attend a Health Sciences Orientation and meet with a program advisor.
Health Related Professions