Professional Medical Coder
As the lifeblood of the Healthcare industry, medical coding has become one of the most sought-after occupations in any industry. Professional Coders are responsible for having a good understanding of anatomy & physiology, the disease process, and clinical procedures in order to apply accurate identifying codes that are submitted for reimbursement of services.
Professional Coders can be found in multiple healthcare settings, including private practices, ambulatory facilities, and hospitals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for medical coders will increase 22 percent through the year 2022. The 2016 median income for a medical coder was between $29,360 and $51,850, this varies depending on location and experience level.
What do Medical Coders do?
- Review patients' records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of data.
- Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
- Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
- Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis
- Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, and retrieval
Our online medical coder training program features comprehensive knowledge in healthcare basics including medical terminology and anatomy & physiology. This program includes complete training in the current coding standards and guidelines for accurately coding Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD). With our program, learners experience a fun, high quality learning environment that will prepare them for a rewarding career as a medical coder.
In partnership with American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), we offer a complete Certified Professional Coder certification track with our program that features the first year membership to AAPC, preparation material for the certification exam, and an exam voucher. Our learners will complete their coding education with all the skills and credentials needed to successfully pursue their new healthcare career.