Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program
A Medical Coding School in TexasThe Institute's Medical Coding Specialist Certificate program prepares you to work in physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, emergency centers, day surgery centers and in an outpatient setting within hospitals. Graduates code the diagnoses and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients, deciphering the explanation of benefits and processing claims.
What Will I Learn?You will learn to code, classify and index diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT and HCPCS. You will also learn data analysis, information technology, standards, revenue and HIPAA laws.
What Can I Do With This Certificate?
The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate (HICC) is a 40 semester credit hour certificate that prepares you to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. With a CCA certification, you may work as a coder/biller in physician’s offices, outpatient clinics, emergency centers and day surgery centers.
Once you have completed the Medical Coding Specialist Certificate, you are eligible to complete the HITT AAS degree, which requires up to an additional 20 SCH, depending on any previous college credit you may have earned.
Degree RequirementsThe Medical Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for roles as Coder/Billers or trains those already employed in the field. Courses may be used toward the national certification exam. Graduates are awarded a Certificate of Medical Coding Specialist and are eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam.
Apply and be accepted to Lamar Institute of Technology. The program application will need to be completed and submitted to the HIT Program Director.