Are you detail-oriented, focused and interested in a rapidly growing profession? With a career in medical coding you can help ensure the codes are applied correctly during the medical billing process. This includes abstracting information from documentation, assigning the appropriate codes and, in some settings, creating a claim.
Medical coding offers opportunities to work within a health care setting without direct patient contact.
The Medical Coding certificate is comprised of 41 to 45 credits and is designed to be completed within 16 months. AACC also offers the only Medical Coding (MDC) certificate that presents the majority of its courses online.
Students who successfully complete the MDC program are eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) national certification exam offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
With a Medical Coding certificate, you can pursue employment as a medical coder, working in a variety of settings such as a physicians' office, managed care organization or hospital.
For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics).