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Coding for Health Care Professionals The no. 1 career pick according to CareerBuilder.com is medical billing and coding! This online coding program is for health care professionals (nurses, health care administrators and paramedics) to add to their skill set and move into a coding career. The coding field is growing faster than average due to mandatory electronic health records, health information management changes, and the Affordable Healthcare Act. Program Length: Takes approximately nine months to complete; all instruction is given online Program Cost: Approximately $1,779 not including textbooks (must be new books as used ones do not have the necessary access code cards), supplies and testing fees; most courses in this program average $285 each and students can pay as they take each class. Requirements: The program requires successful completion of seven courses which must be taken in this order: CHCP 1 – Online Learning Introduction; CHCP 2 – Medical Terminology; CHCP 3 – Health Care Data Content; CHCP 4 – ICD-10 Coding; CHCP 5 – CPT-4 Coding Basic; CHCP 6 – CPT-4 Coding Advanced; and CHCP 7 – Practicum. Certification: This program provides the training needed to take the national Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Certification Exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Is an online program right for you? It takes self-discipline and commitment to study online. In deciding if an online program is right for you, consider the following: • Can you establish regular study habits daily, organizing your days to allow for studying online? • Can you play an active role in your education and work independently on problems? • Can you learn a great deal with an instructor online or via email? • Do you enjoy reading and participating in online discussions?

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2016-2017 Health Care Career Guide from Trident Technical College  

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development has prepared this informational guide on the various he...

2016-2017 Health Care Career Guide from Trident Technical College  

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development has prepared this informational guide on the various he...

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