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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Medical Coding (certificate)


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Special Admission Requirements - Program Application Deadline: July 15*

Official Title of Certificate: Medical Coding, Certificate

Award: Certificate

Code: CRT.IHE.MED-CODE

Total Credit Hours: 40-44

Learn more about the Medical Coding Certificate program

Purpose: To provide eligibility status to sit for the Certified Professional Coder Examination (CPC) offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders or the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

Range of Occupations

Certified Coding Specialists and Certified Professional Coders work in physicians’ offices, managed care organizations, ambulatory care centers or hospitals.

Additional Program Requirements

All Medical Coding students must receive a minimum grade of C in each medical coding course. Students who receive a final grade below a C in any medical coding course will be awarded a grade of F in that course.

Special Conditions

Health Manpower Shortage: This program of study may be designated a Health Manpower Shortage Tuition Reduction Program. This means that some residents of Maryland (see the Tuition, Fees and Payments  section of this catalog) enrolled in this program of study by the first day of the term may be eligible for in-county tuition rates for courses required for program completion. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm that this program still maintains a Health Manpower Shortage Program status before enrolling. Please refer to the college’s Accounts Receivable Office to confirm this designation.

*If application deadline falls on a weekend then applications will be accepted until the close of business on the next business day.

 

Anne Arundel Community College and/or the School of Health Sciences reserves the right to revise requirements for admission into the Health Sciences programs, the selection criteria and procedures, and the required courses for programs of study as deemed necessary without prior notification.

 

Entrance/Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements


To view all entrance/admission details, please go to Medical Coding Admissions Requirements.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening


This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see the Health Sciences  section of this catalog.

Certificate Graduation Requirements


To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101 ENG 101A , or ENG 111 . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Program Requirements


Total credits: 40-44


Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize technical, critical thinking and problem solving skills in their coding performance.
  2. Practice their profession based on sound ethical values.
  3. Promote and maintain cooperative and successful relationships between patients, physicians and other health care providers, and external and internal stakeholders.
  4. Promote advocacy of the profession through affiliations with professional organizations, marketing of professional skills, and by becoming vital members of the health care delivery system.
  5. Obtain eligibility to sit for certification examination.
  6. Practice the profession of medical coding with the recognition of and sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic differences.
  7. Demonstrate effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication with patients and their families, colleagues, other health care providers, and the public.
  8. Participate in continuing education and the development of new knowledge and skills.
  9. Make a substantial contribution to the quality of health care in the United States and globally.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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