The online Medical Coding Certificate through Mount Aloysius College is a 21-credit program open to the public sector. Upon completion of this certification, successful enrollees are eligible to work both in the ICD-9 and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding environments and are authorized to apply and take the CPC National Certification Exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders in order to become a certified medical coder.
The program is designed to prepare professionals to review, analyze and code diagnostic and procedural information that determines Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance payments in various working environments, including: Coding and billing services, Consulting firms, Dental offices, Government agencies, Home health agencies, Hospitals and clinics, Insurance companies, Long-term facilities.
Courses include: BL 116 Human Biology, CS 103 Communications Technology Literacy, MA 109 Medical Terminology, MA 215 ICD-9-CM Coding, MA 225 Introduction to CPT Coding, MA 230 Advanced ICD-9-CM Coding, and MA 235 Advanced CPT Coding.
All courses for this certification can be applied toward the Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assistant/Professional Coder Specialization.