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Expert Certificate Course in Medical Coding

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Description

Welcome to our Expert Certificate Medical Coding course


Medical coding was developed as a universal language for the medical profession to ensure proper financial reimbursement from insurance companies and government agencies. Numerical codes provide the clarity that insurance firms need to keep paperwork and payments flowing. Learning this numeric language puts a new world of employment possibilities at your fingertips.

This course offers expertly prepared material that will train you to become a professional medical coder in your own time and on your own terms. Working from your home or in a healthcare facility, you would assign the codes you learn to medical diagnoses and procedures.

Another important aspect of medical coding is that it is used to keep records and prepare statistical reports that track diseases, ailments, and health conditions over long periods of time. This information provides valuable research material.

Outcomes

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

  • Show a solid understanding of the medical coding profession
  • Understand and be able to fill out claim forms
  • Know how to file claims with different insurance companies
  • Confidently pursue a career in medical coding


Assessment

Evaluation of student performance will be based on the following:

  • Online practice exercises
  • Individual module tests
  • Comprehensive final exam


Grades & Self Reporting: You will have 12 months to complete this course and take your final exam. If no final is taken, your grade will be posted as a "fail." Shortly after enrollment you will begin receiving regular email notifications regarding your course of study. We will be asking how you are progressing in this class. It is your responsibility to respond to our emails and work to finish this course within the time period stated. Not responding to these update notices could result in significant delays, grade reporting issues and failure in the class. Your goal is to complete the course and pass your final exam.

course quick facts
course code DED2710
cost $1395.00
estimated time to
complete course
160 Hours
course materials
available
1 Years
instructor

Linda Najar, a 23-year veteran in the field of medicine, started out in nursing school in 1980, but was romanced into the field of surgical technology in 1981. After graduating with a degree in surgical technology, she sought to sharpen her skills at the Orlando Regional Medical Center where she worked on the trauma team. There, Linda had the opportunity to be involved in a teaching hospital setting where she assisted with pioneering procedures and mentored resident surgeons. She is currently employed by On-Time Transcription, and is working with a number of different clients.

testimonials

"I wanted to say that I've learned a heck of a lot in this course. When I first started your class and saw that I`d have to write a formal proposal, I knew I wasn't ready to do that; but by the time I`d finished all of the reading and all of the writing assignments, I felt I was ready. I found the work challenging and informative, and I'll carry and apply what I've learned as I seek to start a new career in technical writing. " - Richard Lewis