Medical Coding Certification Classes
Are you interested to become a medical coder? Set yourself apart and take your medical coding certification classes at Meditec. Our medical coding courses are developed by industry experts and delivered 100% online so you can study at your own pace, at your own place!
Medical Coding: Hot and In Demand Career
Medical coding is the process of applying numeric codes to services performed inside a hospital or a clinic. These codes are called Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Medical coders need to be well-versed with these codes and must keep abreast with the latest updates in the industry to be able to perform their tasks properly. All these can be learned from your medical coding certification classes from an established school like Meditec.
Medical coders are in demand because they are an essential part of health organizations such as hospitals and doctor’s clinics. Medical coders typically do the following:
- Review patient information for preexisting conditions such as diabetes
- Retrieve patient records for medical personnel
- Work as a liaison between health clinician and billing offices
A medical coding certificate can give you a career that is fulfilling and rewarding. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics records in 2012, medical information specialists like medical coders earn a median pay of $34,160. Employment in this field is expected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than the average of most occupations. As the population in the country continues to age, the demand for health care services also increases. The future is bright for those who are planning to join the medical coding industry.
Why take your medical coding classes online?
Enrolling in medical coding online courses will benefit those who would like to have a flexible study schedule. Because medical coding courses at Meditec are taken online, students are in control of the pace, location and timing of their classes.
Meditec’s medical coding online courses will prepare you for the license certification exam. With our partnership with the National Healthcare Association (NHA), we can help you prepare for nationally recognized certifications.
Our medical coding online courses include:
- Basic medical terminology
- Claims submission
- ICD-9*, ICD 10 and CPT coding
- Medical chart coding
- Specialty coding
Start preparing yourself for your new career. Enroll now at Meditec and become a certified medical coder . Talk to our Admissions Advisor today.
The Medical Coding program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment as a claims examiner, medical coder and related occupations in the medical industry. Graduates of this program will be employable by private health care practices, clinics, government agencies, insurance companies and other health care facilities.
The program teaches students how to evaluate coding practices. Students will also be provided the tools for developing compliance programs that will meet the standards of health care rules and regulations. Upon completion of the program, students will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment.
Program Course Details:
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Coding
- Lesson 2: Overview of ICD-10-CM Coding
- Lesson 3: ICD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
- Lesson 4: Using ICD-10-CM
- Lesson 5: Chapter-Specific Coding Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-8)
- Lesson 6: Chapter-Specific Coding Guidelines (ICD-10-CM Chapters 9-17)
- Lesson 7: Introduction to HCPCS
- Lesson 8: Modifiers
- Lesson 9: Evaluation and Management Services
- Lesson 10: Anesthesia
- Lesson 11: Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery
- Lesson 12: Integumentary System
- Lesson 13: Musculoskeletal System
- Lesson 14: Respiratory System
- Lesson 16: Hemic, lymphatic, Mediastinum, and Diaphragm
- Lesson 17: Digestive System
- Lesson 18: Urinary and Male Genital Systems
- Lesson 19: Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System, and Maternity Care and Delivery
- Lesson 20: Endocrine and Nervous System
- Lesson 21: Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope
- Lesson 22: Radiology
- Lesson 23: Pathology/Laboratory
- Lesson 24: Medicine
Program Classroom Link:
Program Shippable Materials:
- Step by Step Coding
*Note: The standard shipping process usually requires 10-14 business days within the US. Weekends or holidays do not count. International/APO/ FPO/ PO Box address may experience delays. Please be aware that your materials will not be shipped until your start date.
Program System Requirements:
Windows XP SP2 or newer
- Video card
- Sound card
- 512 MB RAM or greater of memory
- Microsoft Office 97 (or newer) or comparable office suite, such as OpenOffice (free download available) or LibreOffice (free download available)
- The latest Adobe Flash Player (free download available)
- The latest Adobe Reader/Acrobat Reader (free download available)
- The latest Windows Media Player (free download available)
- The latest Quick Time Player (free download available)
- The latest Real Player (free download available)
- The latest Shockwave Player (free download available)
- The latest Java (free download available)
- The most recent version of browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer.
- Cookies must be enabled
- Pop-ups must be enabled/allowed
- Headphones or Speakers
A medical coding career is a good fit for those interested in working with numbers, puzzles, challenges, continual learning, and working in an office. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for medical records and health information personal was $15.55 an hour in 2010. Medical coders are employed in organizations, such as
- Physicians’ or doctors’ offices
Health employers need people to apply numeric codes to every service preformed. These codes are called Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Currently, the entire U.S. uses the ICD-9 standard, which employers require. With the population aging, all health services will continue to grow, including medical coders.
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Wendy brings with her more than 25 years experience in billing, coding, medical office management and medical assisting. Her background includes positions as a clerical medical assistant, clinical medical assistant, medical records technician, medical transcriptionist, emergency medical technician, Emergency Department unit clerk, medical office manager, biller and coder. In addition to emergency medicine, she has worked in the specialties of urgent care, family practice, general practice, dermatology, otorhinolaryngology, orthopedics and audiology.
Wendy is certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and by the Practice Management Institute (PMI) as a Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM). As an office manager/biller/coder, she was a member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association of Practice Managers, Michigan Medical Group Managers, Michigan Medical Billers Association. She also served as a committee member of the Michigan Osteopathic Association of Practice Managers Education Committee and the Michigan Osteopathic Association Informatics and Technology Committee.
Instructor’s Program Schedule and Contact Information
Availability: Sun-Thursday 1PM-4PM, 7PM–10PM Central
Phone: 512-539-2741 (Voicemail Only)
Email: [email protected]