Medical coders are some of the most important record keepers in physicians’ offices. Medical coding tells the story of each patient’s visit and keeps all office medical records properly organized. According to the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), certified medical coders typically earn 20 percent more than non-certified coders.
For questions about our Medical Coding program, please contact:
Albany - Stacy Kilburn
Buffalo - Thelma Godert
Rochester - Thelma Godert
Syracuse - Kimberly Taylor
This position involves reviewing clinical statements containing healthcare services, diagnoses, procedures, and equipment and assigning them universal alphanumeric codes. If you’re a detail-oriented person who likes to work with computers, a medical coding job could be very rewarding. You will learn:
- How to assign standard codes using CPT®, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM classification systems.
- Key medical terminology
- Introductory and advanced coding
- Overview of healthcare delivery systems and the roles of healthcare professionals
- Rules and regulations around patient confidentiality
Medical Coding Certificate Courses
The Medical Coding certificate program follows an in-depth curriculum of classes that instruct students in several core medical competencies. Certificate program medical coding courses allow students to study diagnostic coding practices used in private practices and physicians' offices along with procedural coding and additional foundational skills that can translate across the healthcare field. The following courses make up the Coding certificate program. Students must take the Medical Coding certificate courses in order.
- Clinical Foundations (Clinical Foundations I & II - Online)
- Introduction to Coding
- AAPC Professional Medical Coding Curriculum (PMCC)
Upcoming Medical Coding Programs
Professional Medical Coding Curriculum(PMCC)