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. If you’re a detail-oriented person who likes to work with computers, a medical coding job could be very rewarding. This position involves reviewing clinical statements containing healthcare services, diagnoses, procedures, and equipment and assigning them universal alphanumeric codes.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that medical record and health information jobs will increase by 15 percent between 2014 and 2024. Certified medical coders typically earn 20 percent more than non-certified coders, according to the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Whether you are looking to take the next step on your career path or refresh a certain skill set, earning a Medical Coding certificate from the Professional Skills Center (PSC) at Bryant & Stratton College will prepare you to reach your next goal.
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The Medical Coding certificate program is available online, providing students with the opportunity to complete the medical coding classes through the flexible schedule provided by Bryant & Stratton College’s Online division. Campus and online students can complete the Medical Coding certificate in 16 months if the courses are taken consecutively.