Program Goals and Outcomes

Medical Coding Professional Goals and Career Outcomes

Designed with job-readiness in mind and aligned to the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, the online Medical Coding Program can help learners prepare to take the next steps toward becoming a fully certified coding professional.

Medical Coding Professional

Professional Training

As low as $69/mo

1-800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM ET)

Program Goal

To prepare students for Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification; to provide basic knowledge and help develop skills used by medical coding professionals.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Accurately assign and sequence ICD10-CM diagnostic codes for inpatient, outpatient, and physician services according to the official coding guidelines.
  • Understand the difference between CPT, ICD, and HCPCS coding systems and identify their appropriate use in health records.
  • Describe the key elements of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its impact on healthcare professionals
  • Explain the Inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and the Outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS).
  • Identify health information management concepts common to allied health professionals.
  • Describe characteristics of healthcare delivery and settings in the United States.
  • Demonstrate how patient records are used and regulated.
  • Explain the revenue cycle and financial reporting.
  • Explain the role of health information management in patient care documentation and medical coding and billing.
  • Identify types of health records and the documentation requirements, data sources, collection tools, and potential issues associated with each type.
  • Discuss the evolution of the electronic health record (EHR) and its administrative and clinical applications.

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