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Medical Coding

Career description

Coding Associates are able to access health information, identify diagnoses and assign appropriate codes narrative descriptions of health diseases and procedures required for reimbursement, medical records, quality assurance or risk management. You can also read about Medical Coding at ExploreHealthCareers.org.

Education

Students may complete a certificate program and within 3 months of completion of the program, will be eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate exam offered through the American Health Information Management Association.

Pre-requisites

Clinical experiences are arranged through the academic advisor from programs that are affiliated with BMC. 

Length of Clinical Experience

140 hours

Clinical Tracks at BMC

Health Information Management Department

Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institution/s for this program: 

Professional Associations and Other Information

American Health Information Management Association

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, is an excellent resource for information on the Medical Records and Health Information Technicians profession.