Health Information Technology (Medical Coding) - AS Degree - Associate Degree at Central Florida College
Students are prepared to apply for entry-level employment as Medical Information Coders, Medical Insurance Specialists, Medical Information Specialists, Medical Administrative Assistants, Medical Insurance processors, and other Medical administrative positions. Students are trained to professionally perform office clerical/administrative duties, use coding systems to classify medical data, use computer based medical management software and industry wide recognized word processing software, work with third-party payers, use uniform billing practices, abstract data and code both concurrently and retrospectively with the patients care. On the job observation and training is gained through a 120-hour externship. Graduates are prepared to sit for the Certified Procedural Coder Certification exam offered by the American Academy of Procedural Coders. With a passing score on the exam, a student is awarded a Certified Procedural Coder Apprenticeship Certificate. Associate of Science Degree participants take general and related education courses. Completion of these courses allows the graduate to apply advanced decision-making, communications, and management skills in various capacities as a Health Information Technology graduate. The graduate can demonstrate various employability skills and can apply appropriate medical ethics to all areas of the job.
Health Information Technology (Medical Coding) - AS Degree