Medical Coding Certificate Program

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Program Highlights

  • 6 Month Program
  • Nationally Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance Provided
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • National Exam Included in Tuition

Overview

Seek employment in various areas including medical offices, hospitals, clearinghouses, or insurance agencies as a Medical Coding Specialist! Medical coders review patient information for preexisting conditions, retrieve patient records for medical personnel, and work as a liaison between the health clinician and billing offices.

Lakewood College’s Medical Coding program will provide knowledge-based training and instruction on medical billing practices, electronic health records (EHR) data keeping, and insurance policies. You will learn Current Procedural Terminology and how to navigate through different types of coding systems.

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  • Describe the difference between Medicare Part A, B, C, and D
  • Locate and translate regulatory rules and regulations as they apply to medical billing and coding
  • Describe the structure of an ICD-10-CM code
  • Demonstrate the ability to navigate the layout of the ICD-10, CPT, & HCPCS manuals
  • Describe the layout and guidelines of the ICD-10, CPT, & HCPCS manuals
  • Illustrate ability to abstract diagnostic statements from the medical record and differentiate between main and modifying terms and subterms in the coding manuals.
  • Choose diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-10, CPT, & HCPCS manuals, following chapter-specific guidelines.
  • Recognize the structure of an ICD-10-CM code
  • Pass the National Certification Exam