Advanced Medical Coding Certificate

If you're looking to advance in your career in the medical coding field, you can't just show up with a resume looking for a job–you'll need some qualifications! Earning your Advanced Medical Coding certificate from Madison School of Healthcare is a great place to start.

In Madison's Advanced Medical Coding certificate program, you'll have the opportunity to learn to code and sequence both common and complicated diagnoses and procedures according to nationally established guidelines. You could come away with the skills employers are currently looking for, like the ability to identify, compile, abstract and code patient data, using standard classification systems. You'll have the opportunityf to resolve or clarify codes or diagnoses that have conflicting, missing or unclear information–skills that are essential for coding positions in physician offices and hospitals nationwide. There are no prerequisites to enroll–you get flexible and affordable, self-paced online training with no strings attached. Enroll today and finish in as few as 3 months!

Curriculum

Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Allied Health Careers

Introduction to the basic operations of allied health careers and the legal and ethical issues students may encounter while working in the many different venues available for these fields.

Lesson Group 2: ICD-10-CM Coding Practice

ICD-10-CM Coding Practice, Part 1

Introduction to ICD-10-CM; guidelines and conventions; neoplasms; symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings; factors influencing health status and contact with health services; external causes of morbidity.

ICD-10-CM Coding Practice, Part 2

Diseases of the digestive system; endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases; diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissues; diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue; injury, poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes.

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Program Details

In this course, you'll work to improve your existing coding skills and perfect your coding accuracy. You'll get extended practice assigning codes using the ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT/HCPCS coding systems and follow the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCR) for each medical subspecialty presented in the program. This extended, focused coding practice is designed to help boost your coding experience and accuracy on claims submissions. These skills are essential for coding positions in physician offices and hospitals nationwide.

Your Advanced Medical Coding Certificate Course Includes:

  • Medical coding textbook and online learning guides
  • Industry-standard code books
  • Hundred of practice exercises to improve your coding speed and accuracy
  • Online exams and assessments
  • Access to Academic Advisors
  • Access to a learning resource center and library via Proquest
  • Ability to track academic progress and manage account information via the Student Portal
  • Personalized career guidance
  • Ability to interact with peer students, faculty and staff via Madison's online community

The online classes inspired me to be able work at my own pace. When I had a question about a subject I was having a hard time with, or needed more instruction on how to do it, they were there to support me every time.

— Debbie Hayden, Recent Graduate

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Flexible tuition. Pay as you go. Affordable monthly payments. Madison's Advanced Medical Coding certificate tuition is a great bargain that can easily fit into your budget. Everything you need for this program is included in your tuition–including textbook, exams, learning resources and academic support. There are no hidden fees or extra charges. Find the tuition plan that works for you!

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Career Outlook

Professionals in advanced medical coding careers are an important part of the staffs of nearly every physician's office, hospital, medical center, urgent care facility, clinic and nursing home in the United States. Plus, the demand for qualified medical coding professionals is growing because of healthcare reform and increasing medical reporting regulations.

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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a 15% growth rate in medical records and health information careers by 2024.

FAQs

What features should I look for in the Madison School of Healthcare Advanced Medical Coding certificate program compared to other schools' programs?

It's important that the program you choose includes the advanced coding practice required for diagnosis coding, physician procedure coding and inpatient hospital coding using the most up-to-date ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT/HCPCS coding systems. Look for a program that has only the lesson content you need to know; a program that's focused on the advanced coding skills you need to broaden your medical coding career and increase your accuracy in code assignment. Your program should include in-depth instruction on the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCR) and CPT Guidelines for each medical subspecialty.

Is this course all online or do I get books?

You take the Advanced Medical Coding certificate course entirely online but you get books too! The program textbook and coding books will be shipped to you. Learning guides are available online.

Do I need previous experience or a degree prior to enrolling in Madison's Advanced Medical Coding certificate program?

No, you don't need previous experience or a degree to enroll in Madison's Advanced Medical Coding certificate program. This course was created by industry experts with first-hand knowledge of the medical billing field and the responsibilities of the role. These courses will give you the information needed to better prepare for a career opportunity making medical practices and facilities work more efficiently.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Get the skills you need to achieve your goals and position yourself to land an Advanced Medical Coding career by enrolling in Madison's Advanced Medical Coding certificate program. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (June 14, 2016).