By simply receiving a medical coding certificate, you will become prepared to work inside the one of the fastest-growing fields. With the major changes in health care, Medical Coding is quickly becoming on of the fastest growing professions in the United States.
What is Medical Coding?
Medical coding professionals provide a key step in the medical billing process. Every time a patient receives care, the provider must document the services. This is where the Medical Coder is important. The Medical Coder must create a claim and assign CPT codes, ICD-9 codes and HCPCS codes for the claim so the provider can be paid.
At AHDPGTM, we offer Medical Coding Programs which are all online for your convenience. We also have created a “Jump” Start Coding Program for practicing medical transcriptionists or other allied health professionals who are looking to make a career change. The AHDPGTM Medical Billing and Coding Program is an approved education provider and nationally recognized by AAPC – The American Academy of Professional Coders.
According to The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Medical Coders play a vital role in the delivery of the healthcare system. Consider training in this exciting and fast growing field. Online distance learning education can open the door to new opportunities, are you ready?