Medical Office Coding
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Coders must have a thorough knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology. Using codebooks, the medical coder assigns correct codes to record the service levels for the procedures performed and to account for supplies used to treat the patient during an encounter with the physician. Proper assignment of ICD-10-CM codes corresponds with the physician’s diagnoses and completes the “story” of the patient’s illness or injury. This curriculum is certified through the American Academy of Professional Coders and upon completion, the students may take the certification test to become a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). For more information on AAPC, click here.
Demand for certified professional coders is on the rise, and so are salaries. Here are some interesting statistics pulled from AAPC’s Salary Survey:
- The average annual salary of an AAPC member was over $51k in 2018
- Certified members earned 22% more than their non-certified colleagues
- Members with two certifications earned over $61k
- Members with three or more certifications earned over $68k
|8.17.20 – 5.19.21||Monday & Wednesday||6:00pm – 9:00pm|
|450 Total Hours||Cost: $2,990.00||Student Resources|
|Physician’s Office||Hospital||Insurance Company|
|American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)|
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* The Skills to Rebuild Scholarship is for Oklahoma residents only. The Skills to Rebuild Scholarships will be awarded to Tri County Tech students enrolled in an adult Flex or Fast Track program during the 2020-2021 school year. The Skills to Rebuild Scholarship is contingent upon the successful completion of the training or program. Students who drop out during the first two weeks of the program will be responsible for 50% of the tuition and testing fee if the Accuplacer assessment was taken. Students who drop out after the second week of the program will be responsible for 100% of the tuition and testing fee if Accuplacer was taken.
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