This course is designed to prepare individuals for careers in the medical community inpatient setting that involve medical billing, coding or claims processing. Coding specialists are responsible for translating and sequencing medical documentation into formal standardized, numerical codes for diagnoses and procedures. Coding specialists work closely with healthcare providers to ensure the accuracy of the translation. Medical coding is a vital behind the scenes activity that supports the billing process and quality patient care. This course focuses on advanced coding skills and preparing for certification in this field. Students are prepared to take the CPC certification exam for professional coder offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). A six hour certification preparation is also included in this course.
If HACC cancels a course, training, seminar, conference or trip/tour, all paid participants will receive a 100% refund of all tuition and fees. Any student who wishes to drop a course may do so by visiting or calling any of the campus Welcome Centers. These requests must be made no less than one (1) calendar day prior to the first class meeting date to be eligible for a full refund of tuition and fees, except for any tuition or fees noted as nonrefundable. Unless otherwise specifically stated or approved, no refund will be issued after a class start date. We do not issue partial refunds in the event a student starts a class late or does not complete the class. Students receiving Title IV Financial Aid will be subject to the federal regulations regarding withdrawal of classes. Financial Aid eligibility will be recalculated based on dates of participation in financial aid eligible programs.
Online course registration and payments are limited to one per person.