Certificate Program

Professional Medical Coder

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About the Professional Medical Coder Certificate

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Course length

22 weeks

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Time commitment

15-20

hours per week

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Salary Range

$38K

(entry level)
Tuition - $3,500*

*You can pay as little as $232 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

This 22-week program includes two courses: Intro to Human Anatomy & Medical Terminology and Medical Coding. Regardless of the choice of the exam, you’ll learn principles of medical coding related to the three main codebooks: CPT, ICD-10-CM Volumes 1 & 2, and HCPCS Level II. The Medical Coding textbook contains access to coding software that allows for coding practice even after the completion of the course. The software allows for hands-on demonstration of learned coding skills.

Our partnership with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) enables you to have the tools needed to successfully pass the CPC examination or the CCS-P examination. Those passing the CPC examination earn the credential, CPC-A. When the CPC-A (apprentice) is ultimately combined with one year of practical coding experience, you’ll earn the full CPC designation.

Accreditation

Certified Professional Medical Coder (CPC-A) by AAPC. Certified Coding Specialist- Physician-Based by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Did you know?

Medical record specialist jobs will grow 8% over the next 10 years, much faster than the national average.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Is This Professional Medical Coder Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Are you adept at interpreting complex medical information and translating it into accurate codes for billing and record-keeping purposes?
  • Are you someone who enjoys continuous learning and staying updated with medical coding guidelines and industry-specific software?
  • Are you detail-oriented and capable of maintaining precise records?
  • Are you comfortable working independently while also collaborating with health care professionals?
  • Are you able to handle the pressure of meeting deadlines and managing a workload that involves analyzing medical records and assigning appropriate codes?
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Potential Careers

Upon completing your certificate and earning your credential, you will be prepared for exciting new roles, such as:

  • Medical Coding Professional
  • Medical Records Technician
  • Health Information Technician
  • EHR Specialist

This Program is a Great Fit For:

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

Why Regis College?

For nearly 100 years, Regis College has empowered students to succeed academically, serve, and lead. Certificate programs through the Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offer:

  • Icon of a check mark Self-paced coursework
  • Icon of a check mark Online learning formats
  • Icon of a check mark Reputable career credentials
  • Icon of a check mark Skills for in-demand jobs
  • Icon of a check mark Specialized knowledge
  • Icon of a check mark Potential for higher salary
  • Icon of a check mark Degree completion pathways
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Testimonials

The courses online were great

"My two favorite parts of the course were, first, the simulations, which make you feel like you’re getting used to a new career. I also liked the go-at-your-own pace learning. It’s nice to know you can take a second, regroup, and try it all over again. For someone who’s going to school later in life, it was great."

Courtney Rosati
The MedCerts program was very easy to follow

"The certificate program taught me a lot about the physiology of the heart, more in-depth stuff I didn’t know. It gave me a better understanding of what I was looking at with the EKGs. I’m one of the more informed technicians at my current job because of this course."

James DeVogel
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Funding Options Are Available

The Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offers affordable and flexible pay-as-you-go options to make earning a professional certificate a reality for as many students as possible. Some certificate earners may even be eligible for tuition assistance through their employer.