The Medical Coding: Hospital-Based program is designed to prepare individuals for diagnostic and procedural
coding positions in acute care settings.
Responsibilities of a medical coder may include:
- Reviews and analyzes medical records
- Translates diseases and procedures into codes utilizing national classification systems
- Conducts audits for coding integrity and accuracy
In this program you can earn the following:
Many of the certificate program courses are part of the AAS degree program in Health Information Technology. Starting with a certificate program could give you a feel for the profession while earning credits that transfer to the degree program.
Certified coders are in high demand. Entry-level salaries vary depending on qualifications, prior health-related experience, and type of facility. For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage, and employment trend information.
The AHIMA's Career Map also provides an interactive display of various HIM job titles, roles, and career pathways.
The program provides theoretical and practical laboratory instruction in the classroom and professional practice experience in various health care environments. The program is offered in a combination of evening, hybrid, and online classes, and acute care health care settings.
The Medical Coding: Hospital-Based program at Phoenix College cannot be completed fully online.
The Medical Coding: Hospital-Based certificate program has earned formal approval under AHIMA’s Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP). Students who complete this certificate are eligible to sit for AHIMA’s Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-based (CCS-P) certification exams.
Program Information Sessions 5:30pm-6:30pm HE008
Location: Healthcare Education Building
3144 North 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85013
November 13, 2019
January 8, 2020
February 12, 2020
April 8, 2020