Medical coding professionals review health record documentation and convert medical diagnoses, procedures, services and equipment into medical codes that are required for billing and reimbursement.
The Certificate of Technology in Medical Coding is designed to teach all aspects of medical coding. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to apply to take the national Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) examinations, administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as well as the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination, administered by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Program graduates are qualified for entry-level medical coding specialist positions in all healthcare settings such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, and clinics.
National average salary by credential¹:
Certified Coding Associate (CCA) average salary: $47,780
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) average salary: $70,030
National average salary by job level¹:
Coding Professional: $54,730
For more information, students may email HealthInformationManagement@sjcd.edu or call 281-459-7608.