Medical Coding Certification is Necessary for a Medical Coding Career

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Medical Coding Certification is Necessary for a Medical Coding Career

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Medical coding certification is necessary for a successful career in medical coding. We believe that so strongly that we have designed our medical coding program to prepare students for those exams. No medical coding school can provide certification, because that can only be achieved by national testing through two organizations: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

AHIMA offers many credentials, including the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and/or Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-based (CCS-P). We encourage our graduates to take the CCS as soon as possible upon completion of our program. The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) is just not enough. Employers tell us they don't have time to teach. They aren't schools. The CCA is an introductory credential, but an inadequate preparation for a real coding situation. However, if a graduate has a CCS credential, "Then we'd have to take a look at them" in consideration of a medical coding job.

AAPC provides several credentials including Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Coder - Outpatient Hospital (CPC-H), and Certified Professional Coder - Payer (CPC-P). We encourage our students to take the CPC.

The Andrews School Medical Coding program includes training in ICD-10, the ICD-10-CM/PCS classification systems as well as CPT and HCPCS.

Job Placement
Medical coders are employed by hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), mental health care facilities, nursing homes, insurance companies, consulting firms, health data organizations and information system vendors. The more education and highest level of credentials you have, the more employment options you will have available. The Andrews School prepares medical coding students at the highest level of professional coding credentials. Let us help you get your medical coding career started. Call today, 405-721-3555.

We hope you will choose The Andrews School for your medical coding training.

Important Note: Medical code books, medical coding textbooks, and other materials for the medical coding program are included in the cost of the course.

Call or e-mail us today for more information about medical coding as a career. 405-721-3555. linda@andrewsschool.com

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