Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

The Medical Coding Specialist certificate program prepares students to become coding professionals. The curriculum emphasizes familiarity with the terminology of the medical profession, medical coding procedures in ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding and HCPCS codes. Graduates may work in a variety of settings, including physicians’ offices, hospitals and other medical facilities.

The graduate will be able to:

1. Appy for the national certification examination for Certified Coding Associate (CCA) through AHIMA.
2. Code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis.
3. Apply legal principles, policies, regulations, and standards for the control and use of health information.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) principles in a professional work place setting.
5. Understand the future application of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding. 

Eastern Gateway’s coding program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This designation acknowledges the coding program as having been evaluated by a peer review process against a national minimum set of standards for entry-level coding professionals. This process allows academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and private companies to be acknowledged as offering an AHIMA Approved Coding Certificate Program.

The program director is Dianna Foley at 740.264.5591 x1646.

Eastern Gateway Community College's Student Success Plan/Assessment is available for view in PDF format.

This information is presented as a general program overview. Students are advised to follow the more detailed college catalog for program requirements.