Medical Coding Certificate

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Medical Coding Certificate

With an aging population and changing government regulations, educated healthcare professionals are in high demand and careers in the industry are growing rapidly. Organizations need detail-oriented, credentialed employees to oversee and implement the non-clinical, behind the scenes work involved in caring for patients. With a Medical Coding Certificate from Peirce, you can gain the skills you need to earn those credentials and stand out in the job market.

Created in alignment with American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Professional Certificate Approval Program Manual criteria for approval, the Peirce Medical Coding Certificate will qualify you for the AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist certification exam, denoting specialization in coding and enhancing your appeal to employers. The curriculum also aligns with our Health Information Technology program, allowing you to earn credits toward your associate degree while you earn your certificate!

Coursework includes:

  • Medical terminology,
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Healthcare delivery systems
  • Healthcare insurance and reimbursement methods,
  • Healthcare related legal and compliance issues

The program will also use the AHIMA virtual lab, providing hands on experience in QuadraMed Quantim Encoders and the 3M Coding and Reimbursement System. Both systems will train using ICD-9 and ICD-10, so you'll be prepared for your first day on the job.

The Peirce Medical Coding Certificate will help current medical professionals and those looking to get into the field prepare for fulfilling careers as medical coders in hospitals, physical and behavioral health rehabilitation centers, doctors' offices, insurance companies, and more. And with Peirce's commitment to working adult learners, we have the resources you need to be successful, including a dedicated advisor focused exclusively on healthcare students; online and on campus classes to fit your busy schedule; and extensive tutoring and workshop services to help you balance everything.

Learn more about the AHIMA's coding credentials and revised eligibility criteria for taking the exam.

Expand your credentials and boost your career. Apply now.