Medical Coders assign codes to classify and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval and statistical analysis using nationally recognized coding systems. The graduate will be knowledgeable of medical insurance, reimbursement systems, and their relationship to coding. Graduates will be proficient in the use of professional coding systems. Upon completion of the program, students may apply to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination sponsored through AAPC.
The Medical Coding industry is facing a major change in their coding practices with the oncoming ICD 10 requirements.This change will increase the number of codes more than fivefold to over 69,000 medical codes.The regional health systems expect a significant number of Medical Coders to retire and another significant number will need additional training.
Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) (You can either purchase a laptop on your own or purchase one from the STI Support Center.)