Facility coding (hospital coding) is one of the best-paying sectors of the coding profession. If you're already performing some aspect of facility coding, the Advanced Hospital Coding (AHC) program will fill in the gaps, making you a more marketable employee. If you're currently working in a physician’s office or other ambulatory care setting, this program will give you the edge you need to advance in the workplace.
Hospital coding is rarely an entry-level position, and most hospital coders are required to be certified. The AHC program covers advanced, hospital-specific coding and billing procedures and is designed to help students meet the challenge of today's changing standards. This program will utilize your existing knowledge of medical terminology and healthcare sciences. In addition, your coding skills will be heightened and focused, preparing you for employment testing and successful completion of the CCS exam.
Upon registering, you are given six months to complete the program.