Military Credentialing Programs - Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep (Voucher Included)

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) course 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 course 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. AHC covers advanced, hospital-specific coding and billing procedures and is designed to help you meet the challenge of today's changing standards. This course utilizes your existing knowledge of medical terminology and healthcare sciences. Upon completion, you will receive a voucher to take the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam.

Program Description

What you will learn

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of a coder in both inpatient and outpatient facilities
  • Abstract health information from clinical documentation using your knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, and disease processes.
  • Assign ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT/ HCPCS Level II codes and modifiers in accordance with current coding guidelines.
  • Understand reimbursement methodologies
  • Clarify conflicting, ambiguous, or missing information from health records by querying the physician
  • Participate in clinical documentation improvement initiatives to ensure accurate and complete health data

How you will benefit

  • Acquire the skills to successfully complete the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) mastery-level credentialing exam, the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Increase your earning potential in coding by learning a new skill set
  • Take advantage of booming employment and advancement opportunities in medical coding
  • Become an essential part of the healthcare industry

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Program Location and Duration

Online, 100 hours, 6 months access, self-paced

Program Cost

$1,895 with exam voucher

Additional Program Information

  • The Advanced Hospital Coding course prepares students to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist exam offered by AHIMA.

Program MOS


Program Careers

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical,  Office and Administrative Support

Contact Info

Continuing Education, 254-526-1586