The program is designed to provide the necessary training to produce highly valued medical coding professionals. For those currently in the medical coding field, the program will provide the knowledge to become a more effective and productive coding specialist. The curriculum emphasizes familiarity with the medical office administration profession along with basic medical office procedures that focus on code identification and the ability to perform coding functions. Coding specialists work in hospitals, clinics, medical clinics, long-term and home health care facilities. Medical Coding Specialists are also employed by consulting firms, coding and billing services, insurance companies, and governmental agencies.
- Introduction to Medical Coding / Healthcare Information Documentation
- Diagnosis Coding, Procedure Coding and Coding Guidelines
- Processes for Out-Patient / In-Patient Services.
UNC Charlotte has partnered with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) to offer the Certified Professional Coding medical coding curriculum and the Certified Physician Practice Manager certificate.
All course materials will be provided electronically. Registered students will receive access instructions in their enrollment reminder emails prior to class.
"The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate course is great! If you are willing to put in the work, you will be successful. I felt prepared to take the CPC exam and passed on the 1st try. This class is also up-to-date. I attended an AAPC Regional Conference and a lot of the information given was review of what I learned through this program. The instructors are knowledgeable and helpful. I would certainly recommend this course for those who have an interest in becoming a medical coder!"
"I completed the Medical Coding Specialist class last month. I wanted to let you know that I took the CPC exam on Dec. 4 and I just found out that I passed it with a score of 86! I really enjoyed the class, and I'm so happy that it prepared me to pass the exam! I have already recommended this class to several people, and I will continue to do so. Thank you!"
"I want to thank the teachers and staff of the medical coding program. I sincerely appreciate the gratitude and help I received from everyone. I thought the program was excellent. I will definitely take what I learned and apply it in my pursuit of a medical coding career. Thank you for the opportunity. Everyone truly showed that they cared about each student in the class. Once again, thank you and keep up the outstanding work."
UNC Charlotte’s Medical Coding Specialist Certificate program is an exam and attendance based program. In addition, students must earn a grade of 70% or above on all exams and meet minimum attendance requirements to earn the certificate.
To receive your record of attendance, full participation is expected. Participants must be present at the beginning of each course and be in attendance through the duration of each course in order to receive the record of attendance. Credit hours will only be adjusted under extenuating circumstances.