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Medical Coding

 

Overview

The Medical Coding Certificate prepares students to classify and code procedures and diagnoses. Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the AAPC Medical Coding Certification exam and would work primarily in ambulatory care settings such as physician offices, clinics and surgery centers.

The curriculum places emphasis on planning, organizing, directing, and controlling tasks related to healthcare organizational objectives including the legal and ethical environment. Emphasis is placed on the development of effective communication, managerial, and supervisory skills.

 

Program Worksheet

Medical Coding Program of Study Worksheet

 

 


 

 

Employment Outlook

Graduates may find employment in healthcare settings including hospitals, medical offices, clinics, long-term care facilities, and insurance companies. Graduates are eligible to sit for various certification exams upon completion of the degree with a combination of a minimum of two years administrative experience. Eligible certifications include, but are not limited to, the Professional Association of Healthcare Office Managers (PAHCOM), the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Certified Patient Account Manager (CPAM) and the Certified Manager of Patient Accounts (CMPA) examinations.

Program Contacts
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Paula L. Eubanks

Instructor, Medical Coding/Coordinator, Healthcare Management Technology

Year Hired 2013

paula.eubanks digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2158

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Alisa L. Montgomery

Dean, Health Sciences and Human Services

Year Hired 2003

alisa.montgomery digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2213

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Fall 2020 Curriculum WebAdvisor Schedule

WebAdvisor offers a secure web interface that allows you to access PCC's class schedule. This option provides the most up-to-date information about classes being offered and the number of available seats at the time you view the schedule.

NOT A CURRENT STUDENT? You can view the upcoming semester’s class schedule. See course sections and plan out your schedule. 

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Fall 2020 Curriculum Schedule - .pdf

Schedule last updated July 15, 2020

The .pdf format is the same as the WebAdvisor format, except all classes are listed alphabetically on one single .pdf / webpage. For more information on a specific class, please contact the appropriate advisor or you can find additional information within WebAdvisor. 

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Explanation of Methods of Course Delivery

Face-to-Face.
You are in the classroom with an instructor for every class. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.

Hybrid:
A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (more than 50% online). You will have contact with your instructor in the classroom and will need to be motivated to complete course work online, outside of the classroom. Internet access is needed for hybrid classes.

Blended:
A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (less than 50% online). Stay motivated and stay in communication with your instructor!

ITV:
Multiple classrooms to learn from one instructor - Students are in a classroom and the instructor location will vary. He/She may be with you face-to-face on some dates and in another classroom communicating with you through two-way audio/video technology. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.

Online:
Class is available online 24x7 – Students must be motivated to complete their work on their own with the ability to communicate with the instructor and other students via Blackboard, an online program. Internet access is needed for online classes.

 



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