Medical Coders work as part of a health care team to correctly record medical procedures for the purposes of billing and insurance. Medical coders may work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, insurance companies or as an independent contractor.
Information Unique to the Training
The certification exam is administered at the conclusion of class for five hours.
Courses to Complete
AHE149: Medical Terminology for Health Careers
- Core Courses
AHE197: Medical Coding for the Physician Office - AAPC
Approximate Number of Hours
Approximate Training Cost*
$1,755 (includes text)
Upon successful completion of this training and the national AAPC certification exam, you are eligible for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certification.
Related Continuing Education Courses
- AHE150 Basic Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers
- AHE149 Medical Terminology for Health Careers
- AHE199 Medical Billing for the Physician Office
Estimated Hourly Wage**
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.
For information about advancing your career in Health Information Technology with an A.A.S. degree, call the Admissions Office at 410-386-8430.