HIT Medical Coding Certificate Fast Track

Overview

Approved By LWIA: 7
Last Re-Certification Date: 3/13/2019
Next Re-Certification Date: 3/27/2021

Program Description

This 19 credit-hour certificate program prepares the student to gain a comprehensive working knowledge of the International Classification of Disease (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). Clinical coding systems assign a distinct numeric value to medical diagnosis, procedure and surgery. These coding systems serve an important function for physician reimbursement, hospital payments, quality review, benchmarking measurement and the collection of general medical statistical data. This program would prepare a student to work in a hospital and/or physician-based setting as a coder. After completing this coding certificate program, students would be eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Certified Coding Associate (CCA), the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and/or the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-O) exam.

Established in 2015

CIP: 51-0707 Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.

Training Program Type

Vocational

Provider Information

Harper College Professional Center

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Program Contact Info

650 E. Higgins Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Associated Job Families and Occupations

Certifying / Licensing / Registering Body

Harper College

Quality Assurance

  • North Central Association

Education Information

Industry Recognized Certification

36 Weeks ( 247.00 Hours / 19.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$2,641.00
Books$1,657.00
Fees$575.00
Tests$299.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$225.00
Total Cost$5,397.00

Financial Aid

  • All financial aid depends on the eligibility of the individual

Application Procedure

Must contact Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372 for help with 1Exploration/TARA Form and when approved to pursue program at Harper. Student must apply to Harper College www.harpercollege.edu. Pay $25 application fee or obtain fee waiver code from Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372. Student will be directed to appropriate Harper College Academic Advisor for an educational plan if Harper is selected as the WIOA Training Provider. The maximum tuition and fees amount approved for this occupation is $5,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Math - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Reading - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Language - Instruction is in English
  • Writing - Per College Placement Test Cut-off scores
  • Other - All credit-seeking WIOA clients must have initial & ongoing advising

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Provisions Compliance Assurance

  • EEO Compliant: Yes
  • Disability Accomodation: Yes

Program Offerings

  • Part-Time Enrollment
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Night Classes

Performance Data

Program: HIT Medical Coding Certificate Fast Track

Overview

Approved By LWIA: 7
Last Re-Certification Date: 3/13/2019
Next Re-Certification Date: 3/27/2021

Program Description

This 19 credit-hour certificate program prepares the student to gain a comprehensive working knowledge of the International Classification of Disease (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). Clinical coding systems assign a distinct numeric value to medical diagnosis, procedure and surgery. These coding systems serve an important function for physician reimbursement, hospital payments, quality review, benchmarking measurement and the collection of general medical statistical data. This program would prepare a student to work in a hospital and/or physician-based setting as a coder. After completing this coding certificate program, students would be eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Certified Coding Associate (CCA), the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and/or the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-O) exam.

Established in 2015

CIP: 51-0707 Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.

Provider Information

Harper College Professional Center

View WIOA-approved programs

Visit provider website

Program Contact Info

650 E. Higgins Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Associated Job Families and Occupations

Certifying / Licensing / Registering Body

Harper College

Quality Assurance

  • North Central Association

Education Information

Industry Recognized Certification

36 Weeks ( 247.00 Hours / 19.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$2,641.00
Books$1,657.00
Fees$575.00
Tests$299.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$225.00
Total Cost$5,397.00

Financial Aid

  • All financial aid depends on the eligibility of the individual

Application Procedure

Must contact Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372 for help with 1Exploration/TARA Form and when approved to pursue program at Harper. Student must apply to Harper College www.harpercollege.edu. Pay $25 application fee or obtain fee waiver code from Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372. Student will be directed to appropriate Harper College Academic Advisor for an educational plan if Harper is selected as the WIOA Training Provider. The maximum tuition and fees amount approved for this occupation is $5,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Math - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Reading - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Language - Instruction is in English
  • Writing - Per College Placement Test Cut-off scores
  • Other - All credit-seeking WIOA clients must have initial & ongoing advising

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Provisions Compliance Assurance

  • EEO Compliant: Yes
  • Disability Accomodation: Yes

Program Offerings

  • Part-Time Enrollment
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Night Classes