Advanced Medical Coding Program Curriculum

Ashworth College's Advanced Medical Coding program was developed by allied health professionals to ensure you increase your level of coding experience and learn the advanced coding skills required for both common and complex diagnosis coding, physician procedure coding, and inpatient hospital coding cases. This program is designed for students with a basic understanding of coding materials and practices who want to enhance their skills or for former coders returning to the workplace who need knowledge of the latest codes and healthcare guidelines for compliance.

Program Description

Students learn the essential skills needed for abstracting, assigning, and arranging diagnosis and procedure codes using industry-standard coding manuals. Program topics include ICD-10-CM coding; CPT/HCPCS coding, including the assignment of modifiers and evaluation and management (E/M) codes; and ICD-10-PCS procedure coding. Students receive thorough instruction on the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCR) and CPT Guidelines as they relate to each subspecialty.

Program Objectives

After completing the Advanced Medical Coding certificate program, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the typical responsibilities of a medical biller/coder, describe the personal and professional ethics required for success in this profession, and describe the career opportunities available to appropriately trained personnel
  2. Describe the purpose and impact of the Health Care Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and explain how professionals can learn about changes to the laws and regulations that affect them
  3. Explain the purpose of medical coding and accurately code diagnoses and procedures using industry-standard coding systems published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Medical Association (AMA)
  4. Accurately assign ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPCS codes for diagnoses, procedures, and medical services as part of the insurance reimbursement process

Our Advanced Medical Coding certificate program will enable you to advance in your career in the medical coding field. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll now.