Mercy College Medical Coding Certificate Program Provides:
- Incorporation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) coding system, nationally mandated in October 2015
- Preparation for the CCA Certification exam
- Option of applying college credit earned in certificate program toward advanced degrees in related healthcare fields
- Eligibility for Financial Aid
The Medical Coding certificate program will prepare students to work as part of the healthcare team as integral members of the health information industry. Medical coders are responsible for selecting the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes of various medical services for data analysis and reimbursement.
The program includes lecture and laboratory components specifically designed to prepare students for entry into professional practice as medical coders and prepare them to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The CCA is the only HIM credential worldwide currently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Mercy College’s Medical Coding certificate program is 26 credit hours spanning three semesters. The Medical Coding Certificate program courses begin in the fall semester (August).