Certified Coder Academy is accommodating both ICD-9 and ICD-10 certification candidates with a combined Medical Coding Essentials program
April 27, 2014 (Newswire) - Certified Coder Academy, a leading medical coding certification exam preparation provider, and service of Online Career Advancement has recently announced a new, unlimited access, combined medical coding certification program. The program, Medical Coding Essentials, is designed for AHIMA and AAPC certification exam preparation and will accommodate both ICD-9 and ICD-10 standards.
The combined Certified Coder Academy program, Medical Coding Essentials, will include courses covering introductory and advanced ICD-9, CPT, and ICD-10-CM/PCS. Medical Coding Essentials will also include AHIMA and AAPC recommended and prerequisite courses like Anatomy/Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Health Care Technology at no additional cost.
Medical Coding Essentials is complete with several bonus study guides and supplemental resources and references for additional and advanced study options. "We strive to provide the most comprehensive and affordable online medical coding certification program available; that includes incentives to continue attracting nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals to our program," said Mark Robinson, senior administrator for Online Career Advancement. "We are proud, at Certified Coder Academy, that more than 90% of our students are the result of referrals from current or former program participants."
Mark adds, "During the past year we have cautioned our students, prospects, and partners not to be too decision-driven by the hype surrounding the implementation of ICD-10. When you have senior senators and congressman debating with industry leaders on the potential cost, complexity, and disruption to health care service of ICD-10, more organizations should have anticipated the delay."
Medical Coding Essentials, offered by Certified Coder Academy, is primarily designed to facilitate the transition into the medical coding field for people who have limited previous coding experience or training but has the learning resources to prepare experienced medical coders for advanced certifications.
Upon completing the Certified Coder Academy Medical Coding Essentials program, students will be prepared to pursue American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) exams.
The Medical Coding Essentials program is self-paced, with unlimited access, allowing students to participate in the course on their own schedule; the program is presented in a private and secure online course management system used by prominent colleges and universities worldwide. The system is highly interactive with score and activity tracking, messaging, an administrator, student support, dedicated course facilitators, and more.
Get more information about the Certified Coder Academy Medical Coding Essentials program at certifiedcoderacademy.com.