The Illinois Rural Health Association, recognizes the great demand for trained medical coding and billing experts in rural areas. The Illinois Rural Health Association is working with IL AHEC (Area Health Education Centers), to sponsor a limited number of $1000 Medical Billing & Coding Scholarships for the spring semester 2017.
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Everyone from insurance companies to medical researchers uses medical coding, making medical coders crucial to the financial operation of every hospital and doctor's office in the country. More than 42 percent of experienced codes make between $30,000 and $40,000, although pay can go as high as $100,000 according to a national health information management survey. Learn more by clicking here.
Certified medical coders are in high demand throughout the health care industry! Gain a thorough understanding of ICD-10 documentation requirements allowing you to navigate the complexities of the new code set. In addition, practice medical coding using 3M Coding and Reimbursement System Plus software with Carol Paton. Become proficient at skills learned in classification and coding systems. Prepare for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certifications. Note: This program does not include the certification exams.
High school diploma or equivalent, high school math and reading comprehension, and proficiency reading and writing the English language. Individuals with prior drug convictions or other felonies may be prohibited from obtaining certification, employment, and/or licenses.
Students will receive their textbook as an e-book for assigned readings as well as a hard copy workbook. Internet accessibility is essential to successful completion of the program. Strongly recommend access to a laptop, desktop, or tablet for reading material.
Please note: This program does not include the Certification Exam.
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For more information on certification visit the American Academy of Professional Coders website.
Information about the various Medical Coding Certification Exams can be found below:
Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
To register by phone, call 217/351-2235