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CANDY UNDERWOOD has been teaching ICD-9 coding since 2000 and is currently certified to teach ICD-10 coding. Her past teaching colleges have been Richland Community College in Decatur, IL and Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, IL. She currently is the Director of HIM at Gibson Area Hospital. She is excited to teach the coding class this year at Parkland College. Candy likes to “stay on top of coding rules and regulations” and “teaching helps her stay current”. She is also excited to train theParkland students in ICD-10. This new coding system brings big changes to coding but also learning opportunities.


Medical Coding


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.

Medical Coding

Certified Medical Coders are in high demand throughout the healthcare industry today! Learn, with Candy Underwood, a thorough understanding of ICD-10 documentation requirements allowing you to navigate the complexities of the new code set. In addition, practice medical coding utilizing 3M™ Reimbursement and Coding Software. 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.

Tue/Thu Jan 25 - Jul 8, 2016
HCS 778-001Z
$2,899 (payment plan available)

Deadline: Jan 18

Please note: This program does not include the Certification Exam. 

FREE Health Careers Information Session

Learn details about careers as a Medical Coder, Pharmacy Technician & Veterinary Assistant.

Tue, Jan 12, 6-8pm




Session will provide:

Important course details

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Click here to learn more about this in-demand career!

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



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