2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook
Medical Coding, CA [MEDCOD-CT, 44 Total Credits]
LIMITED ENTRY PROGRAM
Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement. For more information please visit www.csn.edu/limited-entry-admission.
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program are located at www.csn.edu/gainful-employment.
The coding program is designed for students to become coding specialists with demonstrated knowledge and skills in applications of classifications and nomenclatures to health information. Coding with approved classification systems is required for direct patient care, research, and fiscal reimbursement. Recipients of the Certificate of Achievement in Medical Coding may apply to take the national certification exam given by the American Health Information Management Association. Successful candidates receive the Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Based (CCS-P) credential.
The Medical Coding program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association, 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5809, (312) 233-1100.