This program teaches the fundamental medical coding skills for professional services (physicians, mid-level providers, etc) and prepares the student to take American Academy of Professional Coders™ (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder exam.
The program is designed to be completed in 16 weeks. The program covers CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10-CM coding. Lakewood University teaches broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for professional (physician) services.
Seek employment in various areas including medical offices, hospitals, clearinghouses, or insurance agencies as a Medical Coding Specialist! Medical coders review patient information for preexisting conditions, retrieve patient records for medical personnel, and work as a liaison between the health clinician and billing offices.
Lakewood University’s Medical Coding program will provide knowledge-based training and instruction on medical billing practices, electronic health records (EHR) data keeping, and insurance policies. You will learn Current Procedural Terminology and how to navigate through different types of coding systems.
Lakewood University provides everything you need for the Medical Coding Program. You will receive:
Across American Academy of Professional Coders™ (AAPC) membership, medical coders (certified and non-certified) earn an average salary of $54,890, up 5.8% from last year’s average salary of $51,889. Medical coders without certification earn approximately $42,015 per year while certified professional coders on average earn $55,923 annually—33% more than their non-certified colleagues. This calculation includes all certifications attained through AAPC, AHIMA, and other organizations. The average salary solely for AAPC-certified professionals is 8.7% higher.
Pay continues to climb for medical coding certification. The salary for health information technicians with two credentials rises to an average of $64,890. Billing and coding specialists with three or more credentials earn approximately $70,608 per year.
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Payment in full: $6,400.00
Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.
Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs
Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs
Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term