May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook 
2024-2025 College Catalog & Student Handbook

Inpatient Medical Coding Certificate (AMCO)

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Inpatient Medical Coding is a completely ONLINE certificate program.

The Inpatient Medical Coding Certificate program is designed to prepare Health Information Professionals by focusing on procedural and diagnostic coding for reimbursement of professional services performed in inpatient facility settings. The program includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, inpatient procedural coding (ICD-10-PCS) and diagnostic coding (ICD-10-CM) as well as medical regulations. Upon successful completion of the Inpatient Medical Coding Certificate program, the student is eligible to take the certification examinations administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). In order to complete the AMCO program students who have successfully completed the MRCO program need only take HIM 225  and HIM 250 . The AMCO program is presented 100% online and is supported with a wide variety of methods and opportunities for direct contact with the program manager and instructors.

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Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:

First Year

20 Semester Hours

*BIO 112  or BIO 210  & BIO 211  will satisfy the requirement of HIM 104 .

This program is aligned with the following Career Cluster: Health Science.

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