An integral part of the health profession, converting medical services into codes
Key Program Features
Medical coding is one of the fastest growing professions in the current job market. Medical coders convert health diagnoses, procedures, medical services and equipment into universal medical codes and make sure they are applied correctly for medical billing purposes. LLCC Medical Coding includes CPT and ICD-10 coding along with human anatomy and physiology, medical insurance billing and an internship. Upon completion of the program, students may choose to receive professional certification in the medical coding field. Graduates of our program work in physician’s offices and hospitals, while others are self-employed.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of health information and medical records technicians is predicted to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024. The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), a medical coding training and certification association, states the average salary for medical coders ranges from nearly $40,000 to more than $64,000 depending on location and certification. A professional medical coding certification can increase job potential.
Learn more about the courses in the medical coding program:
Medical Coding Specialist • Certificate of Achievement – time to completion: 18 months
LLCC Medical Coding has specific admission requirements that must be met to enter the applicant pool. Please see the advising checklist for this program.
Attend an information session. You will learn about:
- Program admittance requirements
- Combination online and on-campus evening courses
- Full or part-time paradigms
- Cutting edge training for electronic medical records
- Anatomy-specific training for ICD-10
All sessions are 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Logan Hall at LLCC-Springfield (see campus map). Signs will be posted with the meeting room number.
- Dec. 4, 2017
Investment in Your Future
The 2017-2018 standard in-district tuition rate for the program is $121 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour.
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Some programs, including Medical Coding Specialist • Certificate of Achievement, fall under regulations for “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation.” LLCC provides this program’s gainful employment information in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).