Certified Professional Coder Program
By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care. - President George W. Bush, 2004 State of the Union Address
What is a Certified Professional Coder?
With the shift to electronic medical records, Certified Professional Coders have become vital in the electronic maintenance of a patient’s health care records and correct submission of claims to health insurance providers. Knowledgeable in both medical terminology and disease classifications, Certified Professional Coders are responsible for reading medical charts and assigning correct diagnosis, procedure and supply codes in hospitals, doctor offices and other health care facilities.
The Certified Professional Coder Program at Macomb
Part of Macomb’s Center for Health Careers offered through Workforce and Continuing Education, Macomb’s Certified Professional Coder Program will introduce you to the medical terminology and disease classifications used by professional coders as you prepare for the internationally recognized Certified Professional Coder exam, licensed by the American Academy of Professional Coders. Macomb’s Certified Professional Coder Program can be completed in as little as three months and includes a certificate of completion from Macomb.
What is a Continuing Education Program?
Continuing Education programs are open enrollment, which means you do not have to fill out an application to Macomb Community College. Continuing Education programs are not eligible for financial aid or for academic credit toward an associate degree or related certificate.
Certified Professional Coder Courses at Macomb
- Career Workshop (Required before enrolling in Macomb’s Certified Professional Coder Program)
- Microsoft Office 2013
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Coding I
- Medical Coding II
- CPC Study Night
Career Opportunities as a Certified Professional Coder
Upon successful completion of Macomb’s Certified Professional Coder Program and passage of the Certified Professional Coder exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders, you will be qualified for entry into this growing field.
How do I find out more about Macomb’s Certified Professional Coder Program?
For more information about the Certified Professional Coding Program at Macomb, contact firstname.lastname@example.org at Macomb’s Center for Health Careers, 586.226.4807.