What is a Medical Coder?

What is a Medical Coding Associate?
Medical Coding Associates analyze medical records and assign codes for the payment and reimbursement of health care claims. Accurate coding is critical to a healthcare facility’s income. Nationally, the demand for qualified coders has never been greater.

How long is the Medical Coding Associate program at OIC?

OIC Training Academy’s Medical Coding Associate program is 12 months long.

When will I attend classes?

Students attend classes Monday – Thursday, 4:30p.m.-9:00p.m.

Where can I work as a Medical Coding Associate?

Employment opportunities in this growing health care industry include doctor’s offices, medical clinics, nursing homes, nursing services, insurance companies, hospitals, and governmental agencies associated with health care reimbursement.

What does it cost to attend the Medical Coding program?

OIC recognizes that students are interested in making a real investment in their futures. The Medical Coding program prepares you to enter your new career as a competent professional and provides you with the skills and confidence you need to be a part of the dental field. At OIC, we do our best to keep the cost of your training low. Click here to view a breakdown of the Medical Coding program tuition. If you have any additional questions concerning program costs, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

What services does OIC offer students?

OIC is a student-centered agency. Our programs are designed to provide students with opportunities to be successful. We offer supportive counseling services, individualized tutoring, and referral services as needed. Financial Aid options are available for most students.

What will I learn in the Medical Coding program?

The Medical Coding program at OIC is designed to prepare individuals as medical diagnosis and procedure coding specialists. Upon completion of the program, students can receive national certification and become a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) through the CCA examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). For more information, please visit our Program Objectives.

Are there any prerequisites Medical Coding program?

You must have a High School Diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old. You must participate in an admissions interview and pass an entrance exam.

Will the credits I earn at OIC transfer to another school?

OIC Training Academy currently does not hold articulation agreements with any other institution. Courses completed at OIC may or may not transfer to other institutions. Students must contact the receiving institution to verify the acceptance of OIC courses. OIC does not accept credits or courses from other institutions.

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For more information about OIC’s Medical Coding program or admittance into the program, please contact our Admissions Office at 304.366.8142 or via email to oicfmt@oicwv.org.

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