If you are interested in health care, but you do not want to work directly with patients, then a career in physician coding could be just what you are looking for. There is a growing need for certified coders in the medical field. Employers feel that credentials are most important for medical coding professionals. Hiring and promotion practices are influenced by credentials. Credentialed employees are rewarded financially.
American Academy of Professional Coder's (AAPC's) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) for physician and outpatient coding is nationally recognized by employers seeking ethical, accurate and experience coders.
At Butler you can earn a Physician Coding Certificate. You will gain training in ICD-9, CPT, and HCPCS coding. Your Butler experience will help prepare you to sit for the national CPC exam. The exam is given in the Wichita area after you complete your coursework.
To become a certified coder, the applicant must have passed the national certification test plus have two years coding experience. Those applicants who are successful in passing the certification examination, but have not met the required
" two years of coding work experience," will be awarded the apprentice certification. Upon completion of acquiring the required coding work experience, the apprentice coder submits appropriate documentation and receives the official certification diploma.
If you are considering a career in the medical office or need to update your skills, we offer the Business Medical Specialist Certificate. Your Butler experience will prepare you to perform routine administrative duties in a medical, clinical, or health care facility. You will be able to perform specialized data entry, classification, and record keeping procedures related to medical diagnostic, treatment, and insurance documentation.
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