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South Hills Offers New Medical Coding Certification Course

South Hills Press Release

STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology announced it will offer a new, 5-month long Medical Coding Certification Course. South Hills teamed up with The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) to provide a new “hybrid” learning course; combining flexible, online classes with classroom instruction and mentoring. The course will address the increasing demand among healthcare organizations for qualified medical coders. Medical coders play a critical role maintaining patient records and processing insurance claims. Classes will begin in February 2018.

An information session will be held for those interested in learning more about the Medical Coding Certification Course on January 31, 2018, at 6:00 PM at the South Hills main campus at 480 Waupelani Drive in State College.
Click here to register to attend the information session.

The Medical Coding Certification Course will help students prepare to take the exam to earn the Certified Professional Coding (CPC) credential. Classes included in the course are Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, ICD-10-CM Coding, CPT-4 Coding, HCPCS Coding, and Practicum Coding Experience. No prior medical experience is required to apply for the course.

“We developed this course to help students develop the kinds of skills necessary to start a career as a medical coder. This is our first “hybrid” course which gives students the opportunity to complete some of the coursework online from the comfort of their homes, while also giving them access to experienced instructors in the classroom. At South Hills, we work closely with local employers to understand their needs and design courses that give our students the knowledge and credentials to meet those demands. This certification provides an important professional credential.” said Jeff Stachowski, Director of Lifelong Learning Programs, at South Hills.

Applications are currently being accepted now. Apply for the course online or contact Jeff Stachowski, Director of Lifelong Learning Programs, at jstachowski@southhills.edu or 814-234-7755 for more information.

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