Lincoln College of New England’s Certificate program in Health Information Coding is designed to prepare students to access health information, identify diagnoses/procedures and assign appropriate codes utilizing state of the art software designed for coding and reimbursement. Computerized patient record (CPR) systems, information systems security and data confidentiality as required in all health care facilities are emphasized. This course is ideal for those wishing to expedite entry into a new career.
Upon successful completion of the Health Information Coding Certificate program, Lincoln College of New England graduates should be able to:
Demonstrate desirable, ethical attitudes and work habits: verbal/written communication skills, creative thinking, problem solving, good judgment, self-reliance, team cooperation, acceptance of change, commitment to life-long learning, support of diversity and technology usage
Secure an entry level health information coding position in various health care delivery settings
Sit for the national qualifying examination for certification as a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and with at least 3 years inpatient coding experience, sit for the national certification exam for the credential, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or the Certified Coding Specialist – Physician (CCS-P)
Demonstrate the ability to code and abstract in any healthcare setting
Demand for health information coding professionals continues to increase throughout the healthcare industry, including acute, long-term care, physician offices, and other settings. Students are encouraged to research career outlook information through the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Health Information Coding - Lincoln College of New England