School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Medical Coding and Data Quality

Students in our Medical Coding & Data Quality Certificate program learn entry level medical coding positions in a physician’s practice, hospital, rehabilitation center, skilled nursing facility or other healthcare setting.

The Medical Coding and Data Quality Certificate Program at Jefferson combines traditional academic coursework, state-of-the-art technology, and supervised fieldwork with expert certified medical coders. The program emphasizes ethical and regulatory policies necessary to produce accurate high quality coding data that supports the economic vitality of the US healthcare system. Learners complete the program with members of an inter-professional team at the nation’s oldest and most respected freestanding academic medical center. The Coding Certificate is what you need to succeed in the Health Information field, which is expected to grow by over 21% through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Curriculum

Thomas Jefferson University’s Coding certificate uses the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation's model curriculum to ensure that each candidate is prepared for the coding world. The competencies serve as a basis of curriculum development and learning objectives for only the highest echelon of academic programs in Coding. Certificate completers will be eligible to sit for certification exams from AHIMA including Coding Certificate Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist Physician-based (CCSP) as well as American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) examinations including Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COP), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIP).

Please contact the Department of Professional and Continuing Studies for additional information.

Course Title Credits
GNST 120 Medical Terminology 3
CODP 100 Intro Health Information & Data Quality 3
CODP 200 Structure and Function of Human Body 3
CODP 201 Human Disease and Treatment 3
CODP 202 ICD-10-CM 3
CODP 203 CPT Coding Concepts 3
CODP 204 Application of CPT Coding 3
CODP 205 ICD-10 PCS 3
CODP 206 ICD-10 Principles/Applications 1
CODP 207 Reimbursement Methodology 3
CODP 210 Coding PPE 3
HCA 303 Business & HC Law 3

Program Information

Program Length
34 Credits

Program Format
On-site/Online

Prerequisites
HS diploma/GED

Application Deadlines
Fall: July 15
Spring: November 15
Summer: March 15