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All About AHIMA Accreditation: Part Two

In Part One, we dove into the details on AHIMA certification and the importance of an accredited program to launch your career as a healthcare professional. Now, let’s discuss what you’ll experience as a student in Eagle Rock College’s AHIMA Accredited Medical Billing & Coding program and all about the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS®) exam.

Our Medical Billing & Coding Program

Eagle Rock College’s AHIMA-accredited Medical Billing & Coding program is a crucial step in pursuing a career as a Certified Medical Coder. This growing field specializes in coding a patient’s diagnosis, requesting payments from the patient’s insurance company and processing patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information.

Our comprehensive program covers everything you need to know to prepare for the CCS exam and succeed in this field, from the proper terminologies to coding and billing methodologies. Key areas we cover include how to code for procedures and diagnoses, practice on billing scenarios, and understanding the complex landscape of billing for Medicare, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, and Worker’s Compensation.

Completion of this program and possession of an AHIMA certification positions you as a prime candidate for medical billing and coding positions throughout the healthcare industry, including at hospitals, physician offices, outpatient departments, and insurance companies.

All About the CSS Exam

The CSS Exam is administered by AHIMA, and its certification represents high-level achievement and proficiency in inpatient and outpatient billing and coding. The test covers 97 multiple choice questions and eight medical scenarios in a four-hour comprehensive examination. Pursuing CSS certification allows you to improve your earning potential, take advantage of increased job opportunities, and position yourself for long term career success.

In order to ensure you receive the best possible instruction and preparation, in addition to our Medical Coding and Billing diploma program, Eagle Rock College also offers a special stand alone program that focuses solely on CSS Exam preparation. This course not only ensures you learn medical coding under AHIMA’s guidelines, but covers subjects that non-AHIMA schools do not.

Why Should I Choose Eagle Rock College?

While there are many Medical Billing and Coding programs in California, only three are accredited by AHIMA, and Eagle Rock College is one of them. This gives you an edge not simply on the CCS exam, but in pursuing a career in the medical billing and coding field. By completing our Medical Billing and Coding or short term CSS preparation program at Eagle Rock College, you’ll be positioned for success to ace the CSS exam and launch your career in health care industry.

There are still some spots left for fall – talk to an advisor today and see if Eagle Rock’s Medical Billing and Coding program is right for you.

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