Medical Coding is highly sought after profession now. There are many opportunities in medical coding, many companies offering medical coding, medical transcriptional jobs and nowadays the demand for medical coders has been increasing. Now is the right time to shift your career and grab a secure job in the healthcare industry. It is an easy career shift for anyone from medical or paramedical background and now general graduates can also choose this career by learning medical terminology first.
If you are planning to learn medical coding, there are two important things to consider.
1) Getting an in-depth knowledge of ICD10, CPT, and HCPCS in order to clear the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam of AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders), which is a globally accepted certification in coding. Irrespective of whether you intend to work in India or the US, you will need to get certified as a medical coder from the AAPC
2) Clearing this exam and getting the credentials is not enough, you need to aim at a job thereafter. So, it is important to learn how to do coding/billing in real-time.
The medical coding and billing industry is one of the fastest growing industries and there is a huge and growing demand for experienced as well as certified medical coding and billing professionals. Opportunities are on rise considering the emergence of health insurance payment system in Middle east countries (UAE, Qatar, Saudi etc) while the US opportunity is still going strong. Actually there are shortage of qualified and experienced medical coders in this field. BPO companies always find it difficult to get experienced and work ready coders.
If you are in Kerala then the best medical coding institute is CIGMA Healthcare Academy with training centers in Kochi and Calicut. The Academy trains you in coding fundamentals, offers you internship and also helps you prepare for the AAPC certification exams. The Academy is run by experienced trainers and offers real time experience and placement guarantee after successful completion.
Medical Coding Program Overview at CIGMA
The Medical Coding Certificate program of Cigma Medical Coding Academy provides academic and clinical education in inpatient and outpatient coding, including required courses in health record content, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and disease process, treatments, medical supplies and implants. The program prepares graduates to perform medical coding functions in various health care facilities. The program adhere to the American Academy of Professional Coders Association’s ( AAPC) approval criteria for coding certificate programs. Students completing this certificate will be qualified to sit for the AAPC exam CPC/COC/CIC credentials.
Other courses by CIGMA
Apart from Medical Coding and Billing certification and training courses, we also offer courses for Medical Scribing and Medical Transcription. If you are interested about any of the courses mentioned here, you can start your new career by joining Cigma Healthcare Academy.