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    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-23 Academic Catalog 
2022-23 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospital Facility Coding, CSC

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This is a G3 eligible program.  Click here to learn more.

This program prepares individuals for employment and career advancement in inpatient and ambulatory surgery coding positions (such as: hospital facility coding specialist, medical coding assistant, medical billing specialist or medical insurance coding specialist).

CERTIFICATION: Students enrolled in the program may apply for the AHIMA CCS exam (at the student’s expense).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: This program has specific admission requirements and is selective and competitive. All admission requirements must be met before being considered in the selection process. In all cases, the recommendation of the selection committee is the final determinant for admission to the Hospital Facility Coding program.

  • Completed Laurel Ridge Community College application for admission.
  • Completed Laurel Ridge Community College placement tests or other required development course work.
  • Completed (graduate of) Medical Billing/Coding certificate program and/or hold an active CPC (AAPC) or CCA certification (AHIMA).
  • Completed application for admission to the Hospital Facility Coding program, including transcripts of all post-secondary courses attempted and/or completed.
  • Demonstrated minimum keyboarding skill of 40 wpm.
  • Proficiency in computer applications (i.e., Microsoft Office)
  • Documentation of two years’ coding work experience that is validated by supervisors.

Certificate Curriculum

Semester Total: 6 Credits

Semester Total: 7 Credits

Semester Total: 4 Credits

Program Total: 17 Credits

1 Prerequisite courses in this program are waived.
2 Readiness for ENG 111 ; Pre or Co-requisite: HIM 112 
3 Instructor approval required.

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