Award Type: CCL
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Coding: Hospital-Based program is designed to prepare individuals for diagnostic and procedural coding positions in hospitals and hospital-based settings such as outpatient clinics, emergency departments, and surgery centers, and includes a professional practice affiliation in an area health care setting. The program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association (233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60601-5800) and is designed to provide the foundation needed for comprehensive entry-level coding certification examinations.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Students pursuing this program must select either Fulltime (begins Spring) or Parttime (begins Spring) participation.
Students in this program participate in mandatory professional practice placements in health care settings.
Students must be willing to undergo a background check performed by the MCCCD approved vendor. (Students who are unsure of their background status may take a preliminary background check at their own expense before entering the program, results of which will not be sent to the college.)
High school graduate or GED.
Completion of Program Prerequisites.
Students must have current English assessment reflecting eligibility for + ENG101, First-Year Composition (3) OR + ENG107, First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR Permission of Program Director (0) 0-3
Formal application and acceptance to the Medical Coding: Hospital-Based certificate program is required.
Proof of positive titers or current immunization: Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and varicella.
Proof of one time dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) followed by tetanus/diphtheria (Td) booster every 10 years.
Ability to fully participate in classroom laboratory, and professional practice in health care settings. Prior to practice placements, students must provide documented proof of meeting current requirements for: CPR training, health and drug screenings and immunizations.
Applications can be obtained from the Health Professions Advisor, Program Director, or from the Phoenix College website.
Background Check Requirements Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Supplemental Background Check policy. Program applications will not be accepted without a copy of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Upon conditional program admission, the student must comply with all requirements of the current MCCCD background check policy.