DePaul University

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Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep Certificate Program



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Advanced Hospital Coding and CCS Prep Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Advanced Hospital Coding course is designed for individuals who have coding skills and want to enhance their facility coding skills. Mastering these skills will provide the opportunity to obtain positions in the best paying sector of the coding profession, will make you a more marketable employee and is essential for successful completion of the American Health Information Management Association's mastery level credentialing exam, the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). This program will provide an overview of the payment systems used by health care facilities giving the student an understanding of the impact of their codes. This objective will be obtained by the use of DRG's and APC's. Students will learn the coding guidelines used in facility coding for inpatients, ambulatory surgery and outpatient diagnostic patients by reviewing the Official Coding Guidelines in detail.


  • Administrative Medical Specialist course OR
  • High school diploma;
  • Medical Terminology;
  • Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology;
  • ICD-9-CM coding;
  • CPT-4 coding
  • Accreditation:

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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