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Charting a New Course: A Career in Medical Coding


Member, Board of Directors
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)


Foothills AHEC

Program Description

This event is meant to provide a closer look at medical coding, particularly the education and career path students should take to become a medical coder and to excel in the profession. With the increasing need for skilled medical coders in Georgia due to the new CMS ICD-10 code sets and changes in health care services reimbursement, our organization wants to expose young people to the benefits of this career and how to prepare themselves for it. The Health Careers in Georgia manual provides the basics; however, this speaker will provide an updated and in-depth perspective on this increasingly complex role.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- List typical tasks and responsibilities of a medical coder
- Identify the education and career path students should take to excel in the profession
- Explain the benefits, challenges, and complexities of the profession
- Summarize the importance and growth of the profession


On Demand
Original program date: Feb 19, 2015

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Workforce Development