The inpatient medical coding certification standard, CIC™ (Certified Inpatient Coder), is the only certification dedicated exclusively to inpatient hospital/facility coding.

Certified Inpatient Coder

Job Description

The Certified Inpatient Coder certificate program is a non-credit program that will prepare graduates to work in a hospital/facility setting where competency in inpatient coding and a higher level of skill, beyond the CPC™ certification, is required. The inpatient medical coding certification standard, CIC™ (Certified Inpatient Coder), is the only certification dedicated exclusively to inpatient hospital/facility coding.  The CIC™ validates expert level knowledge and experience in abstracting information from medical records for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding, and specialized payment knowledge in MS-DRGs and Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS).

Program Description

Upon successful completion of the program and the Essential Job Skills & Career Development Course, students will be eligible to become nationally certified as a CIC™ (Certified Inpatient Coder) by the American Academy of Professional Coders. You will earn this credential (CIC™) after successfully passing the national certification examination. This certification is sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), a nationally recognized organization offering professional accreditation, education, recognition, and networking opportunities to medical coders. Visit them at www.aapc.com or call 800.626.2633 to obtain an application packet or information. You must a have a high school diploma or GED to register for this course. You also must be at least 18 years of age.

Program Cost

Total cost of the program including tuition, textbooks, certification exam U-Pass transportation fee, and the Essential Job Skills & Career Development course is $3,161.  Payment plans are available for students.

Admission Requirements

 

Potential students will be required to have a high school diploma or a GED, be at least 18 years of age, and have completed the CPC-A program to participate.

Students participating in this program must:

  • Possess basic computer knowledge.
  • Possess motor skills and manual dexterity.
  • Have normal vision/hearing or device-corrected.
  • Have eye/hand coordination.
  • Have oral and written communication skills.

Employment Outlook

Demand for medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 13% from 2018-2028. Earning potential for a professional working in the field is approximately $40,000 to $45,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Program Contact

Sue Champagne
860.253.3034
schampagne@asnuntuck.edu