Labouré offers a one-year Coding Certificate program for students interested in taking the first step into the field of Health Information Technology. This program focuses on developing the technical skills of ICD-9-CM and CPT coding. Some students decide to continue on to the HIT associate degree after completing this certificate.
Graduates of this approved HIT program are prepared for examination by AHIMA to earn the designation Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Coding professionals work closely with other members of the health information systems departments in health services organizations. Students who complete the Coding Certificate are eligible for examination by AHIMA to earn the designation of Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA).
“At times when I knew people working two or three jobs, coding
allowed me to support myself and my children as a single mother. The
world is yours. There are so many things you can do with this education.
Do your research; you are the only one who will limit yourself. With
coding, your options are wide open.” - Diana Lindo, RHIT, CCS
Manager, Coding Boston Children’s Hospital
For more information about courses required in the Coding Certificate Program, please refer to the Catalog & Student Handbook.
Coding professionals work in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, research, government, insurance companies and other businesses. For more information on coding and the many career possibilities, salary potential and job openings, please visit medicalbillingandcoding.org.