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Medical Coding & Billing Program
Delaware County Community College’s Medical Coding and Billing Program is approved by the AHIMA Foundation’s Approval Committee for Certificate Programs. This designation acknowledges the coding program as having been evaluated by a peer review process against a national minimum set of standards for entry-level coding professionals.
This process allows academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and private companies to be acknowledged as offering an ACCP Approved Coding Certificate Program. AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA’s 56,000 members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public.
Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, the American Health Information Management Association is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning. To learn more, visit the AHIMA website at www.ahima.org.
The College’s Medical Coding and Billing Certificate is a stackable credential that offers a career pathway into Health Information Technology. Visit www.hicareers.com to find out how you can continue your education in Health Information Technology.
The Value of Accreditation
The AHIMA Foundation’s ACCP designation:
- Identifies specialized programs that meet established coding educational standards
- Stimulates improvement of educational standards through faculty development opportunities, and by involving faculty and staff in program evaluation and planning
- Promotes a better understanding of the goals of professional coding education
- Provides reasonable assurance that practitioners possess the necessary job skills upon entry into the profession