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Washington, DC, United States, 2012/01/06 - Certified Coder Academy, a service of Online Career Advancement, is allowing people interested in pursuing medical coding careers to start with two completely free medical coding courses with unlimited 24/7 access.
Pursuing a professional medical coding certification can be very challenging, even for those with work experience. Particularly for people who lack prior related education or experience, it is critical to have certain foundation competencies, skills and knowledge to be successful at passing medical coding certification exams.
The Certified Coder Academy program will prepare participants to pursue medical coding certification exams administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC); these are the two largest and most widely recognized credentialing organizations for the medical coding industry.
Both AHIMA and AAPC have requirements for prospective exam takers to have completed course work in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and medical billing and insurance. They also offer these courses to members for a fee; participants can expect to pay hundreds of dollars for these, essentially prerequisite, courses.
Complete medical coding foundation courses in medical terminology and medical billing are being offered at no charge, and with no obligation, by the Certified Coder Academy. Both of these courses were developed and offered at a community college in Boston, MA with registration fees of $200 and $250 respectively, with an enrollment period of eleven weeks.
“Our free medical coding preparation courses are accessed via a course management system used by colleges and universities worldwide. We expect that participants in these courses will gain the necessary knowledge and skills that will help them successfully pursue professional coding certification programs” says Leonard Cox, a program developer at Online Career Advancement.
The Certified Coder Academy free medical coding preparation course is developed and supported by college educators. Participants benefit from a rich interactive learning environment with activity tracking for lessons and quizzes, messaging, blogs, updates, and a certificate of achievement. These courses have an unlimited enrollment period and are accessible 24 hours every day from anywhere via an Internet enabled computer. Get more information and access to free medical coding courses at certifiedcoderacademy.com/.