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Medical Coding FAQ's


What does a Medical Coder do?
Who will I be working for?
Will I be certified after taking the program and do I need to become certified?
Can I work from home?


Q. What does a Medical Coder do?
A. Medical Coders translate patient diagnoses, procedures and visits into medical codes using ICD-10 CM and CPT® code books. There is a medical code for everything from a common cold to a broken arm and beyond. You will assign these codes and help connect doctors, patients, hospitals and insurance companies.
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Q. Who will I be working for?
A. Medical Coders work for doctor’s offices, clinics, and hospitals,. Once you graduate, our graduate support representatives can give you some tips and tricks to use during your job search to help you find the best fit for you.
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Q. Will I be certified after taking the program and do I need to become certified?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute’s Medical Coding program will prepare you to take a Certification exam of your choosing. You are not required to take a certification exam, however taking this additional step will help you market yourself to potential employers and validate your knowledge in Medical Coding. USCI recommends taking the CPC-A® exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
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Q. Can I work from home?
A. U.S. Career Institute cannot guarantee employment. Upon receipt of your certificate of completion you will have access to our Graduate Support team including our Career Coach Program at no additional cost. U.S. Career Institute will work closely with you during your job search to assist you with the process of marketing yourself to find employment including how to build your resume, cover letter, how to locate potential job opportunities, marketing and networking.

We have found that medical coding employers prefer that you have at least one year of in-office experience before they will offer the opportunity to work from home. If your goal is to work from home, we recommend Medical Coding & Billing.
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