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Accreditation

This program is Professional Certificate Approved Program (PCAP) approved

The Miami Dade college Medical Coder biller program is approved by the AHIMA Professional Certificate Approval Program. 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 to be acknowledged as offering an approved coding certificate program.

  1. "Value for Students" Statement
    The AHIMA Professional Certificate Approval Program 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
  2. Timeframe of program approval: January, 2017 to January, 2020 with annual interim approval during these years

The Medical Coder/Biller program is approved as a Comprehensive Coding Program by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP).

Licensure

Upon completion of the Medical Coder-Biller program, graduates are eligible to apply to the American Health Information Management Association or the American Academy of Professional Coders for permission to participate in the examination process. The credentialing process associated with this profession is considered voluntary. For further information, contact:

AHIMA
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
Main Number:
(312) 233-1100
Main Fax:
(312) 233-1090

American Academy of Professional Coders
2480 South 3850 West
Suite B
Salt Lake City, UT. 84120
(800) 626-2633
Fax: 801-236-2258