This program is designed to train students to become eligible for a position as a hospital coding specialist I or a professional coding analyst.

Fifteen candidates, plus two alternates are selected to complete this program. Upon completion of the course, students sit for the Certified Procedural Coding (CPC) exam.

A committee reviews the applicant pool and determines potential candidates. Class members are selected using standardized criteria, including the results of a pre-test administered during your interview.

Course Details

To be considered for the program you must:

  • Complete an online application.
  • If selected, complete an interview/screening with a WVU Medicine Human Resources representative and coding educators.
  • Meet the pre-requisites: you must have completed previous course work in medical terminology and anatomy and physiology no later than 2014 and obtained a grade of B or higher.
  • Must have current immunizations.
  • Before acceptance in the program, you must complete a pre-program physical and undergo a criminal background check.
  • Class attendance is essential to complete this program. If you are unable to attend all classes, you should not apply for this program.

 The application is available April 10th through the 26th.

The Medical Coding Education Program will run July 11 to November 30, 2017

Cost

The cost of the program is $2,710. The WVU Medicine Health Information Management department will offer a $2,000 scholarship, making the final cost $710 for each participant. Fees must be paid in full prior to the start of classes

Students must agree that if he/she is offered a position as a Hospital Coding Specialist I or Professional Coding Analyst with WVU Medicine and he/she either declines the position or does not remain employed in good standing with WVU Medicine for one full calendar year from date of hire, he/she shall be obligated to repay WVU Medicine in the amount of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000), which represents the tuition costs paid by WVU Medicine for the Program.

Click to view the Medical Coding Education Program Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have questions about this program please contact Kimberly Raines at rainesk@wvumedicine.org.