Medical Coding & Data Quality


Institute of Emerging Health Professions, Continuing & Professional Studies




East Falls





Join us for a Virtual Information Session on July 24, 2024 at 6 PM

This is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn about the curriculum, career opportunities, and degree requirements. Please register by July 23, 2024.

The 34-credit Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Coding and Data Quality combines traditional academic coursework with hands-on coding experience. The program emphasizes ethical and regulatory policies necessary to produce accurate high-quality coding data that support the economic vitality of the US healthcare system. During the capstone/practicum course, students will apply knowledge from courses they have taken throughout the program using a virtual lab that gives students online access to realistic patient cases and hands­ on experience with leading technology used in today's healthcare environments. The medical coding certificate will help students succeed in the Health Information Management field, which is expected to grow by over 8% (twice the average for all occupations) through 2032, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Students in our Medical Coding & Data Quality Certificate program are prepared for entry-level medical coding positions in a physician's practice, hospital, rehabilitation center, skilled nursing facility, and other healthcare settings.


Thomas Jefferson University’s Coding certificate uses the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation's model curriculum to ensure that each candidate is prepared for the coding world. The competencies serve as a basis of curriculum development and learning objectives for only the highest echelon of academic programs in Coding. Certificate completers will be eligible to sit for certification exams from AHIMA including Coding Certificate Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist Physician-based (CCSP) as well as American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) examinations including Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COP), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIP).

  • HSCX 120 Medical Terminology (3 cr.)
  • HSCX 200 Structure/Function Human Body (3 cr.)
  • HSCX 201 Human Disease and Treatment (3 cr.)
  • HSMX 303 Business and Healthcare Law (3 cr.)
  • CODP 100 Intro Health Info & Data Qual (3 cr.)
  • CODP 202 ICD-10 CM (3 cr.)
  • CODP 203 CPT Coding Concepts (3 cr.)
  • CODP 204 Applications of CPT Coding (3 cr.)
  • CODP 205 ICD-10 PCS (3 cr.)
  • CODP 206 ICD-10 Principles/Applications (3 cr.)
  • CODP 207 Reimbursement Methodology (3 cr.)
  • CODP 210 Coding Professional Practicum Experience (3 cr.)