Certified Coding Associate Credential

Certified Coding Associate Credential

Credits Available

  • HCA 105: Medical Terminology (3 credits, lower division level)
  • HIM 205: Reimbursement Methodologies (3 credits, lower division level)
  • HIM 210: Medical Coding & Billing I (3 credits, lower division level)

Dates Valid

January 2011 through July 2017

Issuing Agency

American Health Information Management Association

About the Credential

The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination is a national credential obtained from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHIMA is a prestigious professional organization known for its rigorous standards and excellence within the medical coding and health information management industry. Individuals who apply to register and sit for the CCA examination demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in the field of health information management principles in both theory and application.

Applying for the Credit 

Submit a Credential Credit Application to apply for the credit.

  • Charter Oak students: Log into the Acorn Student Portal and look in Student Self-Service / Student Forms.
  • Non-Charter Oak students: Contact the PLA Office to request a Credential Credit Application.

Course Descriptions

HCA 105: Medical Terminology (3 credits, lower division level)
Students should demonstrate a basic understanding of medical terminology and language that is used by health care professionals throughout the industry.

HIM 205: Reimbursement Methodologies (3 credits, lower division level)
Required subject matter includes a strong understanding of the popular reimbursement methodologies that are used within healthcare setting as it relates to compliance, billing and reporting standards. Important topics include prospective payment systems, billing procedures, reimbursement monitoring and reporting.

HIM 210: Medical Coding & Billing I (3 credits, lower division level)
Subject matter requires a strong understanding of basics of procedural and diagnostic coding classification systems and accurate application of coding concepts and principles. Encoders and compliance procedures are also focused on heavily in this course.

About the Review

This review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities