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Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP) Statement

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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).

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All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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