River Parishes Community College’s medical coding program receives first AHIMA approval in Louisiana

River Parishes Community College announced its approval by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP).

RPCC has the only approved Certificate of Applied Sciences in Medical Coding program in the state from AHIMA.

“This program started under the direction of Dr. Iris Henry and my team of two adjunct instructors, Kimberly McDonald and Stephanie Jordan and I have had the pleasure to take the program to new heights in the last year. We strived to set our program apart from the others and Professional Certificate Approval Program approval was the icing on the cake to all that hard work,” said Medical Coding Coordinator Melissa Norris.

The PCAP approval identifies coding education programs that have been evaluated by a peer review process against national minimum standards for entry-level coding professionals. This process allows academic institutions to be acknowledged as providing an approved coding certificate program.

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