23 Feb 2018

AKODE Medical Coding Training Institute in Pondicherry

AKODE Medical Coding Training Institute is one of the best institutes in Pondicherry. It’s one of the branch offices of CARDEA HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS (AAPC Approved Centers in INDIA) located in Bangalore.  Akode Institute has been in this medical coding training for more than five years with good records. Akode Institute faculties are AAPC certified coders with 10 plus years of experience in the relevant field.  

What is Medical Coding?

Medical Coding is the process of conversion of Medical records into numerical. [Conversion of Medical records especially the procedures and diagnosis into universally accepted codes (CPT {Current procedural terminology} and ICD 10 CM {International Classifications of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical modification}].

Medical coding is one of the processes in the USA Healthcare industry where many companies in India getting projects outsourced from the United States.

What is required to become a coder?

The basic requirement for a medical coder is a good understanding of Human anatomy, medical terminology and medical abbreviations.

Future and Career Growth in Medical Coding:

Many coding companies have been successfully doing well for more than 25 yrs as well as many new companies are emerging in all metropolitan cities of India. Medical coder demand is always there because of many emerging companies as well as established companies keep hiring candidates for their new projects.    

Career growth is too good starting from Executive level to Senior Executive, Group Co-coordinator, Team Leader, Assistant Manager, Manager and Director Positions are given based on individual performance and knowledge.   
After completion of AAPC approved certificates, coder’s salary, as well as position, will get changed.  Salary of coders is too good based on their experience as well as performance. Healthcare sector is more or less parallel to the IT Industry in all ways with a lot of better opportunities.  

Abroad opportunities for AAPC Certified Coders, Those who are planning to work in Arab countries like Dubai, UAE and surrounding areas the demand for medical coders is too high with excellent salary package. Few Indian companies sending their coder’s to the United States for onshore training purpose. 

Business opportunities, Experienced coders can start up a company of their own. If they are able to manage and get a small client from the USA it would be really good for any startup companies (Or) In India itself few chances are there to get some third party work / Home based coding.

Medical coding process in India based Hospitals: In Pondicherry and Cuddalore few hospitals like JIPMER, PIMS, few more hospitals have been doing their own coding and billing process similar to USA healthcare; in near future, there may be still more demand for coders in India based hospital sector itself. 

Medical Coding Companies in India:

Medical coding companies are located in all major cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Villupuram, Salem, Vellore, Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Noida, Mumbai, Pune and Trivandrum.

Work Environment:

All the MNC (Multinational companies) jobs are white-collar jobs with a good professional environment where everyone gets equal opportunities to show their talents and develop their skills and knowledge. There would be some targets to achieve on a daily basis with set quality and the employee annual salary increment would depend on a few criteria like Attendance, Production, Quality and their individual skills. 

Eligibility for Medical Coding:
Physiotherapist, Nursing, Pharmacy, Bio-chem., Biotech, Micro-bio, Botany, Zoology, Nutrition & Dietitian, Medical transcriptionist, Ayurvedic, BDS, Bsc, Msc, Degree or Diploma in life science graduates, final year students etc. 

Job Opportunities:
Akode Institute is providing 100% job placement assistance in all good companies.

Courses offered:
    A.   Medical coding basic:

Duration – One Month
Subject: Human Anatomy
               Physiology & Pathology
               Medical Abbreviation & Medical Terminology      
Certification: Cardea Healthcare Solutions  
    B.   Medical coding advance

Duration – Two Months
Subject: Human Anatomy
               Physiology & Pathology
               Medical Abbreviation & Medical Terminology      
               ICD 10 CM
               CPT with Modifiers (Basic)
Certification: Cardea Healthcare Solutions
    C.   CPC Exam Training

Duration – Three Months
Subject: Human Anatomy
               Physiology & Pathology
               Medical Abbreviation & Medical Terminology      
               ICD 10 CM (21 Chapters Guidelines)
               CPT (Advance)
              HCPCS II
              Modifiers (Level I and Level II)

Training is given by AAPC Certified trainers with ten plus years experience coders.

Certification: AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) Certification by the United States (Valid in all countries)

CPC Exam Details: https://www.aapc.com/

Duration: 5 hour and 40 min
Questions: 150 Multiple Choice Questions
Pass Mark: Overall score of 70%
Open Book Exam (Original books will be provided during the exam by exam centre in Chennai).
Results will be announced in a week in respective coders AAPC log in.

Certified coders have more demand in the market, those who are interested but from non-science background can also take three months training and appear for exam (Two attempts - One free retake). Any fresher’s can take up the basic exam (CPC-A; it is apprentice status, Passed the exam but don’t have two years experience, After submit their two years experience certificate via email to AAPC the status would be changed from CPC-A to CPC).

Apart from this so many other certifications like (COC, CIC, CCC, CIRCC, and CANPC etc) are there based on speciality. Normally two-plus years experienced coders would like to take up these types of exams for their career growth. Most of the companies are doing sponsorship for their employees to take these types of exams with some mutual agreement.  

AKODE Institute is also providing Multimedia and Animation Training for School and College students, those details are given below,

D.  Multimedia & Animation Training.
          Graphic designing (Website design, pamphlet design, Business card design, Image editing)
    2D (BG design, Character Design, Animation, effects)
    3D (Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Lighting, rendering, 3D modelling, Animation)
    Video & Audio editing  
    DCA – Basic computer application (MS Office, Internet, etc)

Multimedia Course Duration:

Basic - One month,
Advance - Two months and six months diploma courses are available.

Eligibility for Multimedia: 

All school, college students, and any graduates.     

Institute Timings:

Weekdays: Morning 9.00 am to 12.30 pm
                    Afternoon from 2.30 pm to 8.00 pm
Weekends: Morning from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
                    Afternoon from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Online Classes: Please check with the admin team.  
  Via (SKYPE/Zoom) Direct interactive classes with AKODE faculties. 
      Demo classes are also available based on request.  
Contact Details:   

Pondicherry Location
Mob No: 7200665226
Address: - Venkateswara Nagar main road west, New saram, Pondicherry -13
Near By Landmark: Thendral Nagar Auto stand, Kavi Kuyil Music Academy, Pondicherry   
Just 1.5 km distance from Pondicherry Bus stand.

Mysore Location
Mob No: 9036617414
Address: Opposite to Aditya hospital, Gokulam, Mysore.