Certified Medical Office Administration Instructors

Marjorie Parker and Tiffany Ruiz have been awarded the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential after successfully passing the national certification examination. Parker and Ruiz are both instructors for the Medical Office Administration (MOA) program at Johnston Community College.

A Certified Professional Coder is an individual who has achieved a measurable level of knowledge and expertise in reviewing and adjudicating coding of services, procedures, and diagnoses on medical claims. This certification is sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), a nationally renowned organization offering professional accreditation, education, recognition, and networking opportunities to medical coders. AAPC is the nation's largest training and credentialing organization for the business side of healthcare. Its certified members in medical coding, medical billing, medical auditing, compliance, and practice management represent the highest level of expertise in the industry.

To maintain their certification, these MOA instructors are required to earn continuing education credits each year. By attending seminars and workshops, they stay up-to-date on changes taking place in medical coding. As certified coders they can share and relay the knowledge and skills their students need to enter the workplace as a medical biller.