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OTTUMWA --- Indian Hills Community College’s Medical/Insurance Coding program has been approved by the Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP) Council, through April, 2020. Sarah Cottington, Health Informatics Program Director, said the PCAP Council commended IHCC for its commitment to the development of an outstanding coding certificate program. The MIC program has been PCAP approved since April, 2017. IHCC's Health Information Technology program has been accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, for many years. Students in the coding program complete the first four terms of the HIT program. Cottington said holding our coding students to the same high standard of quality and excellence was evident in the PCAP application.

There are currently 31 PCAP-approved coding programs in the nation. According to the PCAP-approved school directory, IHCC is the only PCAP-Approved coding program located in Iowa

To learn more about the PCAP-approval program and the PCAP-Approved School Directory, visit To learn more about AHIMA and the over 100,000 members, visit To learn more about Indian Hills’s online Medical/Insurance Coding program and other Health Information programs visit  

Blog written by: Sarah Cottington