Officially established in 2007 but founded in 2000, Tri-County Allied Health School is a pioneer in educating healthcare professionals for a career as a Medical Coder.  This Institution offers one of the most comprehensive medical coding programs in Southern California.  Led by Mr. Arnold Ardevela, their program not only gives students an in-depth study of medical coding and reimbursement but it also gives them the practical know how to apply that knowledge in real world situations.

In their state of the art campus Tri-County Allied Health School prepares students to obtain nationally recognized credentials as a Medical Coder.  They have dedicated technology, resources, a computer lab, and partnerships with several healthcare facilities to give students the educational foundation, training and hands-on experience they need to advance in their medical coding careers.

Tri-County Allied Health School currently has a medical coding program available for those without any medical background, experience or training.  If you currently have a medical background, experience, or training please take a look at partner, AE & Associates, LLC at http://www.aeandassociatesllc.com as they have programs available for those who want to take their training to the next level and obtain a different credential or focus on a sub-specialty of medical coding.

Tri-County Allied Health School’s Medical Coding Specialist Program consists of 800 course hours that is completed in about 15-16 months.  It caters to those without any medical experience or training and prepares them to be a hospital-based coder and obtain their Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential.  The education for a Medical Coder never stops.  Coding guidelines, policies, and procedures will change and it is the goal at Tri-County Allied Health School to may sure you are always one step ahead.


Arnold T. Ardevela, MBA, CCS, CPC, CPC-I, COC, CIC, CHCC, CCDS

Tri-County Allied Health School was established by Mr. Arnold Ardevela. Being a medical school graduate from the Philippines and having over 28 years of coding experience, Arnold has been able to transform that experience into a comprehensive learning program to help others begin their own career as a Healthcare Professional. Arnold has multiple Medical Coding credentials issued by both the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). From the AAPC he holds the Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC; Previously CPC-H), and Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), and Certified Professional Coder – Instructor (CPC-I) credentials. The CPC-I designates him as an approved Professional Medical Coding Curriculum Instructor. Through AHIMA he holds a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential. Through the Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) he holds a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS) credential. He is also a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant (CHCC) and has conducted numerous coding audits nationwide. He is also an AHIMA Certified ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Arnold is also President and owner of AE & Associates, LLC. With a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, he has been able to establish one of the most successful consulting, auditing and staffing firms for healthcare organizations in Southern California. This in turn ensures that students are provided with the necessary tools to successfully fill today’s healthcare community’s increasing need for well-trained and qualified healthcare professionals.

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