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Medical Coding Specialist (Diploma)

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Are you ready to play an important role in the medical field? Behind-the-scenes, medical coders are key individuals that help make the whole system work and flow properly. For example, envision a patient who makes an appointment because he or she has a health issue that involves several tests. A medical coder must assign a code to each test, which then is used to create the communication process between doctors and insurance companies. Essentially, medical coders make sure medical communication runs smoothly.

The Medical Coding Specialist Diploma prepares students to fulfill the demands of the medical coding profession. The program affords students the opportunity to become proficient in skills needed to perform Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), as well as International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9 CM) medical coding functions. ICD-10 may replace ICD-9 as dictated by Government Legislation.

Students that earn this diploma will be able to enter the medical profession as confident coders, able to take on any coding issue that may arise. Graduates will be ready to keep the lines of communication open between insurance companies and the doctors that serve our community.

Career Opportunities

Coding Specialist
Billing Coordinator
Health Information Management Coder
Patient Account Representative
Health Insurance Claims Analyst
Reimbursement Specialist

Key Classes

Medical Terminology
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Basic Disease Process and Pharmacology
Law and Ethics for Health Occupations
Medical Coding ICD-9-CM
Medical Coding CPT
Advanced Medical Coding
Financial Management in Health Care
Medical Coding Internship

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