|31-530-2 Technical Diploma (one-year)
|Financial Aid Eligible|
The Medical Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for employment as entry-level coding specialists in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, physician practice groups, surgery centers, long-term care facilities and home healthcare agencies. Coding specialists are also employed in consulting firms, coding and billing services, insurance companies, governmental agencies and computer software companies. The medical coding specialist reviews medical documentation provided by physicians and other healthcare providers and translates this into numeric codes. The coding specialist assigns and sequences diagnostic and procedural codes using universally-recognized coding systems. Several uses of coded data are for payment of healthcare claims, statistics, and medical research.
Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. Medical Coding Specialist is a pathway option in the following program:
To be a student in the Medical Coding Specialist program, you must:
Students in this program must:
Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:
Medical Coding Specialist students should:
Employers will expect Medical Coding Specialist graduates to be able to:
The estimated total program cost for the one-year Medical Coding Specialist program is $3,837 (does not include books). This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.