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Medical Coding

Medical Coding

Medical Coding Professional Certificate

Learn more about medical coding and employment opportunities in the healthcare field that rely on data.

Unprecedented changes in healthcare have created an overwhelming and unmet demand for qualified medical coders. The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a 51% increase in the need for medical coders during the next five years. In addition to medical reimbursement, coding is used for planning and research, to track diseases and by hospital administrators to determine if facilities are used effectively.

Medical coding requires the coder to abstract information from the patient record and combine it with their knowledge of reimbursement and coding guidelines to optimize physician payment. This coding curriculum will train participants to code for medical offices, clinics, mental health facilities, and hospitals. Successful completion of this certificate will prepare you to sit for a national coding exam.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" (73.33) in all courses in order to receive the Medical Coding Professional Certificate.

Admission Requirements

Must complete the Accuplacer and place into ENGL110XM or ENGL110M College Composition I with Corequisite or College Composition I.

Instead of BIOL106M and BIOL107M, students alternatively can take Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL110M) and Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL120M).

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