The online Medical Coding Specialist Technical Diploma prepares students for employment as entry-level coding specialists in health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, physician practice groups, surgery centers, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare agencies. Courses teach students to review medical documentation provided by physicians and other health care providers and translate this into numerical codes. Students also learn to assign and sequence diagnostic and procedural codes using universally recognized coding systems for uses such as payment of health care claims, statistics, and medical research.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Admission TestsACT/SAT, ACCUPLACER
Official High School Transcript/GED Score, Official College Transcript(s)