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Technical Diploma in Medical Coding Specialist

Program Details

The online Technical Diploma in Medical Coding Specialist program 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 health care agencies or in consulting firms, coding and billing services, insurance companies, and more.  Students learn to review medical documentation provided by physicians and other health care providers and translate this into an alphanumeric classification system, as well as learning to assign and sequence diagnostic and procedural codes using universally recognized coding systems.  Graduates are able to collect health data, use electronic applications to support coding and data collection, and apply coding and reimbursement systems.

Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts or GED/HSED transcript and/or college transcripts
  • Placement assessment such as Accuplacer, ACT, or Compass

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission