The online Diploma in Healthcare Coding provides the coursework needed to excel in an office setting in the healthcare field, teaching students how to accurately convert disease, injury, and procedure descriptions documented in patient records into numeric or alphanumeric codes using coding manuals and encoder software. These codes assist in securing reimbursement for physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers and are also used for quality management, planning, marketing, and other administrative and research activities. Healthcare coding professionals spend their days analyzing patient charts to assign these codes and ensure that the healthcare providers they work for are properly reimbursed for their services.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score