Rochester Community and Technical College

851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904-4999

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Rochester Community and Technical College offers a Coding Specialist Diploma that provides students with the ability to work with coding software, electronic health records, and other applications. Individuals enrolled in this program will also gain the ability to analyze and code patient charts. This program prepares students to work in environments such as hospitals, physician offices, dental offices, surgery centers, mental health facilities, and other health care facilities. Other coding specialists work outside of the clinical settings and work in environments such as government agencies, insurance companies, independent billing and coding services, and multiple other agencies.

This online program consists of 41 credit hours that can be completed in at least one year. Since this class is predominantly online, it is important that enrolled students ensure their computer meets program requirements. Students who enter this program must also be proficient in keyboarding by typing at least 35 words per minute. Enrolled students who do not meet this requirement are encouraged to enter a keyboarding course. Keyboarding course BTEC 1050 will not count towards credits required to complete the program. Full- and part-time course sequences are available for this program and can be started any semester.

Students enrolled in the Coding Specialist program at Rochester Community and Technical College are required to complete Professionally Related Business Requirements. These courses include Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Microcomputer Business Applications, ICD-9-CM Coding, CPT Coding, Advanced Coding and Reimbursement, Introduction to Health Records, Computerized Health Information, Legal Aspects of Health Information, ICD-10-CM Coding, ICD-10-PCS Coding, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II, and CCA/CPA Review.

Students wishing to be admitted into the program first must meet the admission criteria. Then students must complete the Rochester Community and Technical College Application for Admission and the Program Application. A National Criminal Background Study is required by students in the program in order to participate in clinical/internship activities.

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

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