Medical Coding Specialist

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Certificate of Occupational Training

Medical Coding is a three-semester (one full year) program where students earn a Certificate of Occupational Training. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) Exam through the American Academy of Professional coders.

Medical coders are professional skilled in classifying patient medical records. Coders transform verbal descriptions of diseases, supplies, and procedures into numerical designations. Coding accuracy is extremely important for reimbursement of insurance claims. Coders are employed in both doctor’s offices and hospitals.

Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to supporting institutional learning outcomes and building upon the foundational general education outcomes, upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skill in ICD-10 coding of diseases and symptoms.
  • Demonstrate skill in CPT coding of exams and procedures.
  • Demonstrate skill in HCPCS coding of medications and supplies.
  • Manage administrative duties including scheduling appointments, routing phone calls, filing insurance claims, posting payments, preparing and sending patient statements, and navigating electronic medical records.
  • Apply critical thinking when reviewing medical records.