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Catalog 2013-2014 
    
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Coding Specialist Certificate


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No. of Credits: 31
Contact: L. Polk, Interim Chair, Health Sciences Division

This certificate program provides the knowledge and skills needed to classify medical data from patient records for submission to insurance companies or the government for reimbursement of expenses and to researchers and public health officials to monitor trends in healthcare. Students develop skill in accurate interpretation of patient diagnosis and treatment descriptions; the ICD, CPT and HCPCS Level II coding systems; and health information documentation. Graduates may be employed by hospitals, physicians’ offices, group practices, multi-speciality clinics, or specialty centers. Graduates are eligible to take the Coding Specialist Certification examination sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association. Students are required to provide proof of immunization status, a completed health form, and a criminal background check at the students’ expense. Students may be required to provide proof of health insurance and a negative drug screen at the students’ expense.

This may be a competitive admission program determined by student/instructor ratios and clinical space available.

This program has been designated as a Health Manpower Shortage program. For more information contact the Admissions Department.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 22.

 

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Gainful Employment:

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Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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