This diploma prepares graduates with entry-level skills needed for employment in medical coding and/or billing positions in a variety of health care settings. Medical coding is the process of converting narrative diagnoses and service/procedures, documented by providers, into numerical format using various coding systems. Coding is used in healthcare for statistics, research, and reimbursement.
Students who graduate with the Medical Coding diploma will be eligible to take the national qualifying examination through the American Health Information Management Association which is required for entry-level certification as a Certified Coding Associate (CCA).
Note: Program available online or at the Hastings campus only