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Medical Coding Certificate

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Medical Coding Certificate

Medical Coding Certificate

The Medical Coding Certificate prepares students with entry-level skills needed to code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis. Principles in Clinical Classifications II, Clinical Classifications III, and third-party reimbursement will be emphasized.

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Based on data for medical transcriptionists

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply legal principles, policies, regulations, and standards for the control and use of health information.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of health records.
  • Code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis.
  • Abstract health records for department indices, databases, and registries.
  • Perform functions related to collection, storage, and retrieval of healthcare data; query databases to retrieve information.
  • Collect, compute, analyze, interpret, and present statistical data related to healthcare services.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor procedures to ensure healthcare data integrity.
  • Apply quality improvement tools and techniques to improve departmental processes.
  • Interpret and apply laws, statutes, licensure, and accreditation standards affecting.
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Potential Occupations

  • Health Data/EHR Analyst
  • Clinical Coding Specialist
  • Records Technician/Specialist
  • Insurance Claims Analyst
  • Physician Practice Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Patient Information Coordinator
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