Medical Coding

Medical Coding Specialist

Program: 31-530-2

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The Medical Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for employment as entry-level coding specialists in health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, physician practice groups, surgery centers, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare agencies.  Coding specialists are also employed in consulting firms, coding and billing services, insurance companies, governmental agencies, and computer software companies.  The medical coding specialist reviews medical documentation provided by physicians and other health care providers and translates this into numerical codes.  The coding specialist assigns and sequences diagnostic and procedural codes using universally recognized coding systems.  Several uses of coded data are for payment of health care claims, statistics, and medical research.

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This program is part of the Interface Project.
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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has funded 100% of this project equaling $23.1 million. This is an equal opportunity program. Assistive technologies are available upon request and include Voice/TTY 711. This content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Due to LTC curriculum/course modifications students may be required to take the 28 credits (as listed on the program sheet) to complete the Medical Coding program.


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After you are admitted to your program you will meet with your Advisor to plan your first-semester schedule, review your entire plan of study, discuss placement assessment results and complete any additional enrollment requirements.


Approximate Costs

  • $140 per credit (resident)
  • $205 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Other fees vary by program (books, supplies, materials, tools, uniforms, health-related exams, etc) Details here.

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