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Medical Coding Specialist

Program: 31-530-2

  • Technical Diploma
  • 2 Terms
  • 30 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts Fall/Spring
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  • Flexible Learning

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.

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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