Medical Coding Specialist-Physician Based
Develop skills and knowledge to transform descriptions of
diseases, injuries, conditions, and procedures into numerical
designations in clinics insurance companies, and other medical
settings. Work with doctors, managers, and other healthcare
professionals to translate written terminology or descriptions into
a universal, common language. Learn medical terminology, word
processing, spreadsheet applications, and MediSoft computerized
patient accounting while using ICD-9-CM and CPT guidelines to
complete the HCFA 1500 from patient data abstracted from the
encounter form and medical record. This high-demand occupation
provides many opportunities for people who like attention to detail
and take pride in their work.
A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core
To earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, you must complete
all requirements for the certificate program plus 15 credits of
Transfer credit from other institutions will be considered upon validation of
transcript and course work.
All students enrolling in this program beginning Fall of 2014 will be required to take the College Success course during their first quarter of enrollment.
This course is designed to help students develop skills critical for academic success. In this course, students will learn about and practice motivation, time-management, teamwork, and self-advocacy. Classes are engaging and highly participatory.
Certificate of Completion
Associate of Applied Science Degree
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