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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 course requirements.

To earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, you must complete all requirements for the certificate program plus 15 credits of General Education.

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.

Program Options

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Program Length:
  • 6 quarters
  • 118 credits
  • Monday-Friday,
    8:00AM - 2:30PM
Estimated Costs:
  • Tuition $10,550.00
  • Supplies $1,192.61
  • Students may enter at the beginning of fall, winter or spring quarter.