What is Medical Coding?
Individuals trained in medical coding are skilled in classifying medical data from patient records in various health care settings such as physician offices, clinics, long term area and behavioral health facilities, and hospitals. These coding professionals review patients’ records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure. Expertise of ICD-9, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems is acquired. In addition to coding procedures, the curriculum contains medical and professional courses for employment in a professional setting.
The US Department of Labor indicates that there are very good job prospects for medical records and health information technicians. Those individuals with a strong medical background will be in particularly high demand. According to careerbuilder.com, medical coding is one of the 13 fastest growing occupations in the country.
2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide.
2018-2020 Medical Coding (44 hours - certificate guide)
2018-2020 Medical Coding (44 hours - semester guide)
2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.
2020-2022 Medical Coding (44 hours - certificate guide)