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Description

Health Sciences - Medical Coding

The Medical Coding specialization provides training in diagnostic and procedural coding along with health insurance and billing procedures. Medical Coding prepares the student with an understanding of medical anatomy and terminology, human diseases, and surgical procedures. Learn the newest regulations concerning patient confidentiality, privacy, and HIPAA regulations.

After successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam, which is a national exam from the American Health Information Management Association designed to certify entry-level medical coders.

Quick Facts:

Location(s)

Main Campus (Logan)

Estimated Tuition & Fees:

$973 - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Duration:

10 months (8-12 hrs/wk)

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$162

Pell Grant Eligible:

No

Estimated Books and Supplies:

Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).

Availability:

See the current class schedule in the 'Downloads' section at the bottom of this page.

High School Students: Not Available

Adult Students: Tu, Th: 5 pm - 9 pm
During the first 15 weeks students are required to take Wednesday evening support courses from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Special Requirements:

Individuals must complete Medical Terminology prior to enrollment. Please see the current class schedule available online or at Student Services for dates and times.

Assessment: Basic reading, basic math, keyboarding (35 nwpm), spelling, and language mechanics/language expression. Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Outcome Data:

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Health Sciences Program
Completion: 85%
Job Placement: 78%
Withdrawal: 15%
Source: Health Sciences COE Report FY2015/2016


Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.



Employment Outlook

Obtain employment in coding facilities, insurance companies, physician’s offices, hospitals, and clinics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this field has grown tremendously as medical practices have to deal with more insurance rules and complications. It is one of the fastest growing opportunities in health care.

Find employment opportunities at medicalbillingjobshelp.com

Online/E-learning Components

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.

Specializations

Required hours

MEDC - Medical Coding 480 hrs See Breakdown