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2020-2021 Catalog 
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Medical Coding Specialist Certificate

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This certificate degree program will prepare the student to become a specialist in Medical Coding. The Medical Coding Specialist will review patients’ records and assign alphanumeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure codes performed by the medical provider. Through detailed instruction including professional practicum experience, the student will be prepared in ICD10 and CPT coding systems and will gain knowledge in medical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology. Upon completion of this certificate, a student may sit for certification exams.

Program Outcomes

  • Summarize medical terminology, systems of classification, and methods of reimbursement commonly used in the Health Information Management field.
  • Explain legal and ethical concerns related to confidentiality, security, and privacy issues in Health Information Management.
  • Examine compliance issues related to government regulations, licensure, and certification requirements.

Curriculum for an Certificate in Medical Coding Specialist

General Education Core 12
Medical Coding Core 18
Total Credit Hours Required  30

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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