This program will provide the Medical Coding Specialist knowledge for minimum entry level positions normally available in offices of physicians, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, and home health services. Insurance firms that deal with health matters also employ Medical Coders. Students will be instructed in the analysis of medical records (charts) and the assignment of codes for indexing diagnoses and procedures to provide information for reimbursement purposes. “Coding” means transforming the written or verbal description of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numerical designations.
*Not all Programs and Courses are available at all of the campuses
- Coding I
- International Classification of Diseases – 10 Coding by Systems I
- Health Care Administration & Professional Development
- Anatomy & Medical Terminology by Systems I
Coding and Office Management
- Coding II
- International Classification of Diseases – 10 Coding by Systems II
- Computer Applications
- Anatomy & Medical Terminology by Systems II
Coding and Insurance
- Coding III
- International Classification of Diseases – 10 Coding by Systems III
- Health Insurance/Billing & Office Procedures/Management of Health Records
- Anatomy & Medical Terminology by Systems III
Medical Coding Externship
- Externship (225 hours)
Modules can be taken in any order; however, Medical Coding Externship will always be taken last by the student.
- Length: 36 weeks (9 months)
- Hours: 765 clock hours which includes 225 externship hours / 135 additional outside clock hours
- Credits: 26.5 semester credits
- Delta Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
- Delta Tech is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.
Medical Coding Careers
Medical Coding Specialists typically work a 40 hour week. The working conditions are generally pleasant and comfortable offices. This is one of the few health occupations in which there is little contact with patients. Accuracy for the medical coder is essential. Close attention to detail is a large part of what will make the coder a success in their position. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for Medical Coders will increase by 15% from 2014 to 2024. *www.bls.gov
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