Medical Coding Specialist Program Overview
The Medical Coding Specialist Program provides students the skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions in the medical coding field. Medical coders typically work in medical offices, clinics, hospitals and insurance companies as a part of the healthcare team.
Delta Tech’s medical coding training instructs students in the analysis of medical records (charts) and the assignment of codes. “Coding” refers to transforming the written or verbal description of diseases, injuries and procedures into numerical designations. Medical coders index diagnoses and procedures to provide information for reimbursement purposes.
Medical coding classes also include anatomy and medical terminology. Students will learn about diseases that affect the human body, etiology, pathology, symptoms, signs, diagnostics and treatment in order to properly code medical records. Delta Tech’s medical coding program gives students the training needed to become familiar with the content of a medical record. Students will learn to locate the necessary information to support or provide specificity for accurate coding.
For medical coding certification, students can sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam that is administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) upon graduation from the Medical Coding Specialist Program.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
- CPT & Modifiers
- Office Skills & Coding
- Administration & Coding
- Insurance Guidelines & Coding
- Insurance Claims & Coding
- Employment Prep and Certification & Externship
*Modules can be taken in any order; however, Medical Coding Externship will always be taken last by the student.
Which Schools Offer Medical Coding Training?
Medical Coding Careers
Medical coding is one of the few healthcare occupations that requires little contact with patients. Typical job titles include: Medical coding specialist, insurance coder, claims specialist and international classification of diseases/CPT coder.
Accuracy for the medical coder is essential. Close attention to detail is a large part of what will make the medical coder a success in their position. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for medical coders will increase by 13% from 2016 to 2026. *www.bls.gov
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Medical Coding FAQ
What is a medical coder?
- Medical coders organize and manage health information data. In medical coding, the “coding” refers to transforming the written or verbal description of diseases, injuries and procedures into numerical designations. This is one of the few healthcare occupations that require little contact with patients. Typical job titles include: Medical coding specialist, insurance coder, claims specialist and international classification of diseases/CPT coder.
- How much do medical coders make?
Where can I work as a medical coder?
- Medical coding specialists typically work a 40-hour week. The working conditions are generally pleasant and within comfortable offices. MTI’s Medical Coding Specialist Program provides the skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions normally available in medical offices, clinics, hospitals and insurance companies.
Are medical coders in demand?
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for medical coders will increase by 13% from 2016 to 2026. *www.bls.gov
How much does medical coding training cost?
- For more information on Delta Tech program costs, visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures.
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.