Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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This program is offered at the following locations:

Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks
56721

 



Medical Coding Specialist

Northland Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 26
  • Delivery: Land/Campus, Online
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

The Medical Coding Specialist certificate program prepares students in many of the procedures associated with billing for medical services. Students receive training in medical billing processes including patient account management, diagnosis and procedure coding and medical insurance claim processing. Thorough understanding of medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology and human disease conditions is necessary for anyone working in this field. Medical coding involves using nationally-recognized coding systems to classify procedures and diagnoses related to medical treatment. These codes provide information that is used in insurance claims processing. Many different types of insurance programs are handled in the medical office. Students will examine insurance programs/plans such as Medicare, Medicaid & TRICARE, profit and non-profit third-party payers, workers' compensation packages and disability coverage. Graduates of the program may be eligible to take one of the national coding certification exams.

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