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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2008-2009 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Coding Specialist, Certificate

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This certificate provides professional skills in classifying medical data from patient records. Coding practitioners transform verbal descriptions of disease, injury and procedures into numerical designations for reimbursement of healthcare insurance claims and to maintain accurate medical statistics. A Medical Coding Specialist is familiar with human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical billing procedures, medical insurance, medical ethics, and coding classification systems. Graduates of this program may seek employment as a coder in hospitals, insurance companies, research facilities, group and individual practices, nursing homes, home healthcare services, and outpatient care centers. Upon completion of the certificate program, graduates are prepared for entry level work and are eligible to take the American Academy of Professional Coders examination.

Minimum - 33 credits


* Course has a prerequisite or corequisite.

a Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on college placement exam or completion of Preparatory course.

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