Purpose: This program is designed to provide the technical knowledge and skills, along with the practical experience, needed for employment as a Certified Medical Billing and Coding
Specialist. Assisted by specialized computer equipment and software, medical records coders analyze and interpret the patient’s record to determine the proper standardized codes that represent the patient’s diagnosis and treatment. These codes may be used to create accurate standardized records, to maintain health statistics, or for billing purposes. The need for medical records coders will continue to increase as the health field continues to address reimbursement challenges and move toward a focus on quality improvement related to health care services.
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will be eligible to take national
accrediting exams offered by National Health Career Association.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Medical Billing and Coders work in hospitals, doctors’
offices, insurance companies, and government agencies
Admission Requirements: 18 Years of Age