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Medical Coding and Insurance Diploma
Moorhead, Wadena, eCampus

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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
Required
ADMM1110 Medical Documentation Fundamentals 4
ADMM1122 Medical Office Procedures 4
ADMM1140 Medical Language Applications 3
ADMM1150 Medical Billing/Insurance 4
ADMM1152 Outpatient Coding 4
ADMM2150 Medicare Coding and Billing Applications 3
ADMM2154 Hospital Billing 2
ADMM2234 Professional Development 2
ADMM2252 Advanced Coding 3
ADMM2258 Certified Professional Coder Examination Review 1
ADMM2270 Medical Office Simulation 2
ADMM2276 Evaluation and Management Coding Practices 3
HLTH1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3
HLTH2208 Pathophysiology 3

MNTC Electives ...

6

Total Credits: 50

 

About this program

The Medical Coding and Insurance diploma 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 completion and processing. The program focuses on coding and insurance procedures for the medical office. Medical coding involves using nationally recognized coding systems to classify procedures and diagnoses related to medical treatment. The codes provide information that is used in insurance claims processing. Many different types of insurance programs are handled in the medical office. Students are trained in claims processes of many insurance programs/plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, profit and nonprofit third-party payers, workers compensation packages and disability coverage. Graduates of the program may be eligible to take several of the national coding certification exams. Courses in the program incorporate the skills needed for employment in the coding and insurance departments of medical facilities.
 

Program outcomes

1. Communicate using the language of medicine.
2. Utilize computer and other technology for health care applications.
3. Interpret the health care record.
4. Exhibit ethical behavior in the health care setting.
5. Perform diagnosis and procedure coding.
6. Apply bookkeeping and insurance procedures.
7. Apply critical thinking skills.
 

Employment information

Healthcare has become one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, and demographics of our society assure this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

Graduates of the Medical Coding and Insurance Certificate program have employment opportunities in a variety of healthcare settings including, but not limited to, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, hospitals and dental offices.

Medical clinics, private physician practices, hospitals, and other medical settings could not survive without trained staff to efficiently handle coding and billing of services.


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Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.