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Medical Coding And Insurance

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Medical Coding and Insurance

The Medical Coding and Insurance diploma program focuses on procedures associated with billing for medical services. Students receive in-depth training for employment in the coding and insurance departments of medical facilities.

Medical coding involves using nationally recognized coding systems to classify procedures and diagnoses related to medical treatment, and graduates may be eligible to take several of the national coding certification exams.

The 50-credit diploma is offered on our M State campuses in Moorhead and Wadena and online through eCampus.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Medical terminology
  • Medical office technology
  • Legal and ethical behavior in a health care setting
  • Diagnosis and procedure coding
  • Medical office insurance and financial procedures
  • Professional business communication
  • Knowledge of the body's structure and function
  • Knowledge of disease processes and treatments
  • Appointment schedule management
  • Patient registration procedures
  • Health care billing regulations


Why M State

  • Exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized education
  • Option of online education
  • Graduates may be eligible for national coding certification exams


Program earns national ranking

M State's Medical Insurance and Coding program has been recognized by BestColleges.com as the No. 3 accredited online diploma program in the nation in the category of medical billing and insurance for 2018. Rankings are based on academic outcomes, affordability and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities, according to the BestColleges.com website.


M State recognized as Minnesota's top college for medical billing and coding

Minnesota State Community and Technical College has been recognized as the top Minnesota college for programs in medical billing and coding by the student resource website Medical Billing & Coding World.

The website identified the top college in each state based on tuition and accreditation, along with each school's job assistance and job placement programs.

M State offers an associate degree in Health Information Technology/Coding and a diploma program in Medical Coding and Insurance.

The 64-credit online Health Information Technology/Coding degree prepares students for careers in health information management.

The 50-credit Medical Coding diploma program, offered online and in Moorhead, prepares students for jobs related to billing for medical services.


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Medical Coding and Insurance Diploma
Locations: Online, Moorhead

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Required courses for Medical Coding and Insurance

  • Medical Documentation Fundamentals
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Language Applications
  • Medical Billing/Insurance
  • Outpatient Coding
  • Medical Office Technology Tools
  • Medical Office Career Insight
  • Medicare Coding and Billing Applications
  • Advanced Coding
  • Hospital Billing
  • Certified Professional Biller Examination
  • Certified Professional Coder Examination
  • Medical Office Capstone
  • College Writing
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathophysiology


Meet the faculty

Kelly Carlson

Medical Administrative Assistant Faculty
Online, Moorhead
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