This program prepares you to analyze medical records and abstract data for the purpose of billing and insurance reimbursement. Medical coders learn to transform narrative descriptions of procedures and diagnosis into numerical billing format. Graduates possess the skills necessary for employment in doctors’ offices, clinics, outpatient hospitals, insurance companies, and medical billing agencies.
You will begin the online program with an anatomy and physiology course, as well as medical terminology and a course in pathophysiology. Your coding education begins with an introduction to medical procedure coding and an overview of reimbursement methodologies.
The diagnosis coding training is studied next and continues, along with procedure coding training, through the rest of the program. The final course assists you in preparing for your certification exam and your coding career.