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Medical Coding

at Saint Paul College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 40
  • Delivery: Face-to-face

About this Program

Graduates of the Medical Coding Diploma program are proficient in coding diagnoses and procedures, abstracting medical data, meeting physician documentation needs, and other related duties. Coders work closely with billing personnel at healthcare facilities, and proficiency in billing and reimbursement procedures
is included in the Medical Coding Diploma program. Courses taken to meet requirements for the Medical Coding Diploma also prepare a student to continue into the Health Information Technology AAS degree program.
Applicants should possess excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, good spelling, finger dexterity, and extreme accuracy in their work. Candidates considering this field should be comfortable
reading and analyzing data for long periods of time, abstracting information from patient health records, assisting billers and other reimbursement personnel, and using critical thinking skills.

Program Locations

  • Saint Paul College 55102

Labor Market Information

  • Medical Transcriptionists

  • Median wage: $18.91/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Medical Secretaries

  • Median wage: $19.18/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

  • Median wage: $20.67/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102 Toll-Free: (800) 227-6029 Local: (651) 846-1600