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.
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