Medical coding involves using nationally recognized coding systems to classify procedures and diagnoses related to medical treatment which is used in insurance claims processing. NTC’s Medical Coding program prepares you to complete many of the procedures associated with billing for medical services. In addition to the emphasis on medical procedure coding, you’ll also receive training in medical billing processes including patient account management, diagnosis and procedures. We’ll help you develop the thorough understanding of medical terminology, human anatomy, physiology and human disease conditions necessary for anyone working on this field. Graduates of the programs may be eligible to take one of the national coding certification exams.
Classroom and hands-on training will cover topics including:
You may also want to consider our Medical Administrative Secretary AAS degree to advance your medical career. Graduates who complete our AAS programs have an in-depth understanding of all aspects of a medical office and are qualified candidates for office manager positions.
With your medical coding education, you will be prepared to perform medical coding duties in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies, public health, home health agencies, long-term care facilities and dental offices.
To support Coding the Path from Poverty to Hope, a program done in partnership with Leech Lake Tribal College and Red Lake Tribal College to help women enter the medical coding field. The program includes classroom and online courses, culturally grounded advising and mentoring, career counseling, daycare/eldercare support, transportation support, and up to $3,000 of past higher-education debt forgiveness. Program participants must be living below the federal poverty level, caretaker of a child or elder, or a woman of color. The application deadline is July 15th, 2015.
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