If you want to work in the medical coding field, the diploma program in Healthcare coding offered through NAU's school in Albuquerque is a good choice. Healthcare coding professionals are key players in the healthcare workplace, accurately converting disease, injury and procedure descriptions documented in patient records into numeric or alphanumeric codes using coding manuals and encoder software. These codes assist in securing reimbursement for physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers. Healthcare organizations also use coded data for quality management, planning, marketing, and other administrative and research activities. Healthcare coding professionals spend their days analyzing patient charts to assign these codes and ensure that the healthcare providers they work for are properly reimbursed for their services.
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- Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Medical Assistants
- ICD Coding & Pathophysiology
- CPT Coding
- Healthcare Reimbursement
- Medical Terminology
Students in some programs may be required to take online classes and attend classes at different locations.
Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam
This program will transfer into NAU’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology.
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“ In my classrooms, I encourage students to do their very best in completing the coursework assignments, since I tell them “…when they successfully pass this course, and subsequently receive their college degrees, NAU is successful and our communities are the ultimate benefactors.”
Alex Montano – Instructor for Business Program (faculty)
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National American University’s Albuquerque West campus is conveniently located on the west side of the Albuquerque metro area and has been serving students on the west side and in surrounding communities since 1997. It has become one of NAU’s more prominent campus locations. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Albuquerque West campus offers excellent degree programs in medical assisting, medical administrative assistant, and healthcare management. Conveniently located near the Cottonwood Mall at the intersection of Seven Bar Loop and Coors Boulevard in the Alameda West Shopping Center, this location is close to shopping, restaurants and transportation services which gives students easy access from any part of Albuquerque.