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Diploma in Healthcare Coding

A medical coding school in Independence

Diploma in Healthcare Coding If you want to work in the medical coding field, the Associate of Applied Science Healthcare coding program offered through NAU's school in Independence 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.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes, and course descriptions, view the . For more information call (866) 628-1288 or visit the Independence campus page.

Independence Medical Coding School
Independence Medical Coding Training
Independence Medical Coding Course

Associated Careers

*Source: National Center for O*NET Development. O*NET OnLine. www.onetonline.org

  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
  • Medical Assistants

Key Courses

  • 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.

Certification Exam

Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam

Program Laddering

This program will transfer into NAU’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology.

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"Being able to work with different departments and see how you all come together to make each and every one of us successful is one of the reasons that brings me back to work every day. The supporting and caring environment is not only provided for students but also for faculty and staff!"
Latisha Kieso – Financial Aid Advisor (staff)

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To read disclosure information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information, select the type of student that best describes you.


About Independence

National American University’s Independence campus is conveniently located on the busy east side of the Kansas City Metro area. The Independence campus has been serving students in the western Missouri area since 1990, and has long been considered one of NAU’s flagship campus locations. It is one of four NAU campuses in the Kansas City metro area. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Independence campus offers excellent degree programs in occupational therapy assistant, medical assisting, healthcare coding, paralegal studies, and healthcare management. The Independence campus is easily accessible from Interstate 70 and Highway 291 just north of the Independence Center. The area is a restaurant and shopping destination due to its proximity to downtown and all suburban areas.

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