If you want to work in the medical coding field, the Associate of Applied Science Healthcare coding program offered through NAU's school in Minnetonka (Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area) is a good program 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.
- 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.
Additional Program Info
Additional HCC Information
- Coding Tips and Tutoring Instructions
- CCA Certification Exam Guide
- CCA Exam Content Outline
- Career Resources
HCC Practicum Information
“Before attending NAU I was jumping around in the medical field as a PCA and a nursing assistant. I never thought about going to school to get a degree until my daughter was enrolled at NAU. I was tired of the go no-where career and my daughter’s upcoming graduation motivated me to enroll in school. Seeing her daughter about to finish her degree helped Mary see the opportunities she could have by also earning her degree. The support that I receive from her and my family is what helps to keep me on track towards my goals.”
Mary Goetz (student)
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About Minnetonka (Minneapolis / St. Paul)
National American University’s Minnetonka location is conveniently located in the southwest region of the Twin Cities. It has been serving students since the summer of 2009. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Minnetonka location offers excellent degree programs in accounting, criminal justice, and the healthcare field. The flexibility and convenience of participating in online and on-site classes allows students to earn their degree while maintaining busy lifestyles. The Minnetonka location is easily accessible from Interstate 494, and Highways 169, 62, and 100. More information about Minnetonka and the surrounding area is available at the following sites: