If you want to work in the medical coding field, the Associate of Applied Science Healthcare coding program offered through NAU's school in Rapid City, South Dakota 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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“I change lives. I help people realize their dream of an education and that it is never too late to go back. My role is to build the relationship with them and be the first part of their journey. My position is generally a student’s first impression of the school, and I love being able to answer their questions and represent NAU in a positive manner to our students and the community."
Zea Powell - Enrollment and Completion Advisor (staff and student)
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About Rapid City, South Dakota
National American University’s Rapid City campus is conveniently located on the south side of Rapid City, South Dakota. The Rapid City campus has been serving students in the western South Dakota area since 1941 and is considered National American University's home campus. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Rapid City campus offers excellent degree programs in nursing, veterinary technology, and paralegal and pre-law studies. The Rapid City, SD campus is easily accessible from just about anywhere in the Rapid City area, and is convenient to Highway 16 and Highway 79.