If you want to work in the medical coding field, the Associate of Applied Science Healthcare coding program offered through NAU's school in the Twin Cities (Brooklyn Center) 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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“Everyone has a different reason why they want to go back to school. For Ann, it was about needing to stop procrastinating and provide a change for herself. “I’m tired of doing the same old thing, I’m getting older and time is passing by. I need to do something positive with my life, especially now that I have grandchildren I want to set a good example for them.” Ann wants to pursue entrepreneurship after graduation.”
Antoinette “Ann” Reese (student)
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About the Twin Cities / Brooklyn Center
National American University’s Brooklyn Center campus is conveniently located in the heart of Minneapolis. The Brooklyn Center campus has been serving students in the Twin Cities area since 2000, and is considered one of NAU’s best campus locations. In addition to its strong business and information technology curriculum, the Brooklyn Center campus offers excellent degree programs in medical assisting, medical administrative assistant, and pharmacy technician. Located in the Brookdale Corporate Center, the Brooklyn Center campus is easily accessible from Interstate 694 and Highway 100. It is one of five convenient NAU campuses in the Twin Cities area.