healthcare coding degree

Healthcare Coding


National American University’s (NAU) Healthcare Coding Diploma program is designed for students who want to work in the healthcare field but not directly with patients. 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.

NAU’s Healthcare Coding Diploma program prepares graduates for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification exam. Should students decide to further their education; this program will transfer into NAU’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Technology.

To learn more about program goals, learning outcomes and course descriptions, view the undergraduate catalog.

NAU offers courses online, on-campus, or a combination of both, depending on program and availability.

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