Diploma in Healthcare CodingIf you want to work in an office setting in the healthcare field, this 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.
Students in some programs may be required to…
- Attend classes at different locations
- Take online classes
- For more information call (605) 718-6550 or visit the Ellsworth Air Force Base campus page for complete contact details.
Associated Careers* Source: National Center for O*NET Development. O*NET OnLine
- Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
- Medical Assistants
- ICD Coding & Pathophysiology
- CPT Coding
- Healthcare Reimbursement
- Medical Terminology
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