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Medical Coding Specialist Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Build a fundamental understanding of the human body and medical terminology as they apply to medical billing and coding.
  2. Assign and understand diagnostic and procedure codes using ICD and HCPCS/CPT coding systems as used in a variety of settings.
  3. Uphold legal and ethical standards and adhere to principles of patient confidentiality within the health care community environment as defined by federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations.
  4. Effectively use specialized computer programs (EMR) and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  5. Recognize and understand common acronyms used within the industry.
  6. Understand and appropriately apply industry-standard payment methodologies. 
  7. Effectively apply verbal, nonverbal, and written communication principles and skills in the workplace.
  8. Demonstrate professionalism through acceptable attitude, organization and time management skills, and attire.