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Medical Coding Specialist

About the Program

Beginning spring term 2019, the Medical Coding Specialist Program will no longer be cohort-based. Classes will be open entry, and Allied Health Occupations will not require students to submit an application in order to participate.

Please view the Graduation Guide and Program Courses for a complete overview of required coursework. Medical Coding Specialist is a three-term program and the suggested sequence of courses will be offered starting spring and fall each year.

What is a Medical Coding Specialist?

Medical Coding Specialists work in hospitals, clinics and physicians' offices to obtain accurate reimbursement for healthcare claims. They utilize specialized medical classification software to assign procedure and diagnosis codes for insurance billing.

This certificate program prepares students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Certification through the AAPC, or the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam through AHIMA.

Link to the AAPC

Why become a Medical Coding Specialist?

Medical Coding Specialists enter careers that are highly independent and satisfying. They ensure accurate billing and coding in compliance with insurance companies and practitioners. MCSs are highly sought after; the industry is expected to grow by 21% by the year 2020.

How to Begin

To become a RCC student, you must fill out an online admission application from our Get Started page.

financial aid eligibleHow much will it cost?

This program is Financial Aid eligible and includes a State approved Certificate. Funding for the Medical Coding Specialist program is available for students awarded into the SOHOPE grant.

The program is 34-43 credits at $112 per credit for Oregon residents (not including prerequisites and applicable fees).  Follow the link for more detailed tuition rate information.

Additional Questions Contact:

Allied Health Occupations
Phone: 541-245-7560 or 541-245-7841.

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