The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program at HSIR is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Medical Coding Specialist by acquiring the working knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to understand medical terminology and accurately code procedures and diagnoses.
Students will learn to access health information, identify diagnoses, and assign appropriate medical codes to narrative descriptions of health diseases and procedures required for reimbursement, medical research, quality assurance, or risk management. Medical Coding Specialists can work in hospitals, clinics and physicians' offices to obtain accurate reimbursement for healthcare claims. Medical Coding Specialists can also work remotely in a contract job position, part-time job, or as a full-time job.
Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Coding certification examination.