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Certificate in Medical Coding

Overview

Medical coders are in demand by hospitals, insurance companies, medical offices, and health clinics. This major prepares students to function in medical records settings. Students learn to organize medical records, to assign codes to disease processes and procedures, and to facilitate third-party reimbursement and record keeping. They are prepared to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) professional certification exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) at the end of their coursework.  In addition, the College has a partnership with two national coding companies who will provide an internship experience for our students on the LDS Business College campus. This internship experience will lead to job offers to students who meet the companies' qualification criteria.

Career Opportunities

Medical coders are in demand by hospitals, insurance companies, medical offices, and health clinics. This occupation is expected to experience faster than average employment growth with a moderate volume of annual job openings. Coders can anticipate an hourly median age of $13 -15 per hour and with experience up to $30/hr. in Utah with annual salaries ranging from $27,000 - $35,000. The U.S. median is more than $30,000 annually.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to
  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner.
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles. 
  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools. 
  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems.
  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and life-long learning opportunities.
  • Perform within an ethical and legal manner as a medical coder and biller.
  • Use correct principles and rules when assigning medical codes to claims.
  • Interpret medical language in medical records to extract billable services.
  • Prepare for professional certification with American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
  • Medical Coding Internship of 300 hours working within health information management/billing and coding in the health care setting.
  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes and interviews.

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LDS Business College (LDSBC) is located in downtown Salt Lake City, three blocks west of Temple Square.

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LDS Business College
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Salt Lake City, UT 84101-3500

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