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Medical Coding Specialist (BP/EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This program is offered in partnership with Anoka Technical College, and the award is issued by Anoka Technical College.

Medical coders are clinical data professionals who translate written medical documentation into alpha-numeric codes to comply with medical reimbursement procedures and health information data requirements. Accuracy and knowledge of patient confidentiality laws are required.

Information on Anoka Technical College courses can be found at www.anokatech.edu or by calling 763-576-4700.

Award Outcomes

Analyze medical record documentation in order to assign diagnostic and procedure codes

Provide important information for the health care reimbursement process

Assist in medical research and statistics

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are available for individuals in health care settings such as clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes.

Note: A minimum course grade of a "C" must be earned in each of the courses to meet graduation requirements.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 34 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ADSC1252Professional Practice for Coding Specialists (Anoka)

3

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

HITM1130ICD-10-CM Coding (Anoka)

3

HITM1200Billing and Reimbursement (Anoka)

2

HITM1221Introduction to Health Information Management (Anoka)

3

HITM1230ICD-10-PCS (Anoka)

3

HITM1240CPT Coding (Anoka)

3

HITM1244Law and Ethics (Anoka)

2

HITM1250Advanced Coding (Anoka)

2

 

HLTH1020Disease Conditions

3

or

HLTH1000Disease Conditions (Anoka)

2

 

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

or

HLTH1005Anatomy and Physiology (Anoka)

4

 

OFCR1301Medical Terminology

4

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1100Student Success

3

Choose six credits from two of the discipline areas below: 6 Credits

SPCH (Anoka), ENGL (Anoka or HTC), or COMM (HTC)

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 43

Semester Sequence - Full-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

This program is offered in partnership with Anoka Technical College, and the award is issued by Anoka Technical College.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2045Human Biology

4

or

HLTH1005Anatomy and Physiology (Anoka)

4

CCDS1100Student Success

3

HITM1130ICD-10-CM Coding (Anoka)

3

OFCR1301Medical Terminology

4

Total Credits  14

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

HITM1221Introduction to Health Information Management (Anoka)

3

HITM1230ICD-10-PCS (Anoka)

3

HITM1240CPT Coding (Anoka)

3

HLTH1000Disease Conditions (Anoka)

2

or

HLTH1020Disease Conditions

3

Total Credits  14

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ADSC1252Professional Practice for Coding Specialists (Anoka)

3

HITM1200Billing and Reimbursement (Anoka)

2

HITM1244Law and Ethics (Anoka)

2

HITM1250Advanced Coding (Anoka)

2

Choose 6 credits from 2 of the following discipline areas: SPCH (Anoka), ENGL (Anoka or HTC), or COMM (HTC)

6

Total Credits  15

Graduation (43 Credits)

Note: Many of the courses offered through Anoka Technical College are Web-enhanced or Online courses.

Note: Financial Aid for this program is only available through Anoka Technical College.  Students will also need to complete the consortium process to have courses taken at HTC be included in the award at Anoka Technical College.

 

4/13/2021 : BP 2215 / EP 2216

Semester Sequence - Part-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

This program is offered in partnership with Anoka Technical College, and the award is issued by Anoka Technical College.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2045Human Biology

4

or

HLTH1005Anatomy and Physiology (Anoka)

4

CCDS1100Student Success

3

OFCR1301Medical Terminology

4

Total Credits  11

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

HLTH1000Disease Conditions (Anoka)

2

or

HLTH1020Disease Conditions

3

Choose 6 credits from 2 of the following discipline areas: SPCH (Anoka), ENGL (Anoka or HTC), or COMM (HTC)

6

Total Credits  11

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
HITM1130ICD-10-CM Coding (Anoka)

3

HITM1221Introduction to Health Information Management (Anoka)

3

HITM1230ICD-10-PCS (Anoka)

3

Total Credits  9

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
HITM1200Billing and Reimbursement (Anoka)

2

HITM1240CPT Coding (Anoka)

3

HITM1244Law and Ethics (Anoka)

2

HITM1250Advanced Coding (Anoka)

2

Total Credits  9

Fifth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ADSC1252Professional Practice for Coding Specialists (Anoka)

3

Total Credits  3

Graduation (43 Credits)

Note: Many of the courses offered through Anoka Technical College are Web-enhanced or Online courses.

Note: Financial Aid for this program is only available through Anoka Technical College.  Students will also need to complete the consortium process to have courses taken at HTC be included in the award at Anoka Technical College.

 

4/13/2021 : BP 2215 / EP 2216