2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Coding, CA [MEDCOD-CT, 44 Total Credits]


Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement.  For more information please visit www.csn.edu/limited-entry-admission.


Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program are located at www.csn.edu/gainful-employment.


The Medical Coding Program is designed for students to become coding specialists with demonstrated knowledge and skills in applications of classifications and nomenclatures to health information.  Coding with approved classification systems is required for direct patient care, research, and reimbursement.  Graduates of the program may apply to take a national certification exam given by the American Health Information Management Association.  Credentials that can be earned are the:

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA),
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or
  • Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based (CCS-P)

The Medical Coding Program is limited entry so students must attend a Health Sciences Orientation, meet with a Health Programs Advisor, and complete the limited entry workshop.



The Medical Coding program is approved by the American Health Information Management Association, 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5809, (312) 233-1100.


Academic Map: Certificate of Achievement - Medical Coding 21-22   


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Read, interpret, and analyze information from all types of health records to determine proper diagnostic and procedural code assignment.
  2. Assign and evaluate diagnostic and procedural medical codes and groupings for all clinical diagnoses and procedures according to current guidelines and regulations and conduct physician queries when needed for clarification.
  3. Utilize health information management (HIM) systems, such as EHR (electronic health record), encoders, and computer-assisted coding (CAC) software in a secure manner to manage documentation required for medical coding and billing.
  4. Evaluate revenue processes and edits for reconciliation and submission of insurance claims.
  5. Analyze and apply current regulations in clinical classification systems for compliance with ethical coding, privacy, and security concerns.

General Education Requirements (3 Credits)

Computation and Human Relations Components