Program Outcome

A student successfully completing this program will be able to do the following:
  • Demonstrate the ability to translate information from the medical record into standardized numerical codes accurately and in an efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors in the work place including patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with other people effectively. 
  • Recognize factors that affect third-party reimbursement.
  • Demonstrate entry level skills in coding with ICD-9-CM.
  • Demonstrate entry level skills in coding with CPT.
  • Describe the relationship between coding and reimbursement in health care.
  • Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving within their scope of practice.
  • Perform oral communications effectively.
  • Apply written communications effectively.
  • Proficient in word document processing.
  • Format documents professionally according to current business and discipline preferences.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the accounting cycle.
  • Utilize common business software proficiently.