• Medical Coding and Insurance

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Medical Coding And Insurance

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Medical Coding and Insurance

The Medical Coding and Insurance diploma program focuses on procedures associated with billing for medical services. Students receive in-depth training for employment in the coding and insurance departments of medical facilities.

Medical coding involves using nationally recognized coding systems to classify procedures and diagnoses related to medical treatment, and graduates may be eligible to take several of the national coding certification exams.

The 50-credit diploma is offered on our M State campuses in Moorhead and Wadena and online through eCampus.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Medical terminology
  • Medical office technology
  • Legal and ethical behavior in a health care setting
  • Diagnosis and procedure coding
  • Medical office insurance and financial procedures
  • Professional business communication
  • Knowledge of the body's structure and function
  • Knowledge of disease processes and treatments
  • Appointment schedule management
  • Patient registration procedures
  • Health care billing regulations


Why M State

  • Exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized education
  • Option of online education
  • Graduates may be eligible for national coding certification exams


Program earns national ranking

M State's Medical Insurance and Coding program has been recognized by BestColleges.com as the No. 3 accredited online diploma program in the nation in the category of medical billing and insurance for 2018. Rankings are based on academic outcomes, affordability and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities, according to the BestColleges.com website.


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Medical Coding and Insurance Diploma
Locations: Online, Moorhead

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Required courses for Medical Coding and Insurance

  • Medical Documentation Fundamentals
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Language Applications
  • Medical Billing/Insurance
  • Outpatient Coding
  • Medical Office Technology Tools
  • Medical Office Career Insight
  • Medicare Coding and Billing Applications
  • Advanced Coding
  • Hospital Billing
  • Certified Professional Biller Examination
  • Certified Professional Coder Examination
  • Medical Office Capstone
  • College Writing
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathophysiology


Meet the faculty

Kelly Carlson

Instructor, Medical Administrative Assistant
Online, Moorhead
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Medical Records and Health Information Technician regional wage

Medical Records and Health Information Technician regional wage
data source: Career Coach


Career opportunities

Graduates of M State's Medical Coding and Insurance program have employment opportunities in varied health care settings including: Medical clinics, insurance companies, Government Agencies, public health agencies, home health care agencies, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and dental clinics.

Description: Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

Data source: Career Coach with current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Moorhead

data source: Career Coach


Medical Records and Health Information Technician employment

499 Employed in your area

29 Estimated annual job openings

117 Approaching retirement age

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.

Age Group # of Workers % of Workers*
under 25 74 15%
25-34 112 22%
35-44 85 17%
45-54 111 22%
55-64 96 19%
65+ 21 4%

* Based on county-level occupational demographics

data source: Career Coach

Last modified: June 28th, 2018 at 09:47am