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Medical Coding Specialist

The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program of Southern University at Shreveport prepares students for an entry level position as a coder in an acute care hospital, ambulatory care, physician office, and other health care settings. Dedicated to excellence in education, this program fosters a learning environment through the enhancement of technical competency skills and critical thinking skills utilizing a wide range of instructional methodologies.

The courses offered in the Medical Coding Specialist certificate curriculum provide the student with the entry level skills and technical knowledge needed to code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement purposes, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis. The curriculum combines the classroom setting, web-enhanced/online coursework, work in a simulated laboratory, and hands-on experience in the clinical setting.

Please see your advisor or University Catalog for more information

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