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Medical coding is the transformation of verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into alphanumeric designations. The coding of health-related data permits access to medical records by diagnoses and procedures for use in clinical care, research, and education.

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Annalesia Sharp, MEd, RHIA, HIT Director/Instructor Annalesia Sharp, MEd, RHIA
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Courtney Sanderson, MEd, RHIA, HIT Instructor Courtney Sanderson, MEd, RHIA
HIT Instructor

Today, there are many demands for accurately coded data from the medical record in all types of health care institutions. In addition to their use on claims for reimbursement, codes are included on data sets used to evaluate the processes and outcomes of healthcare. Coded data are also used internally by institutions for quality management activities, case management, planning, marketing, and other administrative and research activities.

The Medical Coding Certificate Program prepares students with entry level skills need to code, classify, and index diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of reimbursement, standardization, retrieval and statistical analysis. Principals in ICD-10 CM/PCS, CPT coding and third-party reimbursement will be emphasized. The courses within the Medical Coding Short Certificate program are also applicable to the A.A.S. degree in Health Information Technology.

The Department of Health Information Technology is now located on the Main Campus in the newly remodeled Center for Allied Health at 272 N. Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36603.

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