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Diagnosis and Procedural Coding

Overview

The Diagnosis and Procedural Coding (DPC) certificate prepares students to perform medical diagnosis and procedural coding in an outpatient or ambulatory health care setting. The courses taken to meet requirements for the Diagnosis and Procedural Coding certificate also prepare a student to continue into the Health Information Technology degree program in an 1 + 1 option.

Work Settings

Medical coders work primarily in an office setting. However, coding may be performed at home through use of a secure Internet connection. Working from one’s home is however usually reserved for employees who have gained experience by working in the office for a period of time

Credentialing Requirements

Upon successful completion of the Diagnosis and Procedural Coding Certificiate Program, the DPC graduate may apply to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. Successful completion of the exam allows the certificate graduate to use the CCA credential. For more details on the CCA exam process, please see the AHIMA website.

Location

The Diagnosis and Procedural Coding Program is taught at the at the Roane County Main Campus during the day and at the Knox County Center for Health Sciences during evening hours. Some of the HIT courses are also taught via distance education utilizing the Internet and computer technology.

Gainful Employment Information

Professional Organizations

Admission Requirements

DPC Admission Information

DPC Admission Information

Applications required for the DPC Program

RSCC Application - Steps 1 and 2 are required for admission to the College and Allied Health Sciences programs.

Allied Health Sciences Application Information

Program Costs

Roane State Tuition & Fees
All tuition and fees are subject to change by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

* Program courses that are taken in an online format are subject to a distance education fee. A Specialized Allied Health Science Fee of $25 per credit hour will be applied to all Allied Health Science courses. See Tuition and Fees link above.

Books, Supplies and Additional Program Expenses

Visit the bookstore for book titles and prices

Student membership to AHIMA $35

Faculty & Staff

April M Insco
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4922
Program Director, RHIA, CSS

 

Allied Health Sciences and Nursing Admissions Coordinator
Oak Ridge Branch Campus, B-105
(865) 882-4608
hsnadmissions@roanestate.edu

Contact: April M Insco • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4922 • inscoam@roanestate.edu

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