AUBURN – The Business Administration and Management Department at Central Maine Community College will offer a four-credit course in medical coding in the fall semester. The class will meet from 5:30 to 9:25 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 4 through Dec. 18. The cost is $376, plus books and materials.

Medical Coding I (MCO 120) covers ICD-9-CM diagnostic coding. Medical coding is defined as the translation of diagnoses, procedures, services and supplies into numeric and/or alphanumeric components for statistical reporting and reimbursement purposes.

The course helps meet the growing needs of the health care industry and prepares students for work in health care and health related fields. It will facilitate coding knowledge and enhance coding skills by addressing specific coding issues within particular areas.

For more information or to register, call the registrar’s office at 207/755-5292 or 1-800/891-2002, extension 292. Enrollment begins Monday, Aug. 4.

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