Home Care Coding Specialty

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Kellogg Community College’s 10-credit Home Care Coding Specialty course (course CSTR 45) is a self-paced online training program with instructor support. The training program prepares students for the Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) certification exam offered through the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSC). KCC Home Care Coding Specialty students will complete 20 learning modules over the course of a single semester to complete the program.

Successful Home Care Coding Specialty students are highly self-directed, organized, detail-oriented, accurate and able to meet deadlines. Students will learn how to:

  • Access relevant patient documentation
  • Assign accurate diagnosis codes
  • Discuss work with physicians, clinicians and practice administrators
  • Maintain legal and ethical standards as determined by policy, regulatory and professional expectations

Home Care Coding Orientation

KCC is hosting a Home Care Coding Specialty Orientation Session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, in Room E of the College’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center campus, 405 Hill Brady Road, Battle Creek. To register, contact Workforce Solutions Secretary Melinda Hall at 269-565-2823 or hallm@kellogg.edu.

Tuition & Fees

Total Tuition & Fees
Residents $2,107.50
Active military $2,107.50
Non-residents $2,762
Indiana residents $2,775
Out-of-state/international residents $3,500

Additional Program Costs

  • Textbook (required): $273.60
  • HCS-D certification exam (after successful course completion): $329

Course Technology

The following technology is recommended for students interested in participating in the Home Care Coding Specialty course:

  • A computer with:
    • 8 gigs RAM
    • Intel i5 processor (minimum)
    • Strong antivirus software (not McAfee)
    • Two monitors
  • A high-speed Internet connection