Technical Diploma│1 Year│30-31 Credits│Online Program│Eligible for Financial Aid
Start your career in the health care industry—become a medical coding specialist in less than a year with an online diploma from Moraine Park Technical College.
Medical coding specialists review medical documentation provided by health care providers and translate it into an alphanumeric classification system. Using universally recognized coding systems, the coding specialist then assigns and sequences diagnostic and procedural codes, which are used by insurance companies to process health care claims, as well as for statistics and medical research.
Graduates from Moraine Park’s online Medical Coding Specialist program are eligible to take the national Clinical Coding Associate (CCA) certification examination through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). They may also take AHIMA’s national Clinical Coding Specialist (CCS) examination (two years of coding experience is recommended before taking the CCS examination).
What You’ll Learn
Graduates learn medical coding basics, including how to collect health data, use apps to collect and code data, apply coding and reimbursement systems and act professionally and ethically in the workplace.
The courses in this technical diploma transfer into the Health Information Technology associate of applied science degree.
Potential careers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Hospital Outpatient Coder
- Physician Specialty Coder
- Charge Master Auditor
- Acute Care Coder
- Ambulatory Coder
- Insurance Claims Clerk
- Other positions with an emphasis on coding/data analysis
Consider earning the Health Information Technology Associate Degree along this pathway.
Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.
|530-182||Human Diseases for the Health Professions||3|
|530-197||ICD Diagnosis Coding||3|
or General Anatomy and Physiology
|501-107||Digital Literacy for Healthcare||2|
|530-159||Healthcare Revenue Management||3|
|530-162||Foundations of HIM||3|
|530-184||Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Coding||3|
|530-199||ICD Procedure Coding||2|
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The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
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State Certification Disclosure: Moraine Park’s Medical Coding Specialist program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements to pursue certification to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations, or certification for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about certification.
Certification Organization: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Successful completion of 530-165 Intermediate Coding is the exit assessment graduation requirement for this program.
High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Transferring here is easy! You can transfer in prior college work by submitting official college transcripts or get a free transcript review.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.
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