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Medical Coding Specialist Program

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.

Eligible to take the national Clinical Coding Associate (CCA) certification examination AHIMA.
Transfer into the Health Information Technology associate of applied science degree.
Eligible to take AHIMA’s national Clinical Coding Specialist (CCS) examination.

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.

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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.