Medical Coding Specialist
29 Credits | 1 Year
Online Program | Financial Aid-Eligible
Career Cluster: Health Sciences
The Medical Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for employment as entry-level coding specialists in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, physician practice groups, surgery centers, long-term care facilities and home healthcare agencies. Coding specialists are also employed in consulting firms, coding and billing services, insurance companies, governmental agencies and computer software companies.
The Medical Coding Specialist reviews medical documentation provided by physicians and other healthcare providers and translates this into numeric codes. The coding specialist assigns and sequences diagnostic and procedural codes using universally-recognized coding systems. Several uses of coded data are for payment of healthcare claims, statistics and medical research.
Medical Coding Specialist graduates will be able to:
- Collect health data
- Model professional behaviors and ethics
- Use electronic applications to support coding and data collection
- Apply coding and reimbursement systems
Students completing the one-year Medical Coding Specialist program have the option of returning to complete the associate degree Health Information Technology program.
Learn by doing.
Flexible scheduling and start dates.
Medical Coding Specialist is available fully online. This program is embedded within the Health Information Technology program.
The program may be completed in a full-time or part-time format.
Earn credentials each step of the way! As a graduate of the Medical Coding Specialist program, you can continue your education to obtain the Health Information Technology associate degree.
Offered Fully Online
Complete the full Medical Coding Specialist program completely online.
The program is comprised of courses that prepare you for a career as a medical coding specialists. Courses include Medical Terminology, Intermediate Coding, Healthcare Reimbursement and more.
You could take this first and get a credential.
You can continue your education to obtain an associate degree.
Continue your education to obtain a bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admissions process. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get you started.
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2019-20*
Medical Coding Specialist
28 Credits | 1 Year
$1,543 for books (including tax)
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Medical Coding Specialist Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Medical Coding Specialist technical diploma.