Medical coders work in a variety of healthcare areas such as hospitals, physician’s offices and insurance companies. They review the physician documentation in records in order to assign diagnoses and procedure codes that are used for reimbursement and data purposes. Billing forms are then filed based on the codes assigned; strict federal guidelines are in place that must be followed when assigning codes. In the Medical Coding Specialist program, learn to use two different systems in order to assign codes to the reimbursement systems for patient and outpatient coding. Prepare for jobs such as medical coding specialist, revenue cycle analyst, medical billing specialist or medical coder. Incoming students may earn credit for prior learning for specific high school health courses. Graduates can become eligible to write the CCA, which is a certification exam through AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $34,294
Medical Coding Specialist - Technical Dipl.
Waukesha County Technical College