Printed on 10/21/2021
Medical Coding Specialist
Technical Diploma (TD)
Part Time and Full Time
Financial Aid Eligible
Time of Day:
Day and Evening
*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
Medical coding specialists translate verbal descriptions of disease, injury and procedures into numerical designations. The accurate recording of this information is critical for the reimbursement of healthcare claims, medical statistics and research. You'll gain an understanding of the anatomy, signs and symptoms of diseases, and medical procedures. You'll also learn how to analyze medical records and assign codes to diagnoses and procedures. Upon completion, you could work in a variety of healthcare settings, for a health insurance company or continue on to the Health Information Technology Associate Degree.
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An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.
Proof of HS Completion
Submit a final, official high school transcript, an original diploma or an official copy of GED/HSED Certification Scores.
HIT MC Technical Standards
Read, acknowledge and submit the Technical Standards form: foxvalleytechnicalcollege.formstack.com/forms/hit_medical_coding_ts
Credit Transfer Options
They're your credits. Take them with you!
Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.
- Collect health data
- Model professional behaviors and ethics
- Use electronic applications to support coding and data collection
- Apply coding and reimbursement systems
Upon completion of the program, you are awarded a technical diploma and are qualified to take a national certification examination, either through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Credentials through AHIMA are Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P). AAPC offers the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Professional Biller (CPB) credentials.
Your first year program classes are offered at both the Oshkosh and Appleton campuses.
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