Monday – May 22, 2017
Medical Coding Specialist
Downtown Milwaukee Campus Health Education Center
You will be prepared for employment as an entry-level coding specialist after learning to assign diagnosis and procedure codes using two different coding systems. The codes are used for billing and reimbursement purposes, as well as data collection and medical research. Classes are held at MATC's Health Education Center (HEC), 1311 North Sixth Street.
Career Outlook: Graduates of this program can become certified through the American Health Information Management Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders. Medical coding specialists work in hospitals, clinics and physicians' offices.
Career Pathway: You can earn the Healthcare Customer Service certificate on your way to completing this program. After earning this technical diploma, you can apply your credits toward completing the Health Information Technology associate degree.
Program Code: 31-530-2
Start Date: August and January
This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.
Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level chemistry.
Career Cluster: Health Sciences