Medical Coding

Medical Coding Specialist

Program: 31-530-2
  • Technical Diploma
  • 2 Terms
  • 26 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts September/January
  • Description
  • Courses
  • Admissions Information
  • Flexible Learning

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The Medical Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for employment as entry-level coding specialists in health care 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 health care providers and translates this into numerical 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 health care claims, statistics, and medical research.

Additional Information

The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has funded 100% of this project equaling $897,039. This is an equal opportunity program. Assistive technologies are available upon request and include Voice/TTY (711 or 800.947.6644).

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Due to LTC curriculum/course modifications students may be required to take the 28 credits (as listed on the program sheet) to complete the Medical Coding program.

Admissions Steps

Request and complete a student application and mail to LTC at 1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, WI 53015 or print out the application. Or you can apply online.

Entrance Assessment Scores

Accuplacer/ACT scores will be used to develop your educational plan. Please contact your program counselor/advisor at 920-693-1109.

Approximate Costs

$137 per credit (resident)
$199 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Other fees vary by program (books, supplies, materials, tools, uniforms, health-related exams, etc)

For the most current cost information see the LTC Program Costs Brochure.

Functional Abilities

Functional abilities are the basic duties that a student must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodations. At the post-secondary level, students must meet these requirements, and they cannot be modified.

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  • Call 1.888.GO TO LTC, Ext. 1109

Flex-Ability makes sense when you're trying to fit college into your busy life by allowing you to take classes when and where it's convenient for you. With Flex-Ability, not only can you choose from day or evening options, you can also take classes in online, blended or accelerated formats.

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