Medical Coding Specialist
Are you interested in a career in the healthcare industry that offers flexible work environments and does not require direct interaction with patients? As a medical coding specialist, you play an important supporting role within the healthcare team by translating medical data from patient records. The School of Medical Coding at Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) provides training for medical coders to help you build the skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions normally available in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and insurance companies.
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What Makes the Medical Coding Specialist Program at MTI Different?
Receive hands-on training in classrooms & computer labs that simulate medical coding work environments
Earn your medical coding diploma in as few as 9 months
All MTI medical coding instructors have real-world experience
Evening Classes Available
Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule
No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment
Lifetime Job Placement
Career counseling & job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
The School of Medical Coding at Midwest Technical Institute
HANDS-ON MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST TRAINING
Anatomy | Medical Terminology | Etiology | Pathology | Insurance Claims & Guidelines | Medical Coding Externship
The medical coding instructors at MTI bring real-world experience to the classroom, leading
through hands-on instruction and one-on-one interaction to provide students skills.
In MTI’s medical coding classes, you’ll learn how to:
- Translate doctors’ notes, medical records, charts & other documentation into numerical descriptions of illnesses and treatments
- Index diagnoses and procedures to provide information for reimbursement purposes
- Locate crucial information within medical records to provide precise coding
- Interpret insurance claims and develop essential office skills
- Complete a medical coding externship
*Modules can be taken in any order; however, Medical Coding Externship will always be taken last by the student.
MTI’s Financial Aid Team provides personalized support to students applying for federal financial aid and help with understanding all the funding options, including scholarship opportunities.
MTI is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. MTI’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
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Medical billing and coding schools in Illinois and Missouri:
MEDICAL CODING SPECIALIST PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Completing a medical coding training program is the first step toward an exciting new career in this healthcare role. Here’s what you can expect when you attend Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) for your medical coder training:
Quick Facts: Medical Coding Specialist Program
- WHAT IS A MEDICAL CODER OR MEDICAL RECORD AND HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNICIAN?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Medical records and health information technicians organize and manage health information data.” In medical coding, the “coding” refers to transforming the written or verbal description of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numerical designations. This is one of the few healthcare occupations that require little contact with patients. Typical job titles include Medical coding specialist, insurance coder, claims specialist, and international classification of diseases/CPT coder.
Are you considering medical billing and coding schools in Illinois and Missouri? Read more:
What is Medical Coding and is it for you?
Also check out our informative guide: Is Medical Coding Hard? Guide to Medical Coding Training & Certification
- HOW MUCH CAN YOU MAKE AS A MEDICAL CODER?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was approximately $44,090. The highest 10 percent of medical coding professionals earned more than $73,370. Wages may vary by work experience and skill level.
- WHERE CAN I WORK AS A MEDICAL CODER?
Medical coding specialists typically work a 40-hour week. The working conditions are generally pleasant and within comfortable offices. MTI’s Medical Coding Specialist Program provides the skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions commonly available in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and insurance companies.
For more information on medical coding work environments, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or check out: What Type of Career Can You Get with a Medical Coding Certificate?
- ARE MEDICAL CODERS IN DEMAND?
With aging populations requiring more medical services, the expected growth for medical coding professionals remains strong. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for medical records and health information technicians will increase by 8% from 2019 to 2029.
For more information regarding the career path for medical coding professionals, check out: How to Become a Medical Coder.
- HOW MUCH DOES MEDICAL CODING TRAINING COST?
Enrollment & Outcomes
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For annual details, please visit our medical coding enrollment and outcomes page.
- Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
- MTI is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
For more information about our accreditations and approvals, please visit: https://www.midwesttech.edu/about-us/accreditation/
Midwest Technical Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org
Midwest Technical Institute is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.