Why choose Medical Coder?
- The future of medical records is electronic—coded and processed into a secure digital format.
- Get the training needed for employment as an entry-level medical coder, where you will assign diagnosis and procedure codes for billing, quality improvement, statistical reporting, and medical research.
- Graduate into many great careers, or advance your education in the Health Information Management associate in applied science (AAS).
- Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
What You'll Learn
The Medical Coder program at Mid-State prepares students for entry-level work as medical coders in health care settings, such as hospitals, physician offices, long-term care facilities, and more. Medical coders review medical documentation and assign diagnosis and procedure codes for the purposes of billing, quality improvement, statistical reporting, and medical research.
In this program, you’ll be introduced to reimbursement principles and build proficiency in assigning codes across all settings. After program completion, graduates may qualify to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credentialing exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2022/23 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $4,606.80
- Books: $1,843.90
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
- Total Estimated Cost: $6,450.70
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
|10530123||Introduction to Digital Information in Healthcare||3|
|Term Total||12 Credits|
|10530182||Human Disease for the Health Professions||3|
|10530197||ICD Diagnosis Coding||3|
|Term Total||9 Credits|
|10530166||Inpatient Procedure Coding||3|
|10530146||Private and Government Reimbursement||3|
|10530147||HIM Advanced Coding||3|
|Term Total||9 Credits|
|Program Total||30 Credits|
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
JULIE LARSEN, BS, RHIA, CCS, CDIP
Julie Larsen earned her BS in health information management and technology with a healthcare management emphasis from UW-Green Bay. She brings over a decade of experience in inpatient coding, education, and quality analysis to her teaching at Mid-State, including training coders and other healthcare professionals on inpatient coding, CDI DRG mismatch, quality analysis, and alignment processes. She has also generated educational materials and facilitated coding training and programs for hospital inpatient coders through classroom teaching and one-on-one training.
“I love the educator role because the environment constantly changes in health information, and the learning never stops. Watching someone learn about the opportunities and expanding their knowledge is a fulfilling experience.”
ANGELA VOIGHT, AAS, BS
Angela earned her BS in career and technical education and training from UW-Stout and her associate degree in Biomedical Informatics (AKA Health Information Management) from Mid-State Technical College. She is a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with four years of experience as a medical coder for local hospitals. To keep her skills and professional certifications up to date, she attains 56 credits of continuing education every two years.
“I enjoy teaching because of the 'aha' moments.”
- Coding Specialist
- Chargemaster Coordinator
- Medical Claims Reviewer
- Coding Support Specialist
- Medical Coder
“Earning a degree at Mid-State allowed me to widen my employment possibilities outside my limited geographical area and elevate my earning potential. I was even able to take required courses online and continue with ‘life as usual.’”
Choose Your Path
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