Medical Coder/Biller - Applied Technology Diploma (ATD)

1110 HOURS
37 WEEKS
                         
                                        

 

PELL ELIGIBLE
Program # H170530
CIP # 0351.070715

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Medical Coder/Biller program is a comprehensive program that prepares students for employment as an entry-level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, or medical coder/biller.  Coder/billers are responsible for assigning specific codes to particular medical treatments at various health care facilities. These codes are used to bill insurance companies so that they get reimbursed for treating patients with health insurance. Medical Coder/Billers are employed in hospitals, physicians’ offices, health care facilities and insurance companies.  Students are issued an Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) upon successful completion of the program in accordance with state guidelines. Program completers may continue their education by earning an associate degree as an Accredited Health Information Technologist.

 

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION:

Medical Records & Health Information Technician: Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

PRE-REGISTRATION COSTS:

Pre-Registration Level 2 Screening                                    $ 50.00

TB Tine Test                                                       $ 20.00

PROGRAM STRUCTURE: 

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

COURSE #

OCP

COURSE DESCRIPTION

HOURS

Resident Tuition

Non-Resident Tuition

HIM0009

A

Introduction to Health Information Technology

90

$250.00

$947.00

HIM0091

B

Medical Coder/Biller I

350

$972.00

$3,680.00

HIM0092

Medical Coder/Biller II

350

$972.00

$3,680.00

HIM0093

Medical Coder/Biller III

320

$886.00

$3,364.00

 

 

TOTAL

1110

$3,080.00

$11,671.00

           

Additional Costs:

Resident

Non-Resident

Registration Fee

$10.00

$10.00

Approximate Books/Supplies

$991.00

$991.00

Approximate Uniform Fees

$150.00

$150.00

Approximate Total Program Cost:

$4,231.00

$12,822.00

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

AGE:                 18 years or older

DIPLOMA:         Standard High School Diploma or Equivalent

TABE (Level A):     MATH 10.0   LANGUAGE 11.0   READING 11.0 or meet other basic skill requirements

Level 2 Screening @WCSB; TB Test

Industry Certification:     National HealthCareer Association (NHA): Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) - $115.00

Advisory Salary Range:             $31,200 - $35,360      

Florida Panhandle:                   $23,480 - $52,220

PH Average:                              $31,200                                  

State Average:                          $33,500                                              

National Average:                     $35,000

Program Completion Rate: 83%   -    Program Placement Rate: 80%   -    Program Licensure Pass Rate: 80%