Medical Coder/Biller Program

Patient medical form to keep track of patient’s data over multiple visits

Help health care professionals locate and obtain the information they need for patient care, research, and decision-making.

Introduction:

The medical coder/billing program takes approximately one year to complete. Medical record coders assign a code to each diagnosis and procedure documented in a patient’s record. They code symptoms, diseases, operations, and treatments according to a recognized classification system. After the information is coded, the medical record coder may use a computer program to assign the patient to one of several hundred “diagnostic-related groups” or drugs.

Employment Opportunities:

Medical record coders work with little supervision in physicians’ offices and many are self-employed. In large facilities such as hospitals and insurance companies, medical record coders work under the supervision of health information administrators or medical record technicians.

Career Opportunities:

  • Medical Coder/Biller

Employment Outlook:

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026. 

Salary:

The average wage for this career in Florida is $19.70 hourly or $40,980 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1110 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCPCOURSEHOURS
OCP AIntroduction to Health Information Technology90 Hours
OCP BMedical Coder/Biller I
Medical Coder/Biller II
Medical Coder/Biller III
350 Hours
350 Hours
320 Hours
Total Hours: 1110

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Medical Coder/Biller is available at the following school (s):

LOCATIONCOURSE'S SCHEDULE
D.A. Dorsey Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

LOCATIONCOUNSELOR / REGISTRAR PHONE NUMBER
D.A. Dorsey Technical College
(305) 693-2490
Jackie Benjamin
Don Hylor Jr.
Ext. 2171
Ext. 2172

 

Source

Healthcare Occupations