Medical Coder/Biller - Applied Technology Diploma (ATD)

1110 HOURS
37 WEEKS
                         
                                        

 

PELL ELIGIBLE
Program # H170530
CIP # 0351.070715

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Medical Coder & Biller specialists 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. This occupation combines the knowledge of medical terminology with the ability to be detail oriented. The two semester program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, or medical coder/biller.

 

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 $ 52.75

TB Tine Test $ 20.00

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

The following table illustrates the PSAV program structure:

COURSE #

OCP

COURSE DESCRIPTION

HOURS

Resident Tuition Per Term

Non-Resident Tuition Per Term

HIM0009

A

Introduction to Health Information Technology

90

$250.00

$946.00

HIM0091

B

Medical Coder/Biller 1

350

$970.00

$3,679.00

HIM0092

Medical Coder/Biller 2

350

$970.00

$3,679.00

HIM0093

Medical Coder/Biller 3

320

$887.00

$3,364.00

 

 

TOTAL

1110

$3,077.00

$11,668.00

 

Additional Costs:

Resident

Non-Resident

Registration Fee

$10.00

$10.00

Approximate Books/Supplies

$1,350.00

$1,350.00

Approximate Uniform Fees

$150.00

$120.00

Approximate Total Program Cost:

$4,587.00

$13,148.00

 

PROGRAM ADMISSION 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

An interview with the instructor will be required after testing.

 

Industry Certification: Certified Coding Associate (CCA) - $299.00

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: 81%

Program Placement Rate: 75%

Program Licensure Pass Rate: 33%