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Medical Coder/Biller

Medical Coder Biller Course - Medical Coder/Biller

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. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program.  Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. 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 EMAILPHONE NUMBER
D.A. Dorsey Technical College
(305) 693-2490
Jackie Benjamin
Don Hylor Jr.
jbenjamin1@dadeschools.net
mrhylor@dadeschools.net
Ext. 2171
Ext. 2172

 

Source

Healthcare Occupations