Help health care professionals locate and obtain the information they need for patient care, research, and decision-making.
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.
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.
- Medical Coder/Biller
Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $19.70 hourly or $40,980 annually.
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):
|OCP A||Introduction to Health Information Technology||90 Hours|
|OCP B||Medical Coder/Biller I|
Medical Coder/Biller II
Medical Coder/Biller III
|Total Hours: 1110|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Medical Coder/Biller is available at the following school (s):
|D.A. Dorsey Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|D.A. Dorsey Technical College|
Don Hylor Jr.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm.