Medical Coder/Biller, Applied Technology Diploma (A.T.D.)
The Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) National Certification Exam offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
The Medical Coder/Biller program is designed to prepare students for coding careers in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and insurance companies. Coding professionals read and analyze medical records, convert medical record data to diagnosis and procedure codes, and use codes to receive proper reimbursement for healthcare services.
The program content includes, but is not limited to, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding systems, fundamentals of disease processes, healthcare delivery systems, basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities, safety/security procedures, basic data processing, and employability skills. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) National Certification Exam offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Florida Gateway College (Main Campus)
Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and score a minimum of 617 for reading, 596 for math, and 631 for language by the end of the program. Students can also demonstrate competence in reading, math, and language by passing the appropriate reading, language, and math courses. Students who meet the exemption criteria as set forth in State Board Rule 6A-10.0315 are not required to provide test scores.
Program hours will vary. Courses are offered in both hybrid and online formats.
Total Cost: $6,689.58
The median annual salary for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians in the state of Florida is $37,470.
Industry job titles include:• Entry Level Coder• Medical Record Coder• Clinical Coder• Coding Technician• Coding Clerk• Medical Coder/Biller
The need for health information professionals is projected to grow 11% by 2028, much faster than the average job growth rate, according to the Department of Labor.
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Credits earned in this certificate program can be applied to the Health Information Technology, A.S. degree (HIMT).
The following is a suggested sequence for the required courses:
Summer Semester: 16 Credit Hours
Fall Semester: 9 Credit Hours
Spring Semester: 12 Credit Hours
Medical Coder/Biller Total 37 Credit Hours
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