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Medical Coder/Biller

Patient insurance information sheet

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

Introduction:

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.

Program Content:

The program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings as an entry-level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, or coding clerks, or medical coder/biller. The content includes but is not limited to medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding systems, fundamentals of the disease process including pharmacology, health care delivery systems, basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities, safety/security procedures, basic data processing, and employability skills.

Course’s Schedule:

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

Program Structure:

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

Career Opportunites:

  • Medical Coder/Biller

Salary:

The average wage for this career in Florida is $19.87 hourly or $41,340 annually.

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

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Healthcare Occupations