Help health care professionals locate and obtain the information they need for patient care, research, and decision-making.
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.
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.
|D.A. Dorsey Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.|
The entire program is 1110 hours. 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|
The average wage for this career in Florida is $19.87 hourly or $41,340 annually.
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Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|D.A. Dorsey Technical College|
Don Hylor Jr.
- O*Net Online: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00
- 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.
- Curriculum Framework See Medical Coder/Biller (H170529) (RTF): http://www.fldoe.org/academics/career-adult-edu/career-tech-edu/curriculum-frameworks/2020-21-frameworks/health-science.stml