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Medical Coder/Biller—Applied Technology Diploma

Coders are experts in medical billing systems used by all insurance groups and government agencies to expedite medical billing and reimbursement. They assign codes to patient symptoms, diagnoses, operations and treatments to process reimbursement claims. In addition to documenting records, the coded information may be used by practitioners to help make diagnostic decisions.

Skilled medical coders are organized, detail-oriented individuals who enjoy processing information and working with numbers.

Purpose

To prepare students for entry-level employment as coders, medical record coders, coding technicians, coding clerks or coder specialists. The program includes instruction in medical terminology, coding systems, fundamentals of disease, pharmacology, health care delivery systems, basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities, and employability skills.

Length

This applied technology diploma can be completed in approximately one year if students are attending classes on a full-time basis.

Location

This program can be completed on the East Campus in Dade City, the North Campus in Brooksville and the West Campus in New Port Richey.

Format

Courses and clinical components are part of the program curriculum.