The purpose of the Medical Coder/Biller program is to prepare students for employment as medical coders, medical coder/billers, and medical coding technicians. Instruction is designed to qualify students for employment upon successfully obtaining their Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification.  The Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) that graduates will earn is equivalent to 26 credit hours, which transfer towards an Associates Degree in Health Information Management.

HOURS

1,110, approximately one year (56 weeks)

COST

Tuition is approximately $5,419.24, plus books and fees (PDF)

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

LOCATION

MTC Main Campus

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from $23,900 to $45,360*

*Based on local industry information.

 

RECENT EMPLOYERS OF GRADUATES

  • Heart of Florida
  • Ocala Infectious Disease
  • SIVA MD PA
  • Urology Care of Central Florida
  • UF Health

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Medical Coder/Biller Master Plan of Instruction
(PDFopens in a new window)

  • Principles and foundation of Health Information Management
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Coding Concepts
  • Demonstrate proficiency in ICD-10-CM and CPT coding system
  • Concepts of Insurance and Reimbursement

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS 

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders), CCS-P (Certified Coder Specialist – Physician-based) through AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) (optional)

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Physician Office
  • Outpatient Clinic
  • Coding & Billing Companies
  • Remote Coding (with experience)

OUR NUMBERS

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STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

  • ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
  • AND/OR INTERVIEW WITH INSTRUCTOR
  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID, IF APPLICABLE
  • COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION
  • MEET WITH AN ADMISSIONS ADVISOR
  • FILL OUT YOUR PROGRAM’S SUPPLEMENTAL PACKET, IF APPLICABLE
  • PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

JAN ROBERTS

Instructor

RMA, BXMO, CMAC, CPC, CCS-P, Instructor at MTC Since 1996, Medical Assistant Instructor Since 2011.

LORA MARRS

Instructor

CPC, CPPM, MTC Alumni, Instructor at MTC Since 2012.

ADDITIONAL FORMS

Supplemental Packet (PDF)

BOOK LIST

Tuition is approximately $5,419.24, plus books and fees (PDF)

ONLINE COMPONENT

Yes