Anticpated Start Date Meeting Times Cost Details Spring 2023 M 8am-1pm; T-F 8am-2pm$5,300 H170529
12 Months (1110 Clock Hours)
Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
(Summer schedule) Monday- Thursday 8 am - 2:45 pm
Medical Coder/Biller Standards
- Possess a standard U.S. high school diploma or GED from a school accredited by an approved accrediting association
- Physical examination/immunizations
- Criminal background check
- Random drug screenings
Students entering all health programs with a clinical study requirement must submit to a criminal background check and random drug screenings at their own expense.
If problems arise with the results of either the criminal background check or the drug screening, students will not be permitted to attend the clinical portion of the program which then results in program non-completion.
A history of felony convictions or substance abuse may adversely affect your ability to gain employment or take licensing exams in the medical profession. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices.
Medical Coder/Biller is an 1110-hour program designed to prepare students for employment as an entry-level coder, medical record coder or medical biller/coder in a variety of health care settings.
This program is part of the Health Information Management or Office System Technology A.S. degree programs at community colleges offering that two-year degree and guarantees the transfer of 37 college credit hours toward the A.S. Degree. Students are part of a comprehensive competency-based/individualized type of instruction.
The program includes a 120 hour externship in community physician offices, hospitals, insurance/billing companies and outpatient facilities.
Besides working in health information departments of acute care hospitals, coders work in physicians' offices, walk-in clinics, outpatient centers, specialty hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, insurance companies, review agencies, and law firms.
Salaries for graduates range from $15.30-$20.36 per hour. Source: Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Statistics.
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For questions regarding the program please contact: Tammy.Alva@hcps.net