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Mission

The mission of this program is to prepare students with the analytical and technical skills required to meet the needs of the health care industry. The program supports quality patient care through advocating coding and billing accuracy, patient confidentiality, and by following the high ethical standards set by the professional community.

Description

This program prepares the student for employment as an entry level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, coding clerk, or medical coder/ biller. Training includes but is not limited to medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding systems, fundamentals of 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. This program is offered in both traditional classroom instruction and online learning settings.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of two Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 9 math, 11 language and 11 reading.

H170529 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1110 Hrs
HIM0009 A* Introduction to Health Information Technology 90
HIM0091 B Medical Coder/Biller 1 350
HIM0092 Medical Coder/Biller 2 350
HIM0093 Medical Coder/Biller 3 320

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completing the program, graduates take the following exams:

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • Certified Coder Associate (CCA), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Academy of Professional Coders American Health Information Management Association

Articulation

Upon successful completion of this program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Health Information Technology AS degree – 25 credits
  • Medical Administration AS degree – 9 credits

Program Cost

  • $4,732.06
Tuition and Fees

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Start Date

January 7, 2020

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