Medical Coder/Biller


    Length 1,110 Hours
    Admissions Contact

    Jeromy Johnson |

    (727) 893-2500 x2392

    Course Information Bonnie Capra - or 727-893-2500 x2354
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    Mission: The mission of this program is to provide students with the best quality training in order for them to achieve their career goals in the health care industry.

    Program H170529 consists of a planned sequence of courses.

    Introduction to Health Information Technology - Course HIM0009 (90 hours) – Students will learn safety procedures, employability skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, basic mathematics, science, computer literacy, the profession of health information management, and basic health information technology.

    Medical Coder/Biller, 1 of 3 - Course HIM0091 (350 hours) – Students will achieve a high level of knowledge and comprehension of medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, and the fundamentals of the disease process.

    Medical Coder/Biller, 2 of 3 - Course HIM0093 (350 hours) – Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICD and CPT coding systems, the utilization of medical coding references, and will be able to explain the significance of health information services.

    Medical Coder/Biller, 3 of 3 - Course HIM0092 (320 hours) – Students will demonstrate the following: ethical and legal principles with regard to the use of medical records, computer skills, safety and security specific to health information, and an understanding of medical billing.

    Distance Education: Pinellas Technical College offers the Medical Coder/Biller program in an online format only. Prospective students should have proficient computer skills to enroll in this program. Students are expected to complete a required number of online lessons every week. For additional information go to the 'Online Programs and Courses' page.

    Articulation Agreement(s):  St. Petersburg College Health Information Technology, A.S. Degree

    Industry Certification(s): Graduates are prepared and eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification exam as well as the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

    Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement:  70%

    Minimum Attendance Requirement:  70%

    Basic Skills Exit Requirement for Program CompletionStudent's competency in computation (mathematics) and communication (reading/language arts) is assessed; required basic skills grade levels are: Computation - 9 and Communication - 11.

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    Program length and costs are approximate, and subject to change.

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