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The Medical Coder-Biller Program prepares students for employment as Medical Coder-Biller. The student will learn to translate diagnoses and procedures into numerical designations (codes) using the International Classification of Diseases and Current Procedural Terminology.

The program involves coding, classifying, and indexing diagnoses and procedures for the purpose of standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis. The student will also be trained to prepare and file insurance claim forms for reimbursement. There is special emphasis on ethical and legal responsibilities, data quality, financial reimbursement, diagnosis-related groups (DRG’s) and ambulatory patient classification (APCs).

The Medical Campus Medical Coder-Biller Program is a Career Technical Education Certificate program that is a 3 semester course of study requiring 37.0 CTE credits (1110 contact hours). Before entry into the Medical Coder-Biller Program, students must complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.) Completion of this test does not guarantee admission to the program.

The Medical Coder-Biller Program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider in the health information management profession. In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. Please see the Physical Demands listed for this program.

This program is highly demanding, and students are therefore more successful if they do not work while in the program. If students must work for financial support, the program strongly recommends a limit of 20 hours of employment per week. Students should also consider family responsibilities before committing to a full-time accelerated program.

The clinical portion of the program utilizes AHIMA's Virtual Lab where students can access and experience the state-of-the-art software they'll use regularly in the working world. The Virtual Lab lessons and activities are designed specifically for lab applications. They simulate real-world experience and allow students to test their skills and decision-making ability without jeopardizing the privacy, security, or integrity of real medical records.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate’s eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

Students who successfully complete all program/course requirements and receive their certification of completion are eligible for specific college credits towards the Associate in Science Degree in Health Information Management. Please see the Program Coordinator in the Health Information Management Program for more information.

Program Location

This program is offered only at the Medical Campus located at 950 NW 20 Street, Miami, Fl 33127 and clinical sites throughout Miami-Dade County.


Important Phone Numbers


Career Technical Certificate Student Resource Center

305-237-4141

Medical Coder-Biller Program

305-237-4265

Advisement Services

305-237-4238

Financial Aid

305-237-4160

Student Life

305-237-4213

Testing Services

305-237-4275


 

 

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/submit and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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