Medical Coder / Biller
This online class meets one evening a week in person. The Medical Coder/Biller program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings as an entry level medical coder, coding technician, coding clerk or medical insurance biller. Coding is the process of taking a written diagnosis or operative procedure and assigning numbers used for billing and statics. The program covers ICD 9/10 coding systems, CPT and ACPCS coding systems. Students are taught manual and automated procedures. The student will also be trained to prepare and file medical insurance claim forms for reimbursement.
The curriculum includes all levels of coding systems; computer adapted coding, legal and ethical responsibilities, safety/security problems, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, wellness and disease processes, computer literacy and employment skills. Students participate in online internship during the last quarter of the program. Some credits are transferable to Broward College towards an “Associate of Science Degree in Office Administration (Medical Office Specialization) or Office System Technology.” Upon completion of the program, students should take a national certification examination.
For more information on program cost, schedule, content, and admission requirements, see the program flyer or contact
Dorie Copeland, Advisor
Sheridan Technical College