The Medical Coder / Biller program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings as an entry level coder, coding technician, coding clerk, or medical coder/biller. Coding is the process of taking a written diagnosis or operative procedure and assigning numbers used for billing and statistics. The program covers both ICD-10-CM and CPT coding systems. Students are taught manual and automated billing procedures.
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 employability skills. In the last quarter of the program, students are placed in a clinical environment. The credit from the program transfers over to Broward College towards a degree in Health Information Management or Office System Technology.