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Open registration begins on Monday, July 31st , 2017 Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Open registration begins on Monday, July 31st , 2017 Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Open registration begins on Monday, July 31st , 2017 Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Open registration begins on Monday, July 31st , 2017 Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Open registration begins on Monday, July 31st , 2017 Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Open registration begins on Monday, July 31st , 2017 Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Open registration begins on Monday, July 31st , 2017 Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Open registration begins on Monday, July 31st , 2017 Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Open registration begins on Monday, July 31st , 2017 Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Open registration begins on Monday, July 31st , 2017 Click here to sign up for Orientation.

Classes begin Monday, August 23rd, 2017. For more information call 754-321-5100 or click here to request information.

Atlantic Technical College

Job Outlook in the Ft. Lauderdale area:

  • Demand for Medical Records Technicians is expected to grow about 13%* between 2015 and 2023
  • Entry level wages for are about $12/hour**. Actual wages vary according to education, experience and certifications.
    * Bureau of Labor Statistics
    **The FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity

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Medical Coder/Biller


Program Length:
1110 hours/approx. 10 months – full time

Schedule:
M-F        7:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Course Content:
Students are taught the skills and knowledge necessary for employment as entry-level coder/billers. The main role of a medical coder/biller is to review patient medical records and assign codes to diagnoses and procedures performed by healthcare providers so that the treating medical facility can bill insurance companies for reimbursement.  The medical coder/biller is responsible for the accurate flow of medical information and patient data between physicians, patients and third-party payers.  Most medical coder/billers work on-site in hospitals, clinics, physician offices and for insurance companies.  With the introduction of the electronic health record (EHR), experienced medical coders may have opportunities to work from home.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Blood Borne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
  • Coding Skills
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer Literacy & Keyboarding Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Health Information Technology
  • HIPPA, Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Knowledge of the Health Care Delivery System
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Errors
  • Medical Record Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Safety and Security Procedures
  • Wellness & Disease Concepts

IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING REGISTRATION:

  • Registration processes for Health Science classes vary by program. For information specific to the Medical Coder/Biller program, please e-mail the counselor at Nancy.Bussell@browardschools.com
  • Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must attend a Health Science program orientation on campus.  At that time, information about the required Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per The Joint Commission, will be fully explained. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact the program counselor for specific information.

Industry Certification Exam & State Credential:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.

College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Credit:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College or the Florida College System.   Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.

To get started in the Medical Coder Program, sign up today for a program orientation!

Get Started on your Career Plan Today!

Step 1⇒ Attend a Program Orientation

Step 2  Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education or meet exemption criteria

  • See your counselor/advisor for details on test exemption criteria.
  • Accommodations for testing are available to qualified individuals.
  • Visit the Office of Disability Services for details before testing.

Step 3  Meet with your counselor/advisor

  • Receive test results
  • Discuss technical or academic program placement
  • Special needs
  • Financial aid
  • Registration procedures

Step 4  Registration and Enrollment

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