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Medical Coder/Biller

Lively’s Medical Coder/Biller program prepares individuals for an entry-level employment opportunity in a variety of medical settings as a medical coder/biller. As the healthcare industry continues to grow, healthcare providers need qualified, detail-oriented professionals to help manage medical records and process payments. The current demand for certified medical billing and coding technologists is on the rise. In the Medical Coder/Biller certificate program at Lively Technical College, you will be prepared to become an essential part of a healthcare team.

Program Overview

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

Employment Opportunities

  • Entry level medical coder/biller
  • Medical record coder
  • Coding technician
  • Coding Clerks
  • Medical coder/biller

Industry Certifications

Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice (CPC-A)

Certified Outpatient Coder Apprentice (COC-A)

What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare organizations and health occupations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and use interpersonal skills effectively.
  • Explore health informatics as an allied health profession.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health data concepts.
  • Identify the functions of a health record.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Health Information Technology.
  • Discuss classification systems, clinical vocabularies and terminologies.
  • Evaluate ethical issues in Health Information Professions.
  • Demonstrate compliance with laws, regulations, and standards that impact healthcare.
  • Apply policies, regulations, and standards to the management of information associated with treatment, payment, and operations (TPO).
  • Demonstrate computer knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the application of medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of disease process in relationship to the human body, including pharmacology.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICD and HCPCS/CPT coding systems, both manual and automated.
  • Perform coding complexities proficiently.
  • Explain the significance of health information services as it relates to the medical coder/biller.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior of a medical coder/biller.
  • Perform healthcare revenue cycle management processes.

Program Requirements

Medical Coder/Biller · · Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A HIM0009 Introduction to Health Information Technology 90 29-2099
B HIM0091 Medical Coder/Biller I 350 29-2071
HIM0092 Medical Coder/Biller II 350
HIM0093 Medical Coder/Biller III 320

Program Costs

$3,241.20 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 1110 hours)
$393.63 Bookstore
$225.00 Registration Fee ($75.00 per semester)
$45.00 Facility Usage Fee
$150.00 Lab Fee ($50.00 per semester)
$60.00 Liability Insurance ($20.00 per semester)
Total Costs $4,114.83

Program Instructors

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Occupational Advisory Committee

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