Medical Billers and Coders organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. They work regularly with physicians and other healthcare professionals. They meet with these workers to clarify a diagnosis or to get additional information to make sure that records are complete and accurate.
The need for qualified medical coders has greatly increased due to demand for health care services and the tightening of government guidelines related to health care coverage, patient services, and reimbursement processes. This program will train students to properly locate, document, and validate appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes using the current ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding manuals for professional services. Proper billing, insurance claim preparation, and reimbursement policies will be taught as part of this program. Students will also gain knowledge of medical, legal and ethical responsibilities, as well as anatomy and medical terminology. Students completing this program will be able to apply for employment opportunities in doctor’s offices, clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, labs, public health facilities and insurance agencies.
Students will be prepared to test for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Students that successfully pass the examinations will be nationally certified as medical coders with the AAPC.
Adults and high school seniors only.
Registration is open on the last Monday of each month. Students usually start the first Monday of the following month. To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal and check seat availability or call Student Services at 801-753-6282.
|SECTION||LOCATION||ROOM||START DATE||END DATE||START TIME||END TIME||DAYS|
|Morning||Lehi||217||Monthly||Open Exit||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-TH|
|Afternoon||Lehi||217||Monthly||Open Exit||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-TH|
|Evening||Lehi||217||Monthly||Open Exit||6:00 PM||9:00 PM||M-TH|
|Morning||Provo||109||Monthly||Open Exit||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-TH|
|Afternoon||Provo||109||Monthly||Open Exit||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-TH|
*This program is a HYBRID program. Students attend class Monday through Thursday at their registered time. On Friday, students will be assigned a HYBRID assignment to complete outside of class.
Program Hours: 1323 hours
*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials.
|Fordney’s Medical Insurance Bundle||$160.00||textbook and workbook ISBN: 9780323594400; 9780323594417|
|SimChart for the Medical Office: Learning the Medical Office Workflow – 2019 Edition; 1st Edition||$115.00||Paperback; ISBN: 9780323641975|
|Medical Coding Book Bundle||$228.00||Coding Book Bundle includes: ICD-10 CM Expert, CPT Professional, HCPCS Expert|
|Step by Step 2021||$125.00||Step by Step 2021|
|Medical Terminology & Anatomy; 3rd Edition||$86.00||978-0-323-42795-2|
|Pocket Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Edition||$34.00||978-0-8036-3281-3|
|ICD-9 Supplement||$12.00||ICD-9 Supplement CM 2015 workbook|
|Myndology Flashcards – small||$2.00||6-05875-66447-2 (3 sets of 100 cards each required)|
|Myndology Flashcards – Large||$3.00||6-05875-15144-6 (5 sets of 100 cards each required)|
|Psychology Book (choose one)||$10.00||Last Lecture,Shattered Silence, The Stanger Beside Me|
|Durable Index Tabs for Coding Manuals||$4.00||2 sets required|
|Highlighters||$4.00||need 2 different colors|
|Flash Drive 8gb||$6.00|
|Access to a personal computing device and internet connectivity||n/a||This program is a hybrid program and requires online learning. Access to a personal computing device and internet connectivity is required for online learning|
At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic and career counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.
Both positions and responsibilities overlap and are crucial to the success of a practice for proper coding of patient encounters and that correct payment is received for services provided.
A completed course of study for Medical Coding and National Certification of the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) from the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders).
Attention to detail, good problem-solving and critical analyzing skills. In-depth knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy. Organization, time management and good communication skills.