Avg. starting salary
Medical Coders play a significant part of the healthcare system. Medical Coders review medical documentation for services provided to patients and use various classification systems to code encounters for insurance reimbursement purposes. They work regularly with physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure accuracy in both service and diagnosis codes.
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 current ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding manuals for professional services. Coursework will include knowledge of medical, legal and ethical responsibilities, as well as anatomy and medical terminology. This program will open opportunities for you 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: 720 hours
*Total includes tuition, fees, materials, and optional materials.
|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; ISBN: 9780323792745|
|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)|
|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.
Medical Coders review patient encounters and properly extract codes that accurately reflect the services provided. The codes can include codes for office visits, hospital stays, and tests such as lab work or procedures. Coders use standardized codes from CPT, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS guidelines.
Medical Coders can work in a variety of office and hospital settings, for insurance companies or third-party coding services.
Attention to detail, good problem-solving and critical thinking skills. In-depth knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy. Organization, time management and good communication skills. Basic math, bookkeeping and accounting skills.