Medical records and health information technicians 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 health care professionals. They meet with these workers to clarify 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.
Certificates and Licensures
- MTECH Medical Billing and Coding Program Certificate
- CPR/First Aid Certification
- Preparation for National Coding Certification through the AAPC
Registration Eligibility: Adults only.
Registration Availability: This program runs on an Open Entry/Open Exit schedule. Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Students usually start the following Monday. Call 801-753-6282 for seat availability. OE/OE Registration and Start dates can be found on the MTECH Calendar.
Program Length: 645 hours. This works out to be approximately 215 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.
Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.
Locations: MTECH Lehi Main and Spanish Fork Campuses
Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance. +Learn More
MTECH Counselor: Students enrolling in this program must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. High School students are encouraged to be accompanied by a parent. To schedule an appointment please visit mtec.edu/counseling.
Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class. To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.
This program requires at least one year of medical front office experience and a letter of recommendation from a physician or medical office manager. This recommendation must include the number of years of experience the individual has in the medical field.
|Session||Location||Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Open||Lehi Rm 217||Open||Open||7:30 am||10:30 am||M-Th|
|Open||Lehi Rm 217||Open||Open||11:30 am||2:30 pm||M-Th|
|Open||Lehi Rm 217||Open||Open||6:00 pm||8:30 pm||M-Th|
|Open||Spanish Fork Rm 206||Open||Open||7:30 am||10:30 am||M-Th|
This is a Hybrid Program. Students attend Monday-Thursday during registered class time. On Fridays, students work online
Tuition and Fees
|Program Fees||$955.00||Includes facilities fee, AAPC Membership (required for exam) and two National Exam attempts (AAPC-CPC) included in Program Fees. Students must have current year coding manuals to sit for the national exam|
|total:||$2,285.00||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|