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 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.
Certificates and Licensures
- MTECH Medical Billing and Coding Program Certificate
- CPR/First Aid Certification
- Preparation for National Coding Certification through the AAPC (not included with tuition and not required for completion)
Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school students who are age 16 and older and at least a junior in high school.
Registration Availability: Registration is open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Students usually start the following Monday. To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal or call Student Services at 801-753-6282.
Program Length: 1323 hours or approximately 16-20 months.
Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.
Locations: MTECH Lehi Main Campus
Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance. +Learn More
Articulation Agreements: Secondary Medical Terminology = 61 hours Medical Terminology Secondary Medical Anatomy & Physiology = 231 hours Medical Anatomy student must produce secondary Skills Certificate of Completion (80% or above).
High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
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.
|Session||Location||Room||Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Open||Lehi||217||Open||Open||7:30 am||10:30 am||M-Th|
|Open||Lehi||217||Open||Open||11:30 am||2:30 pm||M-Th|
|Open||Lehi||217||Open||Open||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||M-Th|
|Open||Provo||TBD||Open||Open||7:30 am||10:30 am||M-Th|
|Open||Provo||TBD||Open||Open||11:30 am||2:30 pm||M-Th|
** Note: This is a Hybrid Program. Students attend Monday-Thursday during registered class time. On Fridays, students work online. Provo Campus Anticipated Start Date is 1/19/2021.
Tuition and Fees
|Program Fees||$950.00||Includes 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:||$3,818.30||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|