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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.
- 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)
- UVU Articulation Agreement – Completing this program, students are eligible to participate in an articulation agreement with Utah Valley University. Hours and certifications can be applied towards an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Technology at Utah Valley University (UVU). Learn more+
- Gainful employment Data
- Students enrolling in an Open Entry/Open Exit program must meet with the MTech Career and Guidance Counselor. To schedule an appointment please visit mtec.edu/counseling
- Registration is available to Adults Only.
- Students must have a high school diploma or GED
|Session||Location||Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Session 1||Lehi Campus Room 217||OE/OE||OE/OE||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-TH|
|Session 2||Lehi Campus Room 217||OE/OE||OE/OE||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-TH|
|Session 3||Spanish Fork Campus Room 206||OE/OE||OE/OE||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-TH|
Open Entry/Open Exit Schedule
The schedule for this course is offered as an Open Entry/Open Exit. Register by selecting from one of the available sessions. You will start on the next available OE/OE Start Date. You can find the next available OE/OE Start Date by checking the College Calendar.
- Self Paced means you may need more time to work with one concept, while needing less time with another. OE/OE allows you to choose how much time to spend on a particular concept and where to focus your attention. You are allowed to pick how quickly or slowly you complete your course, as long as you finish on or before your program hours run out.
- Open Entry means that you can register for any OE/OE program on any OE/OE Open Registration date. Generally those date are the first and third Mondays of the month. However, there are exceptions. Please check the MTECH Calendar for exact OE/OE dates.
- Open Exit means that you may complete a course sooner than the end of the total OE/OE hours for this program.
Due to the flexibility of this schedule, many students have an issue at first with effectively managing their time taking OE/OE classes. There are no regularly schedule assignments and lectures, which can make it more difficult to keep on task, using your own motivation. Students are used to having regular deadlines in place for assignments, and will have to be self-motivated to complete their coursework in a timely manner.
Each instructor will give students a syllabus at orientation that will include suggested due dates to assist them with managing their time. We have found time and time again that students who are regularly turning in coursework are more successful in their course than students who don’t submit work regularly or procrastinate.
|Application Fee||$0.00||There is no cost to apply.|
|Tuition||$2,200.00||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|
Financial Aid Eligible:Yes.
Get started by visiting the Office of Financial Aid
Psychology Book (choose one) $10.00 Last Lecture, Long Walk
Myndology Flashcards ($1.50 Small 3 sets of 100 cards each required)
Myndology Flashcards – ($2.50 Large 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
2″ Three Ring Binder $4.00
Simple Calculator $6.00
Red Pen $2.00
Mechanical Pencil $2.00
Black Pen $2.00
Flashdrive 8gb $6.00
|Step by Step 2017 Edition||$393.00||Step by Step 2017 Coding Book Bundle includes: Step by Step 2017, CPT, ICD 10 Expert 2017, HCPCS 2017 Level 2|
|Medical Terminology & Anatomy; 3rd Ed||$86.00||9780323427951|
|Understanding Health Insurance/Paperless Medical Office for Billers and Coder||$203.00||978-1-337-49671-1|
|Pocket Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Ed||$34.00||978-0-8036-3281-3|
|ICD-9 Supplement||$17.00||ICD-9 Supplement CM 2015 workbook|
|AAPC Membership||$140.00||Required to take exam. Students must have current year coding manuals to sit for the national exam|
|National Exam (AAPC-CPC)||$350.00|
- Information, including but not limited to, times, dates, locations, tuition, fees, prerequisites, etc. are subject to change without notice. It is the viewer's responsibility to verify the timeliness and accuracy of this information prior to enrollment.
- Classes not meeting the minimum enrollment may be cancelled or rescheduled. Minimum enrollment requirements vary per program.
- MTECH provides training for students to prepare to take and/or receive MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications. MTECH does not guarantee MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications upon completion of MTECH Programs. State/national licensure or industry certifications are required for employment in some occupations and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain them. In order to receive an MTECH certificate students must demonstrate all competencies.
- Financial Aid availability may be based on program locations and/or scheduling requirements.
- Programs at the MTECH are based on CLOCK HOURS. Clock hours are actual hours and not credit hours.
- If your program is OE/OE, you can easily calculate the time it takes to complete a program (your targeted completion date) by taking the total hours of the program and dividing it by the number of hours per day you meet. This will give you how many days it should take. You can then plot this on a calendar,excluding weekends and holidays.
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