Medical billers 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, insurance companies, patients, and other health care professionals
The need for qualified medical billers 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 bill insurance claims, reimbursement policies, insurance guidelines, customer service, and account receivable. 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.
Certificates and Licensures
- MTECH Program Certificate in Medical Billing
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 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.
Program Length: 645 hours or approximately 9-11 months.
Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.
Locations: MTECH Lehi Main Campus.
Financial Aid Eligible: This program is approved for Financial Aid. +Learn More
Articulation Agreements: Secondary Medical Terminology = 61 hours Medical Terminology. 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 are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
Basic computer and digital literacy skills required.
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||OE/OE||OE/OE||7:30 am||10:30 am||M-Th|
|Open||Lehi||217||OE/OE||OE/OE||11:30 am||2:30 pm||M-Th|
|Open||Lehi||217||OE/OE||OE/OE||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||M-Th|
** Note: This is a Hybrid Program. Students attend Monday-Thursday during registered class time. On Fridays, students work online.
Tuition and Fees
|total:||$1,694.50||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|
Materials and Supplies
|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: 9780323756631|
|Psychology book (choose one):
Last Lecture, Long Walk, A Serial Killer's Daughter
|$10.00||Paperback; ISBN: 9780323756631|
|Durable Index Tabs for Coding Manuals||$4.00||2 sets required|
|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)|
|2" Three Ring Binder||$4.00|
|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|
|TOTAL||$2,047.50||Includes Tuition and Fees amount|