Medical Coding and Billing

Next class starts: March 4, 2024

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU and USU. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Campus - Building A
Provo Campus

90%

Completion Rate

73%

Placement Rate

The Medical Coding and Billing program provides students with the technical skills and knowledge for an entry-level position in a health care setting through competency-based education. All students in the Medical Coding and Billing program study medical terminology, anatomy, laws and ethics, standard medical billing and coding methods, medical coding software, and functions of the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Students develop administrative office skills, receive hands-on experience using a Medical EHR system to schedule, manage patient accounts, and enter patient documentation.

The program prepares students to work as entry-level Medical Coder and/or Biller in a medical office, clinic, or hospital. In addition, medical coding and billing specialists examine how to code diagnoses and procedures performed or identified by a physician. Students also explore how to process health insurance claims, examine coverage issues, and processes for billing and collections.

Medical billing and coding specialists prepare to take the National Certified Professional Coding (CPC) examination through American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). There are other medical coding certification exams available including Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Certified Medical Coder (CMC) offered by the Practice Management Institute (PMI).

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.

Adults and high school seniors. High school students must be age 16 or older.

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.

  • Satisfy Entrance Requirements with Testing Center.
  • Students enrolling in this program must meet with the Program Coordinator prior to registration. High School students should bring a parent. For an appointment please email emily.haskell@mtec.edu
  • High school students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
  • Basic computer and digital literacy skills required.
SECTIONCAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
March 2024Lehi Main Campus2173/4/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
April 2024Lehi Main Campus2174/6/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
May 2024Lehi Main Campus2175/6/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
June 2024Lehi Main Campus2176/3/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements7:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus21711:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Lehi Main Campus2176:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA1097:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Provo CampusA10911:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th; F-Hybrid
Schedule Notes: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. All Hybrid assignments must be completed and submitted by 7:30 am on the following Monday for credit, otherwise the student will receive an absence.
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Total hours: 900

Course Descriptions
 
Total Cost of Optional Materials $0.00
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsTuition ($120/credit)Course FeesIndustry Exam Fees
Introduction to Medical Coding and Billing301$120.00$650.00
Medical Insurance Billing I602$240.00$0.00
Medical Insurance Billing II903$360.00$0.00
Medical Office Software602$240.00$0.00
Communication for Healthcare Professionals602$240.00$0.00
Medical Terminology and Anatomy I903$360.00$73.00
Medical Terminology and Anatomy II903$360.00$0.00
Coding I903$360.00$115.00
Coding II903$360.00$260.00
Coding III903$360.00$0.00
Coding IV903$360.00$0.00
Coding Certification Exam Prep602$240.00$499.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.
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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$3,600.00
Application Fee: $0.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Total Course Fees:$1,098.00
Required Materials:$0.00
Industry Exam Fee:$499.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above. Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.
Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Online (internet) connectivity for at home learning1 This program is a hybrid program and requires online learning as well as virtual attendance each Friday. Access to a internet connectivity is required. $0.00
Fordney’s Medical Insurance Bundle 16th Edition1978-0-32379-535-7Included in Course Fees
SimChart for the Medical Office: Learning the Medical Office Workflow – 2022 Edition1978-0-32388-349-8
ICD-10 CM Expert Textbook12024 Edition or 2025 Edition
CPT Professional Textbook12024 Edition or 2025 Edition
HCPCS Expert Textbook12024 Edition or 2025 Edition
Step by Step Medical Coding 2023 Bundle1978-0-323-87412-0
Medical Terminology & Anatomy for Coding; 4th Edition1978-0-32370-236-0
Pocket Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Edition1978-1-7196-4295-8
Therapeutic Communication for Health Care Professionals – 5th ed1978-1-305-57461-8
3×5 Index Cards1
Headphones1
Durable 1″ Index Tabs for Coding Manuals2
Highlighters: Yellow + another color2
Notebook, 1 subject college ruled paper1
Red Pen1
Mechanical Pencil1
Black Pen1
Flash Drive 8gb1
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  • MTECH Program Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing
  • Students are prepared to take the national certification exam offered by the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)

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 counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

Both positions and responsibilities overlap and are crucial to the success of a practice for proper coding of patient encounters and that correct payment is received for services provided.

A completed course of study for Medical Coding and National Certification of the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) from the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders).

Attention to detail, good problem-solving and critical analyzing skills. In-depth knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy. Organization, time management and good communication skills.

Program length
1 year
Total cost
$5,237
Lehi Campus - Building A
Provo Campus
Program length
1 yr
Total cost
$5,237
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Course Descriptions

Introduction to Medical Coding & Billing
The Introduction to Medical Coding and Billing course starts with a new student orientation and an outline of the Medical Coding and Billing course and program policies. Students complete assignments in Word and Excel that are essential for the workplace. Students create a cover letter and current resume.
Medical Insurance Billing I
The Medical Insurance Billing I course is designed to provide the student with advanced skills necessary to perform and understand current processes regarding medical billing and collection concepts, regulations and guidelines.
Medical Insurance Billing II
The Medical Insurance Billing II course is designed to provide the student with advanced skills necessary to perform and understand current processes regarding medical billing and collection concepts, regulations and guidelines. After successful completion of Medical Billing and Collections I and II the student will be able to apply correct billing concepts and demonstrate understanding of the medical claim life cycle.
Medical Office Software
The Medical Office Software course is designed to provide the student with hands on experience using practice management software comparable to the software used in medical offices today and basic knowledge of electronic health records (EHR).
Communication for Healthcare Professionals
This course is designed to provide the student with successful therapeutic communication skills that are necessary in a healthcare setting.
Medical Terminology and Anatomy I
This course will introduce students to important word parts such as roots, prefixes and suffixes that provide a foundation for learning medical terms. This course is organized by body systems and begins with an overview of terminology associated with the body's structures and functions, continues through diseases and disorders, and ends with diagnostic procedures, treatments and Pharmacology. Medical Terminology and Anatomy I covers the Integumentary, Muscular, Skeletal, Digestive, Urinary and Reproductive Systems.
Medical Terminology and Anatomy II
This course is a continuation of Terminology & Anatomy I. The course is organized by body systems and begins with an overview of terminology associated with the body's structures and functions, continues through diseases and disorders, and ends with diagnostic procedures and treatments including Pharmacology. Medical Terminology and Anatomy II covers Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Endocrine and Nervous Systems.
Coding I
The Coding I course is designed to introduce students to the business side of medicine in the outpatient setting and provide the student with the skill and knowledge necessary to analyze and extract key information from the medical record to assign ICD-10-CM codes. This course also covers a detailed explanation of ICD-10-CM coding guidelines.
Coding II
The Coding II course is a continuation of Coding I. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills essential to evaluate and extract significant information from the medical record and to assign the correct CPT, HCPCS, modifiers and diagnostic codes to the medical claim. This course also covers a detailed explanation of CPT coding concepts and guidelines.
Coding III
The Coding III course is a continuation of Coding II. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills essential to evaluate and extract significant information from the medical record and to assign the correct CPT, HCPCS, Modifiers and diagnostic codes to the medical claim. This course also covers a detailed explanation of CPT coding concepts and guidelines.
Coding IV
The Coding IV course is a continuation of Coding III. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills essential to evaluate and extract significant information from the medical record and to assign the correct CPT, HCPCS, Modifiers, and diagnostic codes to the medical claim. This course also covers a detailed explanation of CPT coding concepts and guidelines.
Coding Certification Exam Prep
The Coding Certification Exam Prep course prepares students to sit for a national coding certification. This comprehensive course covers all of the necessary information and skills required to pass the exam and become a certified medical coder. The course also includes practical exercises and mock exams to help students develop the coding skills and confidence needed to pass the exam.
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