The Medical Information Coder/Biller Program is a 3 semester college certificate program. This certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment as a medical coder/biller in ambulatory, physician office, and hospital outpatient settings. The medical information coder/biller is responsible for translating diagnostic and procedural narrative from the medical record into alphanumeric codes. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the AS degree in Health Information Technology. Graduates are eligible to take applicable credentialing examinations.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in verbal and written tasks in a health
care office environment
2. Accurately code and bill in an outpatient setting by analyzing medical data, including problem solving complex medical data scenarios with a high degree of accuracy.
3. Identify and evaluate information in the electronic medical record by effectively navigating the system.
4. Function as a valuable member of a quality healthcare team.
Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.
Please note that HSC 1531 (Medical Terminology) is a prerequisite to the program, if you are interested in entering the program it must be completed prior to being considered for program entry. You may also take ENC 1101 (College Composition I) and BSC 1020 (Human Biology) prior to or along with the program. All program specific courses are held on the Daytona Beach Campus.
Questions? Please contact Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor at (386)-506-3052 Melissa.Brown@DaytonaState.edu or Linda Moss, Assistant Chair/Program Manager HIT Program at (386)-506-3756 Linda.Moss@DaytonaState.edu