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Medical Coder/Biller

This program prepares students for employment in a variety of healthcare settings as an entry level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, or coding clerk. The content includes medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding systems, fundamentals of disease process including pharmacology, healthcare delivery systems, basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities, safety/security procedures, basic data processing, and employability skills. The program consists of lecture, laboratory and a virtual practicum experience.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates earning the Medical Coder/Biller certificate are able to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), and/or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exams and seek employment with a hospital, outpatient surgery center, clinic, physician’s office or government agency. Some can even work from home.

Getting Started

Selection for the Medical Coder/Biller program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Review the Medical Coder/Biller Application Book and Program Expenses page before applying.

For more information, contact:
DeVonica Vaught, Program Director
dvaught@irsc.edu

Applying to the Medical Coder/Biller Program

The application for the Summer 2023 program will be accepted after March 1, 2023. The deadline to apply is April 21, 2023.

To begin the application process:

  1. Read the Medical Coder/Biller Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the IRSC Health Science Application for the Medical Coder/Biller program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)

Apply Here

Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.

Licensure Requirements

Indian River State College offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure in the state of Florida.  Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. Student eligibility to apply to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam includes possession of a valid form of identification. Please visit the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) website to ensure your eligibility.

If you are a student who may choose to reside outside of Florida or one of the compact states after graduation, IRSC cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure/certification in your state. Some states have requirements in addition to the program’s curriculum.  If you wish to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam in another state, contact the department of management systems in the state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements.

Completion of the Medical/Coder Biller requirements makes you eligible to apply to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA)  exam in Florida.

Additional Program Information

HOSA

This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.

Technical (College Credit) Certificates

Earn valuable Technical (College Credit) Certificates at the same time you’re completing an A.S. Degree — get double the value and additional credentials by completing these blocks of courses. For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

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