Introduction to the Medical Information Coder/Biller Certificate (CCC) Program

The Medical Information Coder/Biller program provides students with the technical skills necessary to code medical diagnoses, procedures and services provided for reimbursement in a wide variety of settings including hospital, outpatient, ambulatory surgery centers, clinics and physician offices. Upon completion of the program graduates will be eligible to sit for the national credentialing examination for the Certified Coding Assistant (CCA) credential offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA; www.AHIMA.org). Upon completion of the program graduates will have the option to progress towards a two-year Associate in Science (AS) degree in Health Information Technology to become  Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).

Each student enrolled in the Medical Information Coder/Biller Certificate program must provide documentation of a CPR Health Care Provider Card and/or certificate or letter stating attendance in an AIDS/OSHA/Domestic Violence Workshop or course to the HIM program director or Allied Health Department Head located at the Warrington Campus.

Is This For You?

People in this career usually have clerical and arithmetic abilities, prefer to work indoors, and like to organize things. They may be described as curious, cooperative, and efficient. If you are organized, and enjoy working with data, numbers, and people, in the health care industry, this career may suit you

Beyond Graduation . . .

Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the national credentialing examination for the Certified Coding Assistant (CCA) credential offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Upon completion of the program the student will have the option to progress towards a two-year Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Health Information Management at Pensacola State College to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Related Career Opportunities

Primary Employers

Graduates from the Medical Information Coder/Biller program work in hospitals, outpatient care facilities, psychiatric facilities, doctors’ offices, insurance companies, and surgery centers.

Occupations

Medical Information Coders/Billers
The Medical Information Coder/Biller program provides the student with the technical skills necessary to code medical diagnosis, procedures, and services provided for reimbursement in a wide variety of settings including hospital outpatient, ambulatory surgery centers, clinics and physician offices.

Other Occupations

Health Information Coder
Health Record File Clerk
Information Release Clerk
Medical Records Clerk
Medical Records Data Entry Clerk



Employment Trends

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Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2015 Cur. Openings
209
2023 Prj. Openings
247
Est. Annual Openings
10.1
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$31,869.74
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2015 Cur. Openings
91
2023 Prj. Openings
103
Est. Annual Openings
3.9
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$32,349.46
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2015 Cur. Openings
9491
2023 Prj. Openings
11159
Est. Annual Openings
455.4
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$35,916.03


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