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. Students will study medical terminology, anatomy, laws and ethics, standard medical coding and billing methods, and medical coding software. Students will develop administrative office skills and receive hand-on experience using a Medical EHR system to schedule, manage patient accounts, and enter patient documentation. The program prepares students as an entry-level Medical Coder and/or Biller. In addition, medical coding and billing specialists will examine how to code diagnoses and procedures performed or identified by a physician. Students will also explore how to process health insurance claims, examine coverage issues, and administer processes for billing and collections. Medical coding and billing specialists will prepare to take the AAPC Certified Professional Coders Exam (CPC Exam) to become certified as a coder.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate

$3,600

Includes: Tuition (@ 900 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate

$158

Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Digital Book Access Fee: $78
  • Scrubs/Uniform: $40
  • Licensure: +$768 — NOT required for graduation, but needed to work in Utah
Certificate Processing Fee

$18

Paid upon program completion

Financial Aid

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Medical Coding and Billing
Classroom Hours
Mon

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

Tue

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

Wed

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

Thu

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

Fri

8am-11am

12pm-3pm

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students who complete the placement assessments as noted below.

NOTE: Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record will negatively impact chances of completing the program and obtaining employment in a health care setting. See instructor for more information. For your personal protection, all immunizations should be up-to-date.


Placement Assessment Requirements

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. You may upload documentation in your application under the Assessment section.

READING REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 250 - 300
Alternate Documentation
MATH REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
PREPARATION AND STUDY
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Medical Coding and Billing program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

  • Weber State University
  • Utah State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Ensign Business College
  • Utah Tech University

Outcomes

Program Faculty

  • FT Tanya Jordan
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • 801-593-2480
  • PT Barbara Herrera
  • PT Kimberlee Andrews
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.