Medical Coding and Billing

A medical coder is a member of the health information service team. The coding professional uses a classification system to assign code numbers and letters to each symptom, diagnosis, disease, procedure, and operation that appears in the patient's chart. These codes are used for insurance reimbursement, research, health planning analysis, and to make clinical decisions. A high degree of accuracy and a working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology are important skills for these professionals. For more information about Medical Coding contact Donna Marchesani, CPC, CPCO at (813) 253-7650 or dmarchesani@hccfl.edu .

Career options include:
Outpatient Coder
Reimbursement Specialist
Coding Abstracting Analyst
Insurance Claim Analyst
Physician's Office/Clinic Coder
Claims Examiner
Work From Home Opportunities

Visit our Advising Guide webpage for current requirements for these programs.