Medical Coder/Biller Program ImageThe healthcare industry needs knowledgeable medical coders

Certified and knowledgeable medical coders are in high demand because of the required transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 diagnosis codes in the United States.

Train for a rewarding career in healthcare

NFCC’s Medical Coder/Biller Certificate Program (PSAV Certificate) prepares students to enter the workforce as trained medical coding and billing professionals.

Medical billing and coding professionals specialize in coding patients’ medical information for billing purposes in a variety of settings such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, medical clinics, nursing homes and insurance companies.

Students are introduced to anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, International Classifications of Diseases (ICD-10), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and reimbursement methodologies.

National Level Certification

NFCC’s Biller/Coder Certificate Program prepares students for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA®) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Once the credential is acquired, students can enter the healthcare profession as a certified coder. The CCA® credential distinguishes coders by exhibiting commitment and demonstrating coding competencies across all settings.

Complete Training in One Year

  • Learn Health Information Technology Basics
  • Become Proficient in ICD-10 & CPT Coding Systems
  • Learn How to Complete, Submit, Renew and Resubmit Claims for Payment
  • Prepare to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA®) exam
  • Internship opportunities may be available for eligible students

Application Periods

New Student Applications Accepted Twice a Year

  • Fall Term: March 1-June 1; classes begin in August
  • Spring Term: August 1-December 10; classes begin in January

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Program Details

Program Courses

  • HIM 0009 Introduction to Health Information Technology (90 hours)
    An introductory course to the Health Information Management profession and the Health Care Delivery System.

  • HIM 0091 Medical Coder/Biller I (350 hours)
    Introduces the student to Anatomy and Physiology and Medical terminology.

  • HIM 0092 Medical Coder/Biller II (350 hours)
    Introduces students to ICD-10 (diagnostic) and CPT (procedural) coding systems.

  • HIM0093 Medical Coder/Biller III (320 hours)
    Introduces students to Ethical and Legal principles of coding and submitting medical claims.

  • INTERNSHIP: Eligible students will receive the opportunity to intern for up to 60 hours at a chosen healthcare facility to receive hands-on experience.

Program Costs and Financial Aid Opportunities

  • Program requirements and costs may change depending upon criteria established by the Florida Department of Education. Contact the program coordinator for most current information.
  • The program meets federal financial standards. Please contact NFCC Financial Aid at 850-973-1621 or for more information on financial aid opportunities.
  • The NFCC Foundation, Inc. offers scholarship opportunities to eligible students. Contact the NFCC Foundation at 850-973-9423 or for more information.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Students seeking admission into this program should contact the program instructor, Takiyah Mitchell at 850-973-9478 or in order to obtain a program application packet. Application packets can also be obtained by contacting Rachel Bunting, NFCC Career and Technical Education Specialist, at 850-973-9454 or Students must submit an application packet prior to admission.

  2. Submit an application for college admission with payment of the $20 non-refundable fee to the NFCC Office of Admissions.

  3. Have a high school diploma or GED. Submit final, official, sealed transcripts from student’s high school/GED and all previously or currently enrolled colleges to the NFCC Office of Admissions.

  4. Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within the first six (6) weeks of admission into the program and achieve the required minimum scores of Reading 11.0, Language 11.0, and combined Mathematics 9 prior to program completion. A $10 fee is required to be paid at the time of testing. Exemptions from TABE exit requirements based on successful completion of college coursework or demonstrated readiness for public postsecondary education will be evaluated by the Office of Enrollment Services and the program advisor. Students not meeting basic skills requirements may not be awarded a certificate of completion. See program advisor for more details.

  5. Students eligible for internships are required to complete and clear a Level II background screening as well as clear a 10-panal drug screen at the student’s expense. Some clinical agencies may require additional documentation including immunization records and a general physical. All documentation required by the clinical site will be provided by the student at the student’s expense. Internships are available to select students, however, participation is not required for program completion.

Admission, program and degree requirements are subject to change. Contact the NFCC Medical Coder/Biller Certificate Program coordinator or NFCC Admissions for the most current information.