Students who complete the Certificate in Medical Insurance Coder/Biller will be prepared to take the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam.
Medical Insurance Coder/Biller is a selective certificate program. Specific requirements must be met in order to enter this program. For additional information contact the Health Information Technology Department at 505-566-3597 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of students will be admitted each fall and spring semester. Acceptance to the college does not constitute nor guarantee admission to the Medical Insurance Coder/Biller program. Taking prerequisite courses for the Medical Insurance Coder/Biller program does not guarantee admission to the program; enrollment is limited.
All courses are offered online only. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet (DSL or cable recommended). Once admitted to the program, all coursework for the certificate program must be completed within 2 years. Students must complete each course in the curriculum with a ‘C’ or better and maintain an overall minimum GPA of 2.75. Courses may be repeated once, for a total of two attempts. All HITP coursework must be current within 5 years at the time of graduation. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the student being dropped from the program.
- All prerequisite courses completed. Must earn a ‘C’ or higher.
- Achieved a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.75.
- Apply to San Juan College if not a San Juan College student and complete enrollment process as a San Juan College student.
- Submitted a completed Medical Insurance Coder/Biller program application. A new application is required if reapplying. Applications do not roll from term to term.
- Complete the program application online.
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The online application must be completed and submitted prior to these deadlines. The application can be found at https://www.sanjuancollege.edu/health-science/health-information-technology/medical-coder-biller-application/.
Students who are admitted to the program will be contacted by the HIT Office. Students must meet in person or via telephone or email with a program advisor to develop a program plan. The program advisor will also assist students with registration for classes. Students who are not admitted to the program will be sent a letter from the HIT Office. Students may reapply the following semester; however, in order to be reconsidered for admission a new application must be submitted. It is recommended that you speak to the HIT program director prior to reapplying.