Atlanta Medical Billing and Coding Schools
Medical billing and coding professionals, also known as health information technicians, are in charge of coding and organizing patient information for billing and insurance purposes. This article features one public school within five miles of downtown Atlanta. At the beginning of the article is a table showing school size and tuition.
- Atlanta Technical College is located 3 miles from downtown Atlanta and offers an associate's degree in health information technology.
The featured school is a two-year technical college. This table shows tuition and enrollment data as well as school attributes.
|Atlanta Technical College|
|School Type||2-year; public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||4,098*|
|Campus Setting||Large city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$2,816 in-state, $4,952 out-of-state*|
|Percent of First Year Student's Receiving Financial aid (2017)||94%*|
|Retention Rate (2017)||58% full time students; 42% part time students*|
|Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in 2014)||44%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator.
Atlanta Technical College
This school offers vocational associate's degree and certificate programs to nearly 4,100 students each year. Students who wish to find employment in the medical billing and coding field can pursue an associate's degree in health information management technology. A health information coding diploma is available as well.
Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management Technology
Students enrolled in this program learn the basic procedures for collecting and organizing patient information. Specific technical courses cover anatomy and physiology, healthcare statistics, coding and pharmacotherapy. General education courses are also required. Many students in the program go on to take the American Health Information Management Association's Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam and secure employment within one year of graduation. The RHIT credential is not required but may be preferred by employers in the field.