Medical Coding and Billing - Certificate

This course of study prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical coding and billing field. The courses are geared towards the students’ successful passing of the American Academy of Professional Coders National Certification Exam--Certified Professional Coder (CPC). During the course of study, students learn the basics of health care finance, office computer skills, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, computerized health record, and other recommended elective courses needed to succeed in the field.

Required Courses: Units
BIOL 155 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 4
CIT 010 Beginning Keyboarding and Word Processing 3
CIT 045 Medical Insurance Billing and Coding 3
CIT 031 Business English 3
CIT 051 Introduction to Electronic Health Records 3
CIT 100 Introduction to Personal Computers 3
CIT 144 Medical Terminology 3
 
Recommended Courses: Units
CIT 048 Medical Office Procedures 3
SPAN 015 Conversational Spanish I 3
 
Total Units 22
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Student will demonstrate mastery of course work by ensuring the codes are applied correctly during the medical billing process, which includes abstracting the information from documentation, assigning the appropriate codes, and creating a claim to be paid by insurance carriers
  2. Student will obtain employment as a Medical Coder/Biller or in an occupation where the application of knowledge and skills learned within this program are integral to routine duties of the occupation
  3. Given a technical coding problem to resolve, the student will demonstrate competency with Coding Software Program by applying Coding and Billing Guidelines

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