• Medical Office Billing and Coding Certificate Curriculum


  • One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

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    Medical billers and coders play a vital role in the connection between health care providers, patients and insurance companies This program will provide the student with a basic knowledge and understanding of established medical codes used by healthcare providers and insurance companies to document patient diagnosis, treatments and procedures and how these codes are applied for billing purposes. The student will learn how to read and analyze patient records, determine the correct codes for patient records, use codes for billing purposes, adherence to current healthcare industry regulations and policies, compliance with insurance procedures and allotted benefit coverages, and maintaining patient confidentiality and information security.

    Medical billing and coders can work in hospitals, insurance companies, doctor's offices, medical billing companies, nursing homes, home health agencies and medical clinics.

    Students who complete the Medical Billing and Coding certificate can go on to work and return at any time to complete the Medical Office Specialist: Billing and Coding AAS degree.*

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Differentiate the roles of the healthcare team, elements of successful leadership, and problem-solving strategies
    • Discuss and use medical terminology
    • Discuss verbal and nonverbal communication, including gender differences, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and the elements of speaking and listening
    • Discuss the knowledge and skills required of a medical billing specialist/claims analyst
    • Discuss the elements of billing and coding
    • Complete a professional resumé
    • Explain job searches and correct interview techniques
    • Use specialized computer programs (EMR), and the Microsoft Office suite

    Students who continue their education to earn a Medical Office AAS Degree will be required to complete a criminal background check and provide documentation of immunizations prior to beginning their internship.

    Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    CIS120L Computer Concepts Lab I1
    1
    MO110 Powerful Strategies for the Office Team
    3
    MO114 Medical Terminology I
    3
    MO140 Understanding Medical Insurance
    3
    MO230 Medical Coding I - ICD-10-CM
    3
    MTH058 Quantitative Reasoning or
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II
    6-4
    17-19
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BI121 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    4
    MO115 Medical Terminology II
    3
    MO116 Medical Office Procedures
    4
    MO231 Medical Coding II - Procedural Coding
    4
    MO240 Medical Office Billing I
    3
    18
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    BI122 Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology II
    4
    MO136 Healthcare Documentation
    3
    MO226

    Pharmacology and Disease Processes for Medical Office Occupations

    4
    MO232 Medical Coding III - Evaluation and Management
    3
    MO241 Medical Office Billing II
    3
    17
    Fourth Quarter (Summer)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    MO242 Applied Billing and Coding
    3
    PSY201 General Psychology
    4
    WR121 English Composition1, 2
    4
    11
    Total Credits 63-65

    1 Classes may be taken the summer prior to beginning the program.
    2 See course descriptions for prerequisite.