ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB IN
MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING?
Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Billing and Coding is a 45-credit-hour program that prepares students for entry-level positions as Medical Billing Specialists, Medical Coders, Claims Examiners, Healthcare Reimbursement Specialists and Health Insurance Specialists. Students will learn Diagnosis and Procedure coding standards and processes and will prepare for the American Health Information Management Association, CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) and CCA (Certified Coding Associate) certifications and the HRS (Healthcare Reimbursement Specialist) credential offered by the National Electronic Billers Alliance (NEBA). The certificate program complies with the American Health Information Management Association’s Coding Education Curriculum Guidelines and provides students the foundation to pursue additional study in Health Information Technology.
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Medical Billing and Coding (CP) 45 Credits
|Program total||45 credits|
|BIO:215||Human Body Systems||5|
|HIT:102||Health Information Management Technology||4|
|HIT:103||Healthcare Delivery Systems||2|
|HIT:104||Basic Principles of Disease||2|
|HIT:105||Pharmacology for Health Information Technology Professionals||1|
|HIT:106||Diagnosis Coding Systems I||3|
|HIT:107||Procedure Coding Systems I||3|
|HIT:201||Health Insurance Billing and Reimbursement||3|
|HIT:206||Diagnosis Coding Systems II||3|
|HIT:207||Procedure Coding Systems II||3|
|HIT:208||Advanced Coding Applications||2|
|HIT:210||Professional Practice Experience||2|
|IS:103||Information Systems for Business||3|
|IS:123||Introduction to Windows||1|
|IS:151||Microcomputer Applications in Business||4|
The Medical Billing and Coding program is offered at our Forest Park campus. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.