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.


Job Resources

  • For information on the job outlook in the medical billing and coding profession, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
  • To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
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Gainful Employment Data (CP)

Medical Billing and Coding (CP) 45 Credits

Program total 45 credits
Courses Credits
BIO:215 Human Body Systems 5
HIT:101 Medical Terminology 4
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.


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