Medical Administration & Billing/Coding

Medical billing and its related occupations are the fastest growing opportunities in healthcare. Insurance companies are spending more time combating fraud and abuse, and the aging population requires more health services.  As a result there is an increase in the demand for qualified coders and billers in hospitals, physician's offices, ambulatory care centers and specialty clinics.

Our hands-on training teaches students billing and coding skills and the administrative disciplines that keep medical offices and clinics of physicians, dentists, chiropractors and optometrists running smoothly. After students complete this program they are prepared for an entry-level position in a hospital, clinic, doctor's office or other healthcare facility.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The program teaches students how to become an essential part of any medical office. Each course will examine different aspects of the profession. Course subjects include: computer application, medical terminology, anatomy, medical law and ethics, medical office operations, HIPAA regulations, computerized medical billing, medical coding, insurance claim processing, medical records and the healthcare environment.  Interactive class training provides students with the administrative disciplines with use in medical offices and clinics.  Upon completion of this program, students will be trained for entry-level positions in fields of medicine and health care insurance.

COURSE OUTLINE

The Medical Administration & Billing/Coding program consists of 28.5 semester credit hours and can be completed in as few as 37 weeks (62 weeks for evening only classes).

COURSE NAME CREDITS
GEN 112 Computer Keyboarding 1.0
MA 111 Introduction to Computers 1.0
MA 113 Medical Terminology I 3.5
MA 114 Medical Terminology II 3.5
MA 115 Medical Billing 3.5
MA 116 Medical Office Administration 2.5
MA 119 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology 3.0
MBC 217 Principles of Medical Coding I 3.5
MBC 218 Principles of Medical Coding II 3.5
MBC 219 Principles of Medical Coding III 2.5
CPL 311 Career Development 1.0
TOTAL   28.5

OBJECTIVES

Upon course completion, students will be able to perform in a medical office environment with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Operate MS Office Applications
  • Keep records of health care practices
  • Develop medical coding skills using the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system.
  • Use of the International Classification of Diseases Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) classification system
  • Develop skills pertaining to principles and practice of insurance and reimbursement processing, including the assignment and reporting of codes for diagnoses and procedures/services
  • Understand the structure and function of the human body
  • Learn medical terminology as used in billing and coding
  • Type for personal and business use

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