Medical Coding & Billing Specialist (MCBS.S.STC)

23.0 Credit Hours

The Medical Coding and Billing Specialist certificate prepares students for entry-level coding and billing positions in physician medical offices, medical insurance companies and outpatient billing services.

Students will develop skills to accurately determine diagnostic and procedural code number assignments that impact medical reimbursement. Skill sets include application of ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding systems; medical terminology; anatomy and physiology and disease processes; processing insurance claims and reimbursement practices.

The Medical Billing and Coding Specialist certificate can be completed in the traditional classroom setting or completely online or a combination of both delivery systems.

Students must receive a grade of C or higher in all courses in the MCBS.STC and have a GPA of 2.0 to receive the certificate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving and information literacy
  • Identify the importance of documentation on code number assignment and the subsequent reimbursement impact
  • Interpret coding guidelines and federal regulations for accurate code number assignment and completion of billing forms
  • Demonstrate personal behaviors, attitudes and values consistent with a health care professional
  • Accurately apply diagnosis and procedure code numbers utilizing ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS classification systems

Curriculum

ALH 1101: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ALH 1140: Fundamentals of Disease Processes View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BIO 1121: Human Anatomy & Physiology I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
BIO 1222: Human Anatomy & Physiology II View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
HIM 1101: Medical Terminology View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
HIM 1165: Drug Classification for Coding View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 1 credit hour
HIM 1201: Introductory Medical Office Coding View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 4 credit hours
HIM 2262: Advanced Medical Office Coding View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
MAS 2210: Medical Billing Specialist View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
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