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Medical Billing and Coding (CTMBC)

Certificate

Description

In this program students will develop comprehensive skills in classifying, coding, reporting, analyzing and managing medical data for both physician's office and large healthcare facility settings. Students will also learn how to code and process claims for reimbursement for multiple healthcare environments, and learn about pertinent laws, regulations, and compliance issues affecting healthcare information management and privacy. Upon completion of this program, students may be eligible to take the AHIMA CCA, CCS and CCS-P coding exams. This program is not an AAMA certification preparation program.

Continuing Eligibility

All courses must be completed with a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Contact Information

Division
Health Sciences
Department
Allied Health Department
Advisors
Susan Travis

Requirements

(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 109 or Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 4 - 5
HSC 124 Medical Terminology 3
MBC 223 Medical Office Procedures 3
Total 10 - 11
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
MBC 161 Pathopharmacology for the MBC Professional 3
MBC 205 Introductory ICD Coding 3
MBC 215 Introductory Procedural Coding 3
MBC 224 Medical Insurance and Reimbursement 4
Total 13
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
MBC 185 Medical Computer Skills and Electronic Health Records 3
MBC 210 Intermediate/Advanced ICD Coding 3
MBC 220 Intermediate/Advanced Procedural Coding 3
Total 9
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
MBC 250 Medical Coding Practicum 3
Total 3
Total Credits Required
35 - 36

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