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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
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Business Office Systems Dept
Advisors
Amy Loskowski, Joyce Jenkins

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
BIO 109 or Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 4
BOS 223 Medical Office Procedures 3
HSC 124 Medical Terminology 3
Total 10
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
BOS 224 Medical Office Insurance and Billing 4
CMC 121 Pharmacology for Medical Assisting 3
HIT 205 Introductory ICD Coding 3
HIT 215 Introductory Procedural Coding 3
Total 13
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
BOS 185 Medical Computer Skills and Electronic Health Records 3
HIT 210 Intermediate/Advanced ICD Coding 3
HIT 220 Intermediate/Advanced Procedural Coding 3
Total 9
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
HIT 250 Medical Coding Practicum 3
Total 3
Total Credits Required
35

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