2016-2017 Catalog

Medical Information Coder/Biller, College Credit Certificate

6345: College Credit Certificate in Medical Information Coder/Biller (37 Credit Hours)

CIP: 51.0707

FL CIP: 0351070714

SOC: 29-2071

The Medical Information Coder/Biller program is a College Credit Certificate program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment with skills in reviewing health care documentation and properly assigning ICD-10 and/or CPT codes.  In this program, special emphasis is given to training in health record fundamentals, medical terminology, disease processes, coding principles, coding software and a coding practicum. Graduates are eligible through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to receive designated coding specialist certifications. Graduates are employed in various health care setting, including physician practices, clinics, and home health agencies, independent coding services and insurance companies.

Requirements

Program Courses

HIM 1800Introduction to Health Information Technology

3

BSC 2085Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BSC 2085LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

BSC 2086Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BSC 2086LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

HSC 2531Medical Terminology

3

HIM 1430Concepts of Disease

3

HIM 2260Medical Billing and Reimbursement

3

HIM 2442Pharmacology for HIM Professionals

2

HIM 2253CPT Coding

3

HIM 2722ICD-10-CM Coding

3

HIM 2723ICD-10-PCS Coding

3

HIM 2012Legal Aspects of Medical Records

3

HIM 2941Coding Professional Practice Experience

3

Total Credit Hours: 37