Health Information Management / Medical Billing and Coding
The Medical Billing/Coding Specialist Certificate of Proficiency leads to a Health Information Management AAT degree and prepares individuals for employment in the areas of medical insurance, physician's office coding, inpatient hospital coding, health care claims processing, and home-remote coding. This program also serves the needs of healthcare personnel interested in upgrading their professional skills.
Training in medical billing includes CMS-1500 and UB04 claim forms as well as the processing of insurance claims and basic health information procedures. Coding training includes CPT, HCPCS, ICD, PCS, MS-DRGs as well as the legislative changes in healthcare insurance.
The Health Information Management Associate in Applied Technology Program trains individuals on topics in health data content, structure and standards, information protection, access, disclosure, archives, privacy, security, health information technologies, revenue management, medical coding, compliance, and leadership. Health Information Management professionals may practice in different health care settings such as health information systems, health finance and billing services, and health information standards and policy development.
With highly marketable skills that will continue to be in demand, graduates are prepared to enter the workforce. This is a selective admissions program; a separate application is required.
To successfully pass one of the following examinations you will need to review each individual association’s eligibility requirements.
- Certified Provider Certification (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
- Certified Coding Associate (CCA) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
- Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Applications are accepted at any time however this is a limited entry program.