Medical Billing/Coding Specialist (CP)

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General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL& 101English Composition I5
Computational Skills
AH 261Statistics For Health Care Professionals2
Human Relations
HIM 206Medical Office Practicum3
Major Area Requirements
BUS 104Keyboarding & Word Processing 11-3
BUS 149Computer Application Essentials3
AH 104Health Care Delivery & Career Exploration3
AH 110Medical Terminology I3
AH 111Medical Terminology II3
HIM 112Introduction to Pathophysiology3
HIM 114Medical Office Administrative Procedures4
HIM 130Medical Coding I4
HIM 232Medical Coding II5
HIM 233Medical Coding III & Coding Exam Prep5
HIM 101Legal & Ethical Aspects of Healthcare3
AH 100Basic Concepts Of Anatomy And Physiology I3
AH 101Basic Concepts Of Anatomy And Physiology II3
HLTH 124Healthcare Provider CPR And First Aid1
Total Credits/Units Required58-60

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate use of medical office software to complete medical office tasks (billing and coding).
  • Apply policies and principles of medical reimbursement.
  • Accurately code using ICD-9 and CPT coding principles.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task. (affective)
  • Communicate effectively with peers, patients, and health care professionals through written and oral communications. (affective and psychomotor)
  • Accurately process medical billing claims

Program maps are a suggested academic plan and should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. Your student entry method, placement, course availability, and program requirements are subject to change and transfer credit(s) may change your map/plan.

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