Medical Billing/Coding Professional (AAT)

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The Medical Billing/Coding AAT trains students in both inpatient and outpatient coding and billing. The graduate of this program is highly trained in billing, coding and health information with many successfully passing CPC, or CCS certifications and obtaining high-paying and rewarding positions. In addition the student will earn their Associate of Applied Technology degree.

With the planned implementation of the ICD-10 medical coding system October 1, 2015, the expected need for Coders and RHITs will be the highest in recent history. Many hospitals will need two coders for every one they currently employ. The BMED programs teach both ICD-9 & ICD-10 and offer classes that utilize real-world applications such as electronic charting, Encoder, PCS, and AHIMA Virtual Labs.

BMED courses are not limited entry and students may begin the coursework any term.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
or PTWR 135 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING
Subtotal5
Computational Skills
BMED 103
BMED 105
MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
and STATISTICS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
5
Subtotal5
Human Relations
CMST&210INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION5
or CMST&230 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
Subtotal5
Major Area Requirements
BMED 110MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I3
BMED 111MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II3
BMED 112INTRODUCTION TO PATHOPHYSIOLOGY5
BMED 116MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES I3
BMED 129MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT5
BMED 130MEDICAL CODING - CPT/HCPCS4
BMED 132MEDICAL CODING ICD-9-CM/ICD-105
BMED 133INTERMEDIATE MEDICAL CODING5
BMED 138LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE2
BMED 140LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION2
BMED 222HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES5
BMED 226MEDICAL OFFICE PRACTICUM3
or BMED 250 MEDICAL OFFICE CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
BMED 227HEALTH DATA CONTENT AND STRUCTURE3
BMED 233INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT NAVIGATION & ADVOCAC5
BMED 242INTERMEDIATE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY3
BTEC 100KEYBOARDING1-3
BTEC 13510-KEY CALCULATOR1
BTEC 149COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS3
BTEC 169INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL3
Select one from the following:4-5
HUMAN BIOLOGY
and HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB (5 credits/units)
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (4 credits/units)
HEOC 104HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION3
HI   202INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE QUALITY3
HLTH 124HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR AND FIRST AID1
Total Credits/Units92-93

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 and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (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-9/10 and CPT coding principles.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, patients, and health care professionals through written and oral communications.
  • Accurately process medical billing claims.
  • Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions.
  • Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills.