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|
|ENGL&101||ENGLISH COMPOSITION I||5|
|or PTWR 135||INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING|
& BMED 105
|MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS|
and STATISTICS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
|or CMST&230||SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION|
|Major Area Requirements|
|BMED 110||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I||3|
|BMED 111||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II||3|
|BMED 112||INTRODUCTION TO PATHOPHYSIOLOGY||5|
|BMED 116||MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES I||3|
|BMED 129||MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT||5|
|BMED 130||MEDICAL CODING - CPT/HCPCS||4|
|BMED 132||MEDICAL CODING ICD-9-CM/ICD-10||5|
|BMED 133||INTERMEDIATE MEDICAL CODING||5|
|BMED 138||LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE||2|
|BMED 140||LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION||2|
|BMED 222||HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES||5|
|BMED 226||MEDICAL OFFICE PRACTICUM||3|
|or BMED 250||MEDICAL OFFICE CAPSTONE PRACTICUM|
|BMED 227||HEALTH DATA CONTENT AND STRUCTURE||3|
|BMED 233||INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT NAVIGATION & ADVOCAC||5|
|BMED 242||INTERMEDIATE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY||3|
|BTEC 135||10-KEY CALCULATOR||1|
|BTEC 149||COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS||3|
|BTEC 169||INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL||3|
|Select one from the following:||4-5|
and HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB (5 credits/units)
|BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (4 credits/units)|
|HEOC 104||HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION||3|
|HI 202||INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE QUALITY||3|
|HLTH 124||HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR AND FIRST AID||1|
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.