Medical Billing/Coding Specialist (CP)
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The Medical Billing/Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for employment in the areas of medical insurance, physician’s office coding, inpatient hospital coding, healthcare 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-4, ICD-9 & ICD-10-CM, PCS, and MSDRGs as well as the legislative changes, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the billing and coding environment.
Graduates have highly marketable skills that will continue to be in high demand. With the implementation of ICD-10 this October the need for trained individuals to fill these jobs have never been greater.
This program is open-entry and you may begin taking classes in this rewarding and lucrative field any term.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENGL&101||ENGLISH COMPOSITION I||5|
|or PTWR 135||INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING|
|BMED 103||MATH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS||3|
|or CMST&230||SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION|
|Major Area Requirements|
|BMED 105||STATISTICS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS||2|
|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 226||MEDICAL OFFICE PRACTICUM||3|
|or BMED 250||MEDICAL OFFICE CAPSTONE PRACTICUM|
|BMED 233||INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT NAVIGATION & ADVOCAC||5|
|BTEC 149||COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS||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|
|HLTH 124||HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR AND FIRST AID||1|
|Recommended Elective (Not Required)|
|BMED 140||LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION||2|
|BTEC 169||INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL||3|
Refer to the Degree and Certificate Requirements section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the general education requirements.
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
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