Medical Coding and Billing Specialist (055)
Certificate of Achievement
Medical Coding practitioners transform verbal descriptions of disease, injury and procedures into numerical designations for reimbursement of healthcare insurance claims and to maintain accurate medical statistics. A Medical Coding Specialist is familiar with human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical billing procedures, medical insurance, medical ethics, and coding classification systems. Graduates of this certificate program may seek employment as a coder in insurance companies, research facilities, group and individual practices, nursing homes, home healthcare services, durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers, and outpatient care centers. Upon completion of the certificate program, graduates are prepared for entry level work and are eligible to take the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) examination.
NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled for the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled for the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses may be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner. However, individual course prerequisites must be observed.
Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.