MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 62

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Medical Billing and Coding program is comprised of 62 credit hours. The purpose of this course is to prepare students for employment in a variety of health care settings as entry level coder, medical record coder, coding technician, coding clerk or medical coder/biller. The content includes but is not limited to medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding systems, fundamentals of disease process including pharmacology, health care delivery systems, basics of medical records services, ethical and legal responsibilities, safety/security procedures and basic data processing.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • At the end of the program the graduate will:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health care system and health occupations
  • Use oral and written communication skills in creating, expressing and interpreting information and ideas
  • Describe the importance of professional ethics and legal responsibilities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply wellness and disease concepts
  • Demonstrate the importance of health, safety, and environmental management systems in organizations
  • Recognize and respond to emergency situations
  • Recognize and practice infection control procedures
  • Use information technology tools
  • Demonstrate knowledge of blood borne diseases, including HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrate math and science knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate language arts knowledge and skills
  • Demonstrate personal money-management concepts, procedures, and strategies
  • Solve problems using critical thinking skills, creativity and innovation
  • Describe the roles within teams, work units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems and the larger environment
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills needed to accomplish team goals
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the application of medical terminology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of disease process in relationships to the human body, including pharmacology
  • Demonstrate the proficiency in use of ICD and CPT coding systems, both manual and automated
  • Utilize medical coding references
  • Explain the basics of health information services
  • Demonstrate ethical and legal principles with regard to the use of medical records
  • Demonstrate computer skills
  • Demonstrate safety and security specific to health information
  • Demonstrate understanding of medical billing

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

In order to be accepted into the Medical Billing and Coding Program, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

Applicant must submit a High School Diploma (or equivalent in their country of origin) or GED.

Applicant must be 18 yrs of age by program completion

Applicant must score as follows: Math 9.0, Language 11.0 and Reading 11.0 on the TABE Test.

Applicant must submit official school transcript documenting any previous work, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 average or better on a 4.0 scale. This will include applicants requesting credit for general education courses previously taken at the associate degree level or higher.

Applicant must successfully complete a personal oral and written interview with the Principal or an administrative representative of the program in order to evaluate the applicant’s ability to communicate satisfactorily as required by the health care delivery system. The interviewer must recommend applicant for admission

Applicant must submit three letters of recommendation either from a prior instructor or from a current employer. Letters must have contact information of person writing recommendation, such as name, signature, phone number and address.

Applicant must undergo a background check.

Medical Billing and Coding Credit Hours

Credit Hours
Eng 1001 English I.In this course, through a variety of writing projects the student develops competence in writing clear, correct, and effective English prose. 3
MAT 1001 Applied MathThis course develops student’s ability to think logically and quantitatively. Some of the topics included are: set theory, algebra, number theory, geometry, measurements, graphs, probability theory and statistics. 3
BSC 1001 Human Anatomy and Physiology IThis course provides a basic understanding of the human body, its systems and their functions. Students will concentrate on these body systems: skeletal system, integument system, cardiovascular system, muscular system, nervous system, and cells. 3
BSC 1002 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab IThis course consists of the laboratory for BSC 1001. 1
BSC 1011 Human Anatomy and Physiology IIThis course is a continuation of BSC 1001 3
BSC 1012 Human Anatomy and Physiology II – LabThis course if the laboratory for BSC 1011 1
PSY 1001 Developmental PsychologyThis course focuses on the nature of human behavior as a dynamicDevelopmental phenomenon. 3
SMBC 1001 Medical TerminologyThis course provides basic understanding of medical terminology and its relationship to disease processes, laboratory tests, abbreviations, drugs, treatment modalities and diagnostic procedures. 3
SMBC 2001 Pathology/Illness and DiseasesThis course provides comprehensive information about hundred of diseases and conditions 3
SMBC 1201 PharmacologyThis course introduces students to basic pharmacology, showing students how to masater principles the principles of pharmacology 3
SMBC 3001 ICD-9-CMThis course provides a comprehensive understanding of ICD-9 coding and a thorough introduction to ICD-10-CM/PCS coding. 2
SMBC 3002 ICD-9-CM- LabThis course consists of the laboratory for SMBC 3001 2
SMBC 4001 ICD-10-CM/PCSThis course offers a comprehensive understanding of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS medical coding. 2
SMBC 4002 ICD-10-CM/PCS-LabThis course consists of the laboratory for SMBC 4001. 2
SMBC 5001 Medical Coding 1-CPTThis course will show you how to code using all of today’s coding systems, with an in-depth introduction to essential coding concepts. 2
SMBC 6001 Medical Coding 2-CPTThis course will provide in-depth understanding of physician-basedmedical coding and coding services. 2
HIM 1001 Health Information ManagementThis course is an introduction to the Health Information Management field and covers the study of record keeping practices in various healthcare setting. 3
SMBC 7001 Health Information TechnologyThis course provides an introduction to health information technology or introduction to medical records science 3
HIM 2201 Data ManagementThis course is an introduction to the basic concepts of data management, database systems, and database applications in business. 2
HIM 2202 Data Management – LabThis course consists of the laboratory for HIM 2201 3
HIM 1101 Legal and Ethical Responsibilities- Medical RecordsThis course is an introduction to legal relationships of physicians and patients, contractual agreements, professional liability, malpractice acts, informed consent and bio-ethical issues. 3
SMBC 8001 Insurance BillingThis course will allow students to focus on what they need to know and how to function as a health insurance professional. 2
SMBC 9001 Hospital Billing and CodingThis course will provide a basic understanding of the various aspects of hospital billing and coding including HIPAA. 2
SMBC 1101 Online Internship for Medical CodingThis internship course will provide the students with an opportunity to utilize their coding skills in an electronic environment. 6