Medical Billing and Coding
Our Medical Billing & Coding program, with the honor of being AHIMA-approved, prepares students in acquiring careers in hospitals, physician offices, outpatient departments, and insurance companies. Certified Medical Coders are health care professionals in charge of processing patient data such as treatment records and related insurance information. They are tasked with coding a patient's diagnosis along with a request for payments from the patient's insurance company.

Students work with cases that pertain to billing for Medicare, Medicaid/Medi-Cal and other billing procedures for TRICARE, Blue Shield / Blue Cross, and Worker’s Compensation. Students learn Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacotherapy & Lab Findings. The use of the ICD-10 CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPCS books will be stressed. Students learn to code for procedures and diagnoses. Billing simulated practice scenarios will be done in the Virtual Lab. Students perform intermediate coding from more complex case studies and medical charts before they are assigned to an externship site.

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Certified Coding Associate Review
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Introduction to Health Information Management
  • Pharmacotherapy & Lab Findings
  • Basic Coding of Procedures
  • Intermediate Coding of Diagnosis and Procedures
  • Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Computer Applications in Healthcare
  • Computerized Medical Billing
  • Virtual Lab PPE (Practicum)
  • Externship

The Medical Billing & Coding course requires 24 Semester Credit Hours. Upon completion, students will have completed a total of 900 Total Clock Hours of study. Schedule options include:

  • 30 Weeks, 30 Clock Hours per Week, Monday to Friday
  • 36 Weeks, 25 Clock Hours per Week, Monday to Friday
  • 45 Weeks, 20 Clock Hours per Week, Monday to Friday (Evening)
  • 56 Weeks, 16 Clock Hours per Week, Monday to Thursday (Evening)
Course Number Course Name Lecture/Lab Hours
COM 110 Basic Keyboarding 5/25
COM 120 Introduction to Computers, Windows & Internet 15/15
COM 530 Word Processing / Electronic Spreadsheet 15/15
HIM 110 Medical Terminology 30/15
HIM 120 Anatomy & Physiology 60/15
HIM 130 Pathophysiology 30/15
HIM 140 Healthcare Delivery Systems 30/15
HIM 150 Introduction to Health Information Management 45/15
HIM 200 Pharmacotherapy & Lab Findings 20/10
HIM 210 Basic Coding of Diagnoses 30/15
HIM 220 Basic Coding of Procedures 30/15
HIM 230 Intermediate Coding of Diagnoses 30/15
HIM 240 Intermediate Coding of Procedures 30/15
HIM 250 Reimbursement / Billing Methodologies 20/10
HIM 310 Computer Applications in Healthcare 30/15
HIM 320 Computerized Medical Billing 15/30
HIM 400 Virtual Lab PPE (Practicum) 45
HIM 410 Externship 100
HIM 510 Certified Coding Associate Review 20/10
CDJP Career Development & Job Placement 10/10
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Director of Admissions (Main Campus)
Amin Maghsoodi
Sr. Admissions Advisor (Main Campus)
Patrick Gopez
Director of Admissions (Branch Campus)
Amin Maghsoodi
Sr. Admissions Advisor (Branch Campus)
Patrick Gopez