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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 internship site.

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

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 150 Basic Keyboarding Introduction to Computers, Windows & Internet 10/20
COM 530 Word Processing / Electronic Spreadsheet 15/15
HIM 110 Medical Terminology 30/15
HIM 120 Anatomy & Physiology 30/15
HIM 130 Pathophysiology 60/15
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 30/30
HIM 240 Intermediate Coding of Procedures 30/30
HIM 250 Reimbursement / Billing Methodologies 30/15
HIM 310 Computer Applications in Healthcare 15/15
HIM 320 Computerized Medical Billing 15/15
HIM 400 Virtual Lab PPE (Practicum) 45
COM 630 QuickBooks 15/15
HIM 510 Certified Coding Associate Review 15/29
CDJP 55 Career Development & Job Placement 3/3
HIM 410 Internship 100
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