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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:

  • 9:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m. – 23 Weeks
  • 1:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – 23 Weeks
  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – 41 Weeks
  • 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – 41 Weeks
  • 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – 41 Weeks
Course Number Course Name Work Hours
COM 150 Basic Keyboarding Introduction to Computers, Windows & Internet 28
COM 530 Word Processing / Electronic Spreadsheet 28
HIM 110 Medical Terminology 49
HIM 120 Anatomy & Physiology 49
HIM 130 Pathophysiology 49
HIM 140 Healthcare Delivery Systems 35
HIM 150 Introduction to Health Information Management 35
HIM 200 Pharmacotherapy & Lab Findings 24
HIM 210 Basic Coding of Diagnoses 63
HIM 220 Basic Coding of Procedures 63
HIM 230 Intermediate Coding of Diagnoses 63
HIM 240 Intermediate Coding of Procedures 63
HIM 250 Reimbursement / Billing Methodologies 63
HIM 320 Computerized Medical Billing 35
HIM 400 Professional Practical Experience 28
COM 630 Computerized Accounting 28
HIM 510 Certified Coding Associate Review 28
CDJP 55 Career Development & Job Placement 9
HIM 410 Internship 160
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Silva Aslanyan