Program Description: Medical Insurance Billing and Coding professionals perform a variety of administrative health information functions, including those associated with organizing, analyzing, and technically evaluating health insurance claim forms and coding diseases, surgeries, medical procedures, and other therapies for billing and collection.
Objectives: The objective of the Medical Billing and Coding Program is to provide the student with the appropriate didactic theory and hands-on skills required and necessary, to prepare them for entry level positions as medical insurance billers and coders in today’s health care offices, clinics, and facilities. Students will learn diagnostic and procedural terminology as it relates to the accurate completion of medical insurance claims. Utilizing a format of medical specialties, relevant terms will also be introduced and studied.
Program At-A-Glance: The Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Program is a 720 Clock Hours course of study, consisting of seven individual learning units, called modules. Students are required to complete all modules, starting with Module MEDINTRO and continuing in any sequence until all seven modules have been completed. After the MEDINTRO Introductory Module is completed, the remaining six modules stand alone as units of study. If students do not complete any portion of one of these modules, the entire module must be repeated. Upon successful completion all modules, students participate in an externship. This consists of 160 Clock Hours of hands-on experience working either in a tutorial classroom setting called a practicum or in an outside facility in the field of medical insurance billing and coding.
Students who have a GPA of 2.0 or less will be required to attend the Practicum and Students who have a GPA of greater than 2.0 will be required to do Externship in an outside facility
- Lectures 7
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 720 Clock hours
- Language English
- Students 2
- Assessments Yes