Medical Billing and Coding Program Course Description


  • MBC120
  • MBC113
  • MBC106
  • MBC116
  • MBC126
  • MBC114
Certified Professional Coder I
  • Lecture Hours: 90
  • Lab Hours: 60
  • Contact Hours Hours: 150

In this course the student will learn all the necessary guidelines for diagnostic and procedural coding from medical reports for the following IDC-10, CPT and HCPCS classifications: anesthesia, general surgery, integumentary system, musculoskeletal system, respiratory system and cardiovascular system.

Professional Biller
  • Lecture Hours: 75
  • Lab Hours: 75
  • Contact Hours Hours: 150

This course introduces the student to health insurance and reimbursement. In this course, the student will become familiar with common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues and differences in reimbursement methodologies.

The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing, and the follow up process.

This course is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in a medical billing department at a physician's office, clinic, or other healthcare entity, and as a claims examiner for insurance carriers.

Practicum
  • Practicum Hours: 150
  • Contact Hours Hours: 150
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of all other courses

Externship helps new and experienced medical coders get real-world experience coding actual redacted medical charts.

This coding practice tool helps to improve coding skills across multiple specialties, allowing a new coder to gain coding and billing experience.

Certified Professional Coder II
  • Lecture Hours: 90
  • Lab Hours: 60
  • Contact Hours Hours: 150

In this course the student will learn all the necessary guidelines for diagnostic and procedural coding from medical reports for the following IDC-10, CPT and HCPCS classifications: hemic, lymphatic, mediastinum and diaphragm, digestive system, urinary and male genital systems, reproductive, intersex surgery, female genital system, maternity and delivery, endocrine and nervous systems, and eye ocular adnexa, auditory and operating microscope.

Medical Coding and the EHR
  • Lecture Hours: 90
  • Lab Hours: 60
  • Contact Hours Hours: 150

In this course the student will learn the fundamentals of medical coding. Each body system will be covered in regards to medical terminology, structure and function, pathology, as well as the chapter guidelines for the basic coding skills related to the that body system.

Additionally, an introductory overview of modifiers and evaluation and management codes will be presented to prepare the student for advanced coding.

Certified Professional Coder III
  • Lecture Hours: 75
  • Lab Hours: 75
  • Contact Hours Hours: 150

In this course the student will learn all the necessary guidelines for diagnostic and procedural coding from medical reports for the following IDC-10, CPT and HCPCS classifications: radiology, pathology/laboratory, medicine, and a review of the proper use of evaluation and management codes and modifiers.

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