Medical Coding and Billing - Medical Billing Certificate

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Curriculum Sequence

Prerequisite Course Title Credit
BIO-163 ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4
TOTAL 4
Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
CPC-110 ESSENTIALS OF MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING 2
CPC-121 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL PROCEDURAL CODING 5.5
CPC-126 DIAGNOSTIC CODING 4
CPC-128 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL INSURANCE & BILLING 3
HSC-114 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3
TOTAL 17.5

BIO-163 - ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

This introductory course is designed for the student needing a one-semester combined anatomy and physiology course with laboratory. All systems will be covered with greater emphasis on the cardiovascular, respiratory, immune and urinary systems.  This course also provides background for the more advanced courses BIO-168 and BIO-173

CPC-110 - ESSENTIALS OF MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This is an introductory Course which will introduce the student to the essential components of Medical Coding and Billing. The student will identify the basics of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Students will also learn the purpose, terminology, documentation requirements, and functionality along with the legal and regulatory guidelines. This will include practice exercises to provide hands-on experience using EHR software to complete medical coding and billing tasks in the health care provider office setting. The course will also provide information on the uses of common brand and generic drug names. This information will help coders understand how to use medication information to identify situations in which further inquiry about comorbidities or complications may be necessary and ensure accurate reporting of chronic healthcare conditions. Corequisite: CPC-128

CPC-121 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL PROCEDURAL CODING

Lecture: 5

Lab: 1

Credit: 5.5

This course prepares students for a career in medical coding in the medical office. Introduction to current procedural terminology (CPT) manual, HCPCS and medical coding compliance and guidelines. Corequisites: CPC-126; CPC-128

CPC-126 - DIAGNOSTIC CODING

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

The course will prepare the student for application coding nuances and guidelines along with compliance as it is related to diagnostic coding. The student will be able to assign diagnostic codes reporting all applicable codes and sequence in accordance with the guidelines. Corequisites: CPC-121; CPC-128

CPC-128 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL INSURANCE & BILLING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed to assist students in understanding the complexities of current insurance and billing procedures in the medical office or clinic setting. The student will obtain a sound foundation of the nuances, guidelines and requirements involved. The student will be familiarized with claims submission for major medical insurance/reimbursement programs. Corequisites: CPC-121 & CPC-126.

HSC-114 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is designed to study the basic language related to medical science with emphasis on word analysis, construction, definitions, pronunciations, spelling and standard abbreviations.

Megan Massner - Instructor/Coordinator, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5203

Email: mmassner@scciowa.edu
Diploma, Southeastern Community College

Anne Abel - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5293

Email: aable@scciowa.edu
CPC, Certification of American Academy of Professional Coders
CPC-I, Certification of American Academy of Professional Coders

Deb Shaffer - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5213

Email: dshaffer@scciowa.edu
AAS, Mt. St. Clare College
ADN, Southeastern Community College

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