Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program (MED-BCC)

Description | Features | Tuition | Curriculum

Duration: 4 Months
Credits: 8 Credits (336 Clock Hours)


Course Syllabus

Accurate coding is crucial to the successful operation of any health care facility or providers’s office because reported codes determine the amount of reimbursement received. The annual revision of coding guidelines and payer requirements serve to challenge coders. Those responsible for assigning and reporting codes in any health care setting require thorough instruction in the use of the ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding systems.

This program will benefit students interested in pursuing a career in the rapidly growing field of medical insurance, billing, and coding and experienced coders who are already employed in the health care field who would like to enhance their skills or learn additional clinical areas.

Upon successful completion of this course (and required prerequisites), the student will be able to properly assign the correct ICD-9-CM, ICD-10, HCPCS, and/or CPT coding assignment based on the medical services performed.

In addition, the student will be well prepared for any of the following American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certification exams:

Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
Certified Coding Specialist - Hospital Based (CCS)
Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based (CCS-P)

We recommend that students have a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and health insurance and reimbursement techniques. Individuals who require instruction in these foundation subjects should enroll in MED-BCF Medical Billing and Coding with Foundation Courses (6-8 months).