Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Medical Coding & Billing Specialist STC

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Students will develop skills to accurately determine diagnostic and procedural code number assignments that impact medical reimbursement. Skill sets include application of ICD-CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding systems, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and disease processes, processing insurance claims and reimbursement practices. Students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination.

Career Outlook

This certificate prepares students for entry-level coding and billing positions in physician and medical offices, medical insurance companies and outpatient billing services.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and information literacy.
  2. Identify the importance of documentation on code number assignment and the subsequent reimbursement impact.
  3. Interpret coding guidelines and federal regulations for accurate code number assignment and completion of billing forms.
  4. Demonstrate personal behaviors, attitudes, and values consistent with a health care professional.
  5. Accurately apply diagnosis and procedure code numbers, ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS classification systems.

Total Credits: 13

Total Credits: 15

Total Program Credit Hours: 28

+ Students must attain a 2.00 grade point average in these technical courses to graduate.

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