Medical Billing and Coding
The online Medical Billing and Coding Program teaches students how to navigate the complex world of medical records and health information as a medical insurance billing and coding specialist. The Medical Billing and Coding Program qualifies graduates for an entry-level career in this growing healthcare field.
Students who complete the program will learn human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, diagnostic and procedural coding, compliance issues with electronic claims, confidentiality with medical records, billing requirements for commercial insurance, and ethical standards for the collection of medical information. Graduates will also gain the knowledge of complex coding technologies such as ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT, HCPCS, Level II codes, as well as the basic Medicare, Medi-Cal, TRICARE, CHAMPVA, BlueCross/BlueShield, HIPAA, and Worker's Compenstion.
Upon program Completion, students will be prepared to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
• Classify the organ systems of the body and demonstrate a strong
knowledge of medical terminology.
• Demonstrate orally and in writing the correct use of diagnostic
and procedural coding.
• Differentiate government paid healthcare services and insurance
• Use professional standards in medical billing and coding practice
and maintain a commitment to continual learning.
• Demonstrate orally and in writing industry practice and electronic
claims with compliance issues.
• Demonstrate the ability to correctly use and understand the
concepts and techniques for HCFA-1500 form.
• Apply professional standards in confidentiality of medical
• Demonstrate techniques and use complex technologies in an
appropriate manner; CPT-4, ICD-9, and ICD 10 coding, HCFA-
1500, UB92 and the billing requirements for commercial insurance,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE/CHAMPUS, Medic-Cal and
Workers’ Compensation, fields needed for insurance and various
billing requirements for the different programs.
• Perform in ethically sensitive ways regarding regulations
collecting from insurance companies.
The certificate program consists of the following six courses (6
MEDX 1920X Intro to Information Technology
MEDX 1930X Health Prof. Legal/Ethical Issues
MEDX 1940X Medical Terminology
MEDX 1950X Medical Coding/Billing I
Prerequisite: MEDX 1940X
MEDX 1960X Medical Coding/Billing II
Prerequisite: MEDX 1950X
MEDX 1970X Medical Coding/Billing III
Prerequisite: MEDX 1960X