Academic Catalog

Medical Billing, Certificate (MB)

Effective: Fall 2018

The Medical Billing 19 college-credit certificate program provides students with the skills necessary to function as medical billers for all types of health care institutions. The curriculum includes medical terminology, health informatics, analysis of coded data used on claims for reimbursement and principles of medical billing.

A Certificate of Competency in Medical Billing will be awarded upon completion of this curriculum with a 2.0 GPA and a “C” or better in all allied health courses.

  • Correctly code procedures and diagnoses using correct medical terminology and correct ICD and CPT codes.
  • Describe legal and ethical issues involved in medical billing.
  • List different types of health insurance carriers and the reimbursement systems for each.
  • Complete health insurance related forms and financial reports.
  • Describe the follow up process with insurance companies and patients regarding unpaid bills.
  • Describe the major health care organizations and agencies and their role in the health care delivery system.

The College will award a certificate of competency to students who complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. General education courses may not be required for programs that have less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3
AHM 102 Introduction to Health Care 3
AHM 233 Medical Terminology 3
 Hours9
Second Semester
AHM 130 Medical Coding Concepts for Allied Health 3
AHM 185 Medical Office Management 4
 Hours7
Third Semester
AHM 241 Revenue Cycle Management and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours19

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