Medical Biller/Coder ITC

The Medical Biller/Coder Technical Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions related to insurance billing and coding.  Students will learn basic coding techniques, insurance preparation (with particular focus on Medicare), medical terminology, and data entry skills. This class prepares students to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam through AAPC.  

Upon completion of the Medical Biller/Coder Technical Certificate, students will:

  • Apply ICD-10 codes to diagnoses following proper American Hospital Association guidelines
  • Apply CPT codes to procedures following proper American Hospital Association guidelines
  • Prepare insurance forms for various payers, including Medicaid, Medicare, Workman’s Compensation, and Blue Cross
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of medical billing software, including data entry for charges and remittances, as well as end of day reporting procedures
  • Understand basic medical terminology
  • Understand HIPPA regulations and the importance of medical ethics and medical record responsibilities

Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required.

General Education Core

COMM-101PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH3.00
or COMM-202 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
HRPT-185HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS3.00
or PSYC-101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
Total Credits6.00

Program Requirements

CITPT-102COMPUTERIZED TEN-KEY1.00
CITPT-110BUSINESS COMPUTER SKILLS3.00
GNBPT-122BUSINESS ENGLISH3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
FINANCIAL BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MEDPT-173MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY3.00
MEDPT-175ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTING I3.00
MEDPT-259PATIENT RECORD SYSTEMS3.00
MEDPT-275medical coding3.00
WRPPT-200WORD PROCESSING3.00
Completion of a Technical Skills Assessment is required
Total Credits25.00

Summary

General Education6
Program Requirements25
Total31