This entry-level class introduces students to medical terminology, insurance billing, ICD-9 / CPT coding, and Medicare and Medicaid claims processing. Students are also introduced to computer software that allows them to perform a variety of billing operations. Typing and bookkeeping are also components of the course.

Teaching methods include lecture, practice, projects and real-world examples.

Upon completion of the program, students may obtain employment  in the entry-level position as medical biller, assistant medical biller, or customer service representative. Graduates can work in a medical office, clinic, insurance company hospital or other health care setting as a medical biller or customer service representative.

The Computerized Medical Biller/Coder Program includes:

Course Code

Title

Clock Hours

Module 1

Anatomy and Terminology

80

Module 2

Medical Billing Theory

80

Module 3

Computers for Medical Office

80

Module 4

Introduction to Insurance

80

Module 5

Applied Medical Billing

80

Module 6

Health Claims Examining Theory

80

Module 7

Health Claims Examining Practical

80

Module 8

Health Claims Examining Clinical

80

Module 9

Dental Claims Examining

80

Module 10

Job / Career Skills Workshops

20

Module 11

Supervised Practicum

160

Total 

900

 

 

 

Required Federal Disclosures

MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING – CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

All data listed below is provided for July 2009 thru June 2010 Award Year.

O*Net Occupational Titles:

Medical Records Clerk, Health Information Clerk, Medical Records Technician, Office Manager, File Clerk, Medical Records Coordinator, Medical Records Analyst, Medical Records Director, Receptionist, Coder

 

Definition:

A program that prepares individuals to perform and manage the medical and health insurance operations in a medical office, health care facility, health maintenance organization, or insurance provider. Includes instruction in health and medical insurance processes; health insurance law, policy, and regulations; insurance records and paperwork administration; insurance office administration; health/medical insurance software applications; personnel supervision; business mathematics; billing and collection procedures; medical terminology; and communications skills.

 

O*Net Code:

SOC Code:   29-2071.00 http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00

CIP Code:     51.0714

IES – National Center for Education Statistics Profile Link:

http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=55&cip=51.0714

Occupational Profile on O*Net Link:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00

 

Bellflower Campus Medical Billing and Coding Program:

Program Placement Rates: 73.3%

On-Time Completion Rates: 69%

Median Loan Debt (Not Medium) (October 1, 2011) (668.6(a)(4)) = $6,307.00

Program Tuition = $9,153.00 Fees = $75 Books = $725.00 Supplies = $42.00 Total = $9,995.00

Program Clock to Credit Hour Conversion (668.8)-Clock Hrs. = 480 Credit Hrs. = 16 Semester Credits

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