Apr 25, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Medical Billing & Coding +



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This certificate is designed for students looking for employment in the growing field of medical billing and coding, and prepares students to take the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) examination for Certified Professional Coders (CPC). Students may also use the certificate to enhance degrees in related fields such as Medical Assisting  or STEM Studies .

To obtain the CPC credential, students will be required to demonstrate on-the-job coding experience In addition to passing the CPC certification exam. Those who pass the CPC, but have not yet met the work experience requirement, will be designated as an Apprentice (CPC-A). Students should review the AAPC’s certification requirements for additional information.

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Program Outcomes


Students who complete the Medical Billing & Coding certificate will be able to:

 

  • understand the role, standards, and clinical practice guidelines of agencies such as Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service (CMS) as they relate to the patient record and describe the financial consequences of not meeting the standards;
  • examine laws and ethics related to maintenance of data accuracy, security, patient privacy, confidentiality, and proper release of health information within manual and computerized information systems and considering government regulations;
  • employ knowledge of medical terminology and human body systems to identify and properly code diagnoses, procedures, and services;
  • demonstrate proficiency in writing, technological literacy, and interpersonal communication;
  • complete the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) examination for Certified Professional Coders (CPC) with a passing score; and
  • explore pathways for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.

 

 

Total credits: 30


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