This program will teach you how to prepare, submit and process insurance claims for doctors’ offices, hospitals, extended care facilities, diagnostic centers, insurance companies and other health-related facilities. You will learn the correct terminology for diseases, symptoms, diagnostic treatment and surgical procedures; how to gauge the susceptibility of the patient; the nature of the disease agent and the chain of infection; identify the components of the revenue cycle; define revenue cycle management; explain health care compliance issues; and perform other important tasks related to your job.
Medical Insurance Billing Proficiency Certificate
|Course Number and Name||Credits||Advisory Notes||Course Type|
|AH 103 - Medical Terminology||3 credits||Must earn grade of "C" or better||Major Course|
|ENGL 101 - English Composition or
ENGL 101H - English Composition I (Honors)
|3 credits||Must earn grade of "C" or better||Major Course|
|BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology*||4 credits||BIOL 108, a one-semester course in Anatomy and Physiology, is the minimum requirement for this Certificate. However, students who have completed the two-semester Anatomy and Physiology sequence (BIOL 109-BIOL 110) may substitute BIOL 109-110 in place of BIOL 108, provided that they have completed both BIOL 109 and BIOL 110 with a grade of "C" or better.||Major Course|
|AH 120 - Reimbursement Methodologies in Health Care||3 credits||Must earn grade of "C" or better||Major Course|
|AH 190 - Human Disease and Treatment||3 credits||Prerequisite: AH 103 and BIOL 108 or BIOL 109||Major Course|
|AH 201 - Basic ICD and CPT Coding||4 credits||Prerequisite: AH 103, AH 120, AH 190, BIOL 108 or BIOL 109/110 with a grade of "C" or better in each course.||Major Course|
General Education Requirements:
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.
Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports.
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- Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations. Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
- Operate office equipment, such as voice mail messaging systems, and use word processing, spreadsheet, or other software applications to prepare reports, invoices, financial statements, letters, case histories, or medical records.
- Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
Compile and record medical charts, reports, or correspondence, using typewriter or personal computer.
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $34,940. Normal pay for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians is $48,761 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $71,326.