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Medical Billing and Coding

Overview

Classification Of Instructional Programs (CIP): 51.0713 (Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder)

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 43-9041.01 (Insurance Claims Clerks), 43-9041.02 (Insurance Policy Processing Clerks), 43-6013.00 (Medical Secretaries), 43-4021.00 (Correspondence Clerks)

Quarter Credits: 50.5

In Class Clock Hours: 780

Outside Hours: N/A

Total Hours: 780

Method of Delivery: Blended

Number of Weeks: 36*

*Weeks May Be Extended Depending On Holiday Schedules

Career Training Objective

The Medical Billing and Coding program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully as an entry level medical biller and/or medical coder in a medical office, clinic, health maintenance organization (HMO), other health care setting, insurance company, or independent billing company.

This program will be offered in the blended delivery format. Blended modules combine traditional or face-to-face classroom instruction with asynchronous online instruction to optimize the learning experience of the user. Blended modules are indicated by an asterisk (*) in the program outline.

In preparation for the blended modules, students must:

  1. Complete the online New Student Blended Tutorial, which includes exercises for students to test accessibility and become familiar with navigation in all areas of blended modules;
  2. Meet the specific computer requirements with acceptable hardware and software configuration and internet access as noted under admissions requirements.

In this program, students will develop their knowledge and skills within a blended model of education. Preparing students for the real life experience of health care data delivery systems, students will engage in on-line learning, as well as lab and computer software applications. Students will become familiar with, and able to use industry related reference materials such as the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases (ICD-CM), and Health Care Procedures Coding Systems (HCPCS). 

The Medical Billing and Coding program is divided into seven, 80-hour modules. The seven modules satisfy both industry-related prerequisites and execution of coding applications. The Medical Billing and Coding externship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field and alongside working professionals. This experience is designed to help students prepare for a successful transition into their career as a medical biller and/or medical coder.

Completion of the program is acknowledged by the awarding of a diploma.

Instructional Equipment

  • Billing and Coding References: CPT, ICD-CM, and HCPCS Manuals
  • Medical Office Software
  • Word Processing Software
  • Medical Claims Software
  • Textbook and E-Text Materials
  • On-line Course Material
  • Lab Equipment

 

Program Outline

Program Locations: Los Angeles, Orange County and Ontario

Required Courses

Course Number

Title

Clock Hours

In Class Clock Hours

Quarter Credits

MBC101 Medical Office Procedures 0 80.00 6.0
MBC201 Claims Processing 0 80.00 6.0
MBC301 Hospital Billing and Coding 0 80.00 6.0
MBC401 Medical Law and Ethics 0 80.00 6.0
MBC501 Reimbursement and Collections Methods 0 80.00 6.0
MBC601 State and Government Health Plans 0 80.00 6.0
MBC701 Managed Care and Private Health Plans 0 80.00 6.0
EXT-MBC Externship § 220 0.00 8.5
 

Totals

220

560

50.5

Course Number: MBC101

Title Medical Office Procedures
Clock Hours0
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MBC201

Title Claims Processing
Clock Hours0
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MBC301

Title Hospital Billing and Coding
Clock Hours0
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MBC401

Title Medical Law and Ethics
Clock Hours0
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MBC501

Title Reimbursement and Collections Methods
Clock Hours0
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MBC601

Title State and Government Health Plans
Clock Hours0
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MBC701

Title Managed Care and Private Health Plans
Clock Hours0
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: EXT-MBC

Title Externship §
Clock Hours220
In Class Clock Hours0.00
Quarter Credits8.5

TOTALS

Clock Hours

220

In Class Clock Hours

560

Quarter Credits

50.5

Courses offered in a blended format, a combination of online and on ground.
§ Courses offered on ground.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 50.5

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