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DIPLOMA

MEDICAL Administration

EMPHASIS IN MEDICAL INSURANCE CODING


Program Length

This program offers 39 semester credit hours.

Program Description

The Medical Insurance Coding program includes preparation in processing insurance claims in accordance with professional, legal and insurance-industry standards, so when you graduate, you’ll be prepared for entry-level positions, like an insurance coder and biller, billing coordinator, insurance billing specialist or patient service coordinator.

Work Places

Work places include physicians’ offices, medical centers, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, and medical billing offices. The specific duties of the medical insurance coder will often vary from office to office due to office size, location, and specialty.

Professional Preparation

Job responsibilities may include: explain insurance benefits to patients and clients; prepare and process insurance and billing documentation and forms used by healthcare providers; use proper reimbursement practices; demonstrate proficiency with medical insurance coding; and interpret and understand clinical and laboratory procedures related to all aspects of the healthcare community.

Program Core Courses

Medical Administration

Core Curriculum

CISC 1113

Computer Environment

3

CISC 1122

Word Processing

3

MISY 2113

Spreadsheet Applications

3

MISY 2413

Fundamentals of Customer Service

3

HECA 1323

Healthcare Safety and  Privacy

3

HECA 2123

Medical Law & Ethics

3

HECA 1113

Medical Terminology 1

3

HECA 2133

Computerized Office Medical

3

HECA 1143

Medical Office Procedures

3

HECA 2223

Health Insurance Claim and Reimbursement

3

Total Core Requirements

30

Program Emphasis Courses

Medical Administration

Medical Insurance Coding

Required Curriculum

HECA 1123

Medical Terminology 2

3

HECA 1513

Medical Billing & Coding

3

HECA 2653

Advanced Medical Billing & Coding

3

Total Emphasis Requirements

9