Health Information Billing and Coding Certificates

Technical Certificate

The program is designed for students who wish to acquire a thorough understanding of the human anatomy, the language used in the medical profession, regulations that govern the practice of medicine, and the knowledge of how to correctly code and bill for services provided. Upon completion of the program students can expect to be employed in physician offices, multi-specialty group practices, insurance companies, outpatient care facilities, and with government agencies.

Program Outcomes 

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional ethics and confidentiality as required of a healthcare professional.
  • Demonstrate navigation of electronic and manual healthcare records system, and medical claims software.
  • Apply knowledge of medical coding, practice management, and healthcare reimbursement.
  • Identify accurate health information documentation for the organization, patients, and third party payers.
  • Apply legal principles, policies, and standards to protect the privacy and security of health information.
  • Reference payer websites for preauthorization, data interchange, and claims processing.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology necessary to correctly code provider diagnoses and services.

Certificate of Proficiency Program Outcomes

The program is designed for students who wish to acquire a basic understanding of the human anatomy, the language used in the medical profession, and regulations that govern the practice of medicine. Upon completion of the program, students can expect to be employed in entry level positions in physician offices and other healthcare facilities.  

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional ethics and confidentiality as required of a healthcare professional.
  • Reference electronic and manual healthcare records system, and medical claims software.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical office practice management and healthcare reimbursement.
  • Identify health information documentation for the organization, patients, and third party payers.
  • Apply legal principles, policies, and standards to protect the privacy and security of health information.
  • Reference payer websites for preauthorization, data interchange, and claims processing.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology necessary to recognize provider diagnoses and services.

The College Catalog/Student Handbook has more details about this degree.

Health Information Billing and Coding TC/CP Degree Plan

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