2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Healthcare Billing and Coding Specialist (HBC1) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:


Program Description:

Healthcare Billing and Coding Specialist program provides a basic short-term academic credential with the potential for future program credit. The curriculum provides advanced training in coding skills for persons wanting to progress in their occupations or who want to prepare for full-time or part-time employment in the medical field. The Healthcare Billing and Coding Specialist program provides basic training in anatomy, medical terminology, human pathology, insurance reimbursement, and diagnostic and procedural coding skills.



Required Courses

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

 

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy

3

OR

BUSN 1000Computers in Healthcare

3

OR

HIMT 1150Computer Applications in Healthcare

3

 

BUSN 1015Introduction to Healthcare Reimbursement

3

BUSN 1440Document Production

4

 

BUSN 2350Electronic Health Records

3

OR

HIMT 1250Health Record Content and Structure

2

 

BUSN 2400Healthcare Procedural Coding

3

BUSN 2410ICD Coding

3

BUSN 2420Advanced Medical Coding

3

 

BUSN 1010Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Diseases for Business

6

Or All Of The Following Three Requirements

 

MAST 1120Human Diseases

3

 

AND

 

BUSN 2300Medical Terminology

2

OR

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

 

AND

 

BUSN 2310Anatomy and Terminology for the Medical Administrative Assistant

3

OR

ALHS 1010Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

4

OR

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body

5

Total Credit Hours: 30 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation