Medical Billing Certificate Program

Medical Billing Certificate

Medical Billing Certificate Program

REQUIRED MEDICAL BILLING CERTIFICATE COURSES:

ENG 160: English Composition 1 or BUS 105: Introduction to Business Writing
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 105
This English Composition 1 course is designed to help students master the traditional five-paragraph essay along with its variations. Students will learn how to support a thesis with specific evidence and how to write an effective introduction, conclusion, and title. Students will learn how to develop the nine patterns of essay development. Throughout the course, students will review all the basic grammar rules, and they will also review and apply proper APA Style.
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BUS 105: Introduction to Business Writing
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: None
The Introduction to Business Writing course is designed to teach the basics of business writing. Topics include the different types of dictionaries and what is and is not included in these dictionaries. Basic grammar, style, and writing skills will be reviewed. This course will begin with a background lesson on parts of speech and sentence structures and then will progress into more specific areas, such as nouns, verbs, modifiers, punctuation, capitalization, and numbers.

HIT 107: Medical Terminology
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: None
This Medical Terminology course is designed to teach the basics of medical terminology. Medical Terminology orients students to the accurate uses, definitions, spelling, and pronunciations of medical terms used in the healthcare field. Students will analyze terms while learning to divide them into suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms. Emphasis will be placed on relating medical terms to the structural organization of the body. Through practical applications, students will learn to link abnormal conditions and diseases with diagnostic tests and procedures. In addition, students will be introduced to common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols.

HIM 228: Medical Billing and Reimbursement
Credits: 4
Co-requisite: HIT 107
This Medical Billing and Reimbursement course is designed to orient students to the background and importance of insurance, coding, and the billing processes encountered in a physician office setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the reimbursement process and all aspects of insurance billing for a full range of today’s healthcare plans. Emphasis is placed on the importance of accurate healthcare documentation and the contents of the medical record including: documentation requirements, legal and ethical issues, HIPAA regulations, and the AHIMA standards of ethical coding practices.

HIT 235: Medical Office Technology
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: None
This Medical Office Technology course teaches the skills necessary to use Medisoft Advanced Patient Accounting, one of the leading medical billing and scheduling software programs. Students will build their skills with Medisoft and will provide them with the knowledge they need to learn other medical billing software programs as well.

HIM 208: Electronic Health Information Management
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: None
This Electronic Health Information Management course is a complete resource tool for the student and/or professional learner. Â Electronic Health Information Management covers the different healthcare organizations and guides students through the various areas of the field. Students will learn the various influences of organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and The Joint Commission (formerly known as JHACO). In addition, students will be introduced to Electronic Health Records (EHR) software that is commonly used in healthcare settings. Students will learn how to enter patient demographics, store and retrieve patient records and chart notes, and transfer and important documents into the EHR.

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Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

This program offers you a sound education providing you with the competencies and skills to enter the healthcare workforce as a viable team member.

Medical Coding Certificate

This program helps prepare you to input the appropriate code for various medical services in order for healthcare practitioners and providers to receive payment for services rendered.

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

This program helps prepare you to gain the educational foundation to perform traditional pharmacist functions, specifically in drug distribution, inventory management, pharmacy administration, and serving patients.