This concentration provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to process medical insurance forms and to code medical records using the CPT and ICD-CM coding systems. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national Certified Professional Coders examination. Employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations.
Note: Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.
|COURSE NO.||COURSE TITLE||COURSE NOTES||CREDITS|
|BIOL 1070||Human Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|MEDL 2350||Medical Terminology||2|
|MEDL 2390||CPT Medical Insurance Coding||3|
|MEDL 2400||ICD-CM Medical Insurance Coding||2|
|OFTD 1120||Microcomputer Keyboarding||3|
|ENGL 1400||Business Writing for Office Professionals||3|
|MEDL 2410||Medical Insurance Billing||3|
|MEDL 2420||Practical Applications in Professional Medical Coding||4|
|MEDL 2430||Elect Med Records and Prac Mgmt||3|
|MATH 1005||Business Mathematics||3|
Total General Education Requirements Credits 29
Most students in this certificate program attend part time and take two courses each semester. Therefore, the average time to complete the Medical Insurance Billing Specialist certificate as a part-time student could be five semesters (or 30 months). Students who choose to attend full time and are proficient in keyboarding could complete this certificate program in as few as two semesters (12 months). For more information about the number of CCRI graduates in this program and other important gainful employment information, please visit this page.