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Certificate in Medical Coding and Billing

Medical Terminology (MBMEDTE)

Class Description
This course provides the framework needed to understand medical terms through the analysis of word components, including an in-depth study of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and connecting and combining forms. Students will gain an understanding of medical terms by dissecting terms into their component parts. Students will also learn terms applicable to the structure, function and diseases of the human body. This course is a prerequisite for the remaining courses in this program.

Required book: The Language of Medicine, by Davi-Ellen Chabner, 11th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0323370813. Please make sure to bring the book to the first class.

ICD-10 Coding (MDICD10)

Class Description:
This course emphasizes the fundamentals of assigning International Classification of Diseases, ICD-10-CM and codes. Students learn the history of coding and coding conventions, and explore coding and billing issues.

Note: Students that will start in fall, must purchase next year books. Exam books bundle (CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM). BOOK can be purchased from AAPC
Requirements: Medical Terminology

CPT-4 Coding (MBCPTCO)

Class Description:
This course provides the student with an understanding of coding medical procedures and the accurate utilization of assigned codes. The classification system for coding medical procedures is reviewed through in-depth coverage of the correct usage of the Current Procedural Terminology Manual, CPT-4 and the Health Care Financing Administration Common Procedure Coding System, HCPCS and Level II codes.

Note: Students that will start in fall, must purchase next year books. Exam books bundle (CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM)
Requirements: Medical Terminology & ICD-10

Medical Billing (MBMEBIC)

Class Description:
Students learn the theory and basic financial techniques utilized in a physician’s office and other healthcare facilities to gain insight into the administrative and clerical aspects of a medical office. This class explores the principles and applications of medical and financial records management, billing details, appointment scheduling, insurance processing and accounts receivable. Students will use medical billing software.

Requirements: Medical Terminology, ICD-10 and CPT-4

Regulations (MBREGU)

Class Description:
This course gives students an understanding of the legal and ethical issues encountered in the delivery of health care services. Students learn regulations and procedures for claims filed with government agencies, including discussions of fraud and abuse, the National Correct Coding Initiative, NCCI as well as current health care legislation.

Note: This class can be taken at any time


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