2020-2021 Catalog

Medical Billing Coding and Insurance Certificate of Completion

45 credits

The Medical Billing, Coding, and Insurance Certificate of Completion is provided by the Office Professions Department.


Program Description

The Medical Billing, Coding, and Insurance Certificate of Completion prepares students for employment in medical billing and coding positions within healthcare facilities.  Student will gain skills and knowledge in specific courses geared towards healthcare industry, including medical terminology, legal and ethical issues, foundation in medical coding and billing, understanding of human disease and pharmacology, and basic computer application skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and database.  After completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to take one of the national certification examinations.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the Medical Billing, Coding, and Insurance Certificate of Completion will be prepared for employment in entry-level billing, coding, and insurance positions. According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, for Healthcare Support Occupations the current average salary in Montana is $30,720.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate of Completion in Medical Billing, Coding, and Insurance, graduates will be able to:
  • Define medical terms and identify body systems and functions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical/legal aspects of medical office employment.
  • Demonstrate skills in coding and billing for medical reimbursement. 
  • Create and maintain spreadsheets, database, presentations, and word processing documents.
  • Demonstrate skills required for administrative responsibilities in a medical facility. 
  • Discuss considerations for Native American/Alaska Native populations in the workplace.

 

 

Fall

Fall

BUMG160Personal Finance

3

CAPP105Computers for College Success

1

ALLH101Career Essentials for Health Sciences

2

HIEP118Medical Terminology

4

HIEP121Medical Legal Aspects

2

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter

CAPP160Computer Applications

3

ENGL101English Composition I

3

HIEP141Medical Coding and Billing

4

HIEP162Introduction to Human Disease I

3

OFED142Professional Relationships in the Workplace

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring

HIEP171Medical Administrative Practices

4

HIEP172Introduction to Human Disease II

3

MAST143Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant

3

OFED171Customer Service

2

OFED290Office Practicum

2

Total Credit Hours:14

 

The Medical Billing, Coding, and Insurance Program has designated the following courses as embedding the "4 Cs" competencies:  Communication: OFED 142.  Critical Thinking: HIEP 141 and CAPP 105. Cultural Understanding: CAPP 160. Citizenship: OFED 142 and HIEP 121. Information Literacy is taught in CAPP 105.

Total Credit Hours: 45

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