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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Insurance and Coding

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Medical Insurance and Coding is one of the fastest-growing medical office specialties. Medical Insurance and Coding promises to increase in importance. Students learn to transform medical diagnoses and procedures into numbers or codes for purposes of reimbursement and recordkeeping.

This program is designed for individuals with previous medical experience in hospitals, medical centers, government facilities or insurance companies. (Individuals without previous experience should consider the Medical Office Specialist program, which provides training to work in a medical office.) This certificate program can be earned in coordination with the Medical Office Specialist degree. Courses are offered online or late afternoon and evening. To successfully complete this program, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. A grade of “C-” or better is required in the first course of a sequential course offering before enrolling in the second-level course of the sequence or in a prerequisite course. This includes HSC 120 , BCA 133  and MAP 141 .

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Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Complete the required COMPASS testing, obtaining a satisfactory score in writing skills (70 or higher) or an ACT writing score of 19 or higher or completion of ENG 060  with a grade of “B” or higher or program chairperson approval.
  3. Keyboarding speed of 40 nwpm or above as demonstrated by a five-minute test.

Required Courses


(Students must demonstrate a keyboarding speed of 25 NWPM or above by taking a five-minute test before enrolling in BCA 133 .)

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 25

 *Challenge test available. Must earn 74%.

Note: Graduates may sit, at their own expense, for the Certified Coding Associates designation through the American Health Information Management Association.

The majority of credits listed above are applicable to the AAS degree in Medical Office Specialist .

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