Billing & Coding Specialist Curriculum

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Diploma

The Billing & Coding Specialist Diploma Program provides students with learning experiences to help develop skills and attitudes to excel in the billing and coding field. Diverse medical settings have different requirements and these are addressed. In addition, these classes promote ethics and integrity in coding, billing, and handling of medical and billing information by covering fraud and abuse as it relates to billing and coding. Release, disclosure, and HIPAA requirements are also covered. Chart analysis for the required use of modifiers and for verification of correct codes are covered so that our graduates can audit for correct levels of coding. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 12 months. All course credits earned in this program are applicable to the Billing and Coding Specialist Associate of Science Degree Program.

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Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
BCS100 Reimbursement and Coding 4
BCS111 Anatomy & Physiology for Reimbursement 4
BCS115 Technology in the Medical Office 4
BCS161 ICD 4
BCS162 Procedural Coding 4
BCS163 Modifiers and Intermediate Coding 4
BCS165 Coding Clinic 4
BCS232 Surgical Procedure Coding 4
BCS233 Medical Office Management 4
BCS261 Reimbursement Methodology 4
BCS262 Claims Production 4
BCS265 Comprehensive Coding 4
CIS106 Computer Applications 4
INT142 Professional Seminar and Internship or Capstone Project 4
MED103 Medical Terminology 4
SFS140 Strategies for Success 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 64

Associate of Science Degree

The Billing & Coding Specialist Associate of Science Degree Program is designed to prepare the student to become proficient in ICD Coding, HCPCS Coding, and claims preparation. Diverse medical settings have various requirements and these are addressed. In addition, these classes promote ethics and integrity in billing, coding and handling of medical and billing information by covering fraud and abuse as it relates to billing and coding. Release, disclosure, and HIPAA requirements are also covered. Chart analysis for the required use of modifiers and for verification of correct codes is covered so that our graduates can audit for correct levels of coding. This degree program also provides graduates general education courses to help manage interpersonal and social situations by preparing them to advance in their professional and personal life. The Billing & Coding Specialist Program provides the students an education that is competency based and assessed according to the entry-level field requirements of the billing and coding field. These classes are designed for full-time students to complete the program in 18 months. All credits earned in this program are applicable to the Health Care Administration - Billing and Coding Bachelor of Science Degree Program.

This program requires all the courses in the Billing & Coding Specialist Diploma Program as well as the following:

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Program Requirements Quarter Course Credit Hours
BCS243 Claims Examining 4
BCS253 Billing & Coding Advanced Compliance 4
COM208* Public Speaking 4
CRT210* Critical Thinking 4
ENG101* General English 4
ENG211* Composition I 4
MTH103* College Math 4
PSY202* Psychology 4
Total Quarter Course Credit Hours Required 96

*This course fulfills a general education requirement.

January 1, 2014

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