The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level medical billing and coding positions in ambulatory care treatment centers such as clinics, physician practices, managed care organizations, private billing services, and insurance companies.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Students must be willing to undergo a background check performed by the MCCCD approved vendor. (Students who are unsure of their background status may take a preliminary background check at their own expense before entering the program, results of which will not be sent to the college.)
The following courses must be completed within five (5) years of the Required Course(s) for which they are Prerequisite requirements: BIO201, BIO202, BPC110, HCC145, HCC164, HCC204, and HIM200.
Phoenix College offers a credit-based certificate.
GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE:GateWay Community College offers a clock-based certificate in Medical Billing and Coding
- Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior, and cultural competency skills according to ambulatory care professional practice standards. (HCC130, HIM181, HIM208, HIM213, HIM215, HIM216)
- Apply critical thinking skills to decision-making processes in accordance with ambulatory care standards and best practices. (HCC130, HIM180, HIM181, HIM208, HIM213, HIM215, HIM216)
- Apply legal and ethical concepts and principles applicable to ambulatory care setting regulations and guidelines. (HCC130, HIM181, HIM208, HIM213, HIM215, HIM216)
- Use health information technologies commonly used in ambulatory care settings. (BPC110, HIM105, HIM181, HIM211, HIM213, HIM215, HIM216)
- Apply anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology concepts in the ambulatory care coding function. (BIO156, BIO181, BIO201, BIO202, HCC145, HIM181, HIM200, HIM208, HIM213, HIM215, HIM216)
- Apply clinical nomenclatures, vocabularies, classification systems, and revenue cycle management. (HCC145, HIM180, HIM181, HIM208, HIM213, HIM215, HIM216)
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|BIO156||Introductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR|
|BIO181||General Biology (Majors) I (4)||4|
|BIO201||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO202||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BPC110||Computer Usage and Applications||3|
|HCC130||Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery||3|
|HCC145||Medical Terminology for Health Care Professions||3|
|HIM105||Computers in Healthcare and Health Record Systems||2|
|HIM180||Introduction to Medical Billing and Reimbursement||2|
|HIM181||Medical Claims Processing||3|
|HIM200||Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Health Information Management (HIM) Professionals||3|
|HIM208||ICD-CM Diagnostic Coding||2|
|HIM213||CPT and HCPCS Coding||3|
|HIM215||Physician-Based Billing and Coding Seminar||1|
|HIM216||Professional Practice in Physician-Based Billing and Coding||1|
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