Continuing Education

Insurance Billing and Coding for the Medical Office

Program Application

Career Overview

Medical Insurance Claims Coders classify health information to obtain insurance reimbursement for the healthcare provider’s expenses. They review documents for completeness and accuracy and transmit claims for payment. This program prepares the individual to work in medical offices and clinics. Completers of this program are eligible to take the Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) through the American Association of Professional Coders

Length & Cost of Training

This 352-hour program can typically be completed in two semesters by attending day or evening courses. Most courses are available online as well. Tuition is $2,304, not including textbooks.

Prerequisites

  • Documentation or assessment of entry-level academic skills in reading, writing, and math or previous college coursework
  • Documentation or assessment of computer skills – Windows, Word, or transcripted computer class

Coursework

Class Hours
Medical Terminology I (MDCA 1013) 64
Medical Law and Ethics for Health Professionals (PBHL 1001) 16
Human Disease/Pathophysiology (MDCA 1002) 48
Medical Office Procedures (MDCA 1021) 64
Computerized Health Records (HITT 1011) 48
Medical Insurance/Coding (MDCA 1043) 48
Advanced Medical Coding (POFM 2010) 64
Total 352
Course offerings vary by semester.
Additional course work recommended:
Certified Coding Exam Review (HITT 2049) 32
Pharmacology for Office Personnel (HPRS 2000) 64
For more information
Please call 972-238-6950 or
email HealthProfessions@dcccd.edu or
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