Medical Billing and Coding


2 Credit Hours

Introduces the development of medical nomenclature and classification systems. Topics include coding of diseases and procedures, an overview of coding systems, and basic coding rules and conventions.

Prerequisite: HEA2200

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SCI2100 or SCI1120

 


2 Credit Hours

Teaches procedural coding, the assignment of DRGs, the relationship between coding to reimbursement, and selected nomenclature and classification systems.

Prerequisite: HEA2200

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SCI2100 or SCI1120

 


2 Credit Hours

Introduces the student to the new coding system used by hospitals for coding inpatient procedures. Students will learn how to analyze, assign, and sequence coding procedures in the ICD-10-PCS coding system and/or ICD-9-CM volume 3 procedure codes.

Prerequisites: HEA2200, MBC1100

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SCI2100 or SCI1120

 


2 Credit Hours

Prepares students to be skilled health professionals in the business areas of health facilities. Students learn to interpret insurance payment documents, organize financial records, follow up on claims, handle denials and rejections, understand billing and collection guidelines, and monitor the cash flow cycle.

Prerequisite: HEA1101

 


2 Credit Hours

Provides in-depth coverage of ICD, CPT, and HCPCS coding rubrics, conventions, principles, and updates as they apply to the coding of complex case studies. Students will assign codes and prospective payment categories using the required manuals.

Prerequisite: HEA2200, SCI2100, or SCI1120

Prerequisite or Corequisite: MBC2200

 


5 Credit Hours

Focuses on the integration of knowledge, skills, and techniques learned throughout the Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding program. This course reinforces the knowledge and skills needed to sit for a national certification exam.

Prerequisites: MBC1110, MBC2220, and departmental permission