Medical Office Coder/Reimbursement Specialist-Fast Track (221-285-90)

Award: Certificate in Career Studies
Option: Medical Office Coder/Reimbursement Specialist
Length: Twenty-eight (28) credit hours. (Designed for both part-time and full-time students, this certificate program may be completed in 2-3 semesters depending on student’s course load.)
Lead Faculty/Program Head: Cinda Schmitt

Gainful Employment

Purpose: This option is for someone interested in medical coding and reimbursement.

With the Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) program, the student will gain the skills needed to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical billing specialist, medical coder, or medical office manager. In this program, the student will gain experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-9 (10)-CM and the CPT, while the student learns how to code disorders, services, and procedures for all systems of the body. The program also covers the Healthcare Procedural Coding System (HCPCS). In addition, the student will master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field, including HIPAA compliance requirements, industry-specific techniques for filing insurance, and diagnostic and procedural coding tasks.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Career Studies Certificate from Paul D. Camp Community College. The student can then register, prepare for, and take the National Exams for Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and/or Certified Reimbursement Specialist (CRS).

Occupational Objectives

To obtain a position using coding or reimbursement in the healthcare industry.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the College. In addition to the admissions requirements established by the College, entry into the Medical Office Coder/Reimbursement specialist requires proficiency in reading and mathematics. Students with deficiencies will be advised to take developmental courses offered by the College.

Course Schedule

HLT 143 Medical Terminology I 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications 3
MDA 208 Medical Coding (1st -8 weeks) 2
HIM 254 Adv. Coding/R. (2nd -8 weeks) 3
MDA 210 Medical Office Software(2nd 8 weeks) 1
Medical Law & Ethics (1st -8 weeks) 2
Total 14
HLT 144 Medical Terminology II 3
HIM 110 Intro to Human Pathology 3
AST 205 Business Communications 3
HIM 106 International Classifications of Diseases (1st 8 weeks) 2
MDA 209 Med Office Ins (2nd -8 weeks) 2
HIM 195 E-Health Records (1st 8 weeks) 1
Total 14
Total Minimum Credits 28