The medical biller certificate teaches you how to process insurance forms, assign basic medical codes, and operate databases and medical billing computer software.
Coursework focuses on medical terminology and anatomy, basic ICD-10 and CPT coding, Medicare, and other government, private, self-insurance, and managed care plans. Prepare to work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, healthcare facilities, and billing departments of medical facilities, or to set up a private billing service.
Career options include medical billing specialist, reimbursement specialist, insurance claim analyst and claims examiner—with many work-from-home opportunities.
HCC’s Medical Coder and Medical Office Billing programs (CCC.MEDCODE, CCC.OA.MED.BIL) are designed to prepare students for the AAPC Medical Billing and AAPC Medical Coding Certification. This is a national certification, academic requirements for this industry certification in other states may vary based on organization and/or employer. HCC has not yet determined the status of the industry and/or employer requirements in all states.
For more information:
- View the AAPC Exam Certification FAQs
- Contact the program’s Department Chair, Maggie Medina email@example.com
This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate. It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements. Students should consult an advisor for graduation information.
Program Required Courses
YEAR I – First Semester
†HIM 1000 Introduction to Health Information Management - 3 cr.
†HSC 1531 Medical Terminology - 3 cr.
†OST 2854C Office Applications for Business - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Second Semester
†HIM 1112C Electronic Health Records 2 cr
†HIM 1453 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Coding 4 cr
†OST 1335 Business Communications - 3 cr.
YEAR I – Third Semester
†APA 1111 Basic Accounting - 3 cr. †HIM 2724 ICD-10 Coding 4 cr
†HIM 2253 CPT Coding - 3 cr.
YEAR II – First Semester
*†HIM 2275C Medical Billing and Insurance I - 3 cr.
†HIM 2272C Billing and Insurance II - 3 cr.
†Courses symbolized with a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery methods. Online availability may vary by academic term.