Medical Coding-Billing

Medical Coding and Billing Specialist – Online Program

(Certificate – 2 years)

The online Medical Coding and Billing Specialist program prepares students for entry-level positions in the healthcare industry performing medical coding and processing health care insurance claims. Medical coders and billing specialists play a vital role in the financial viability of any healthcare organizations. Medical Coding and Billing Specialists are employed in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and health insurance companies, just to name a few. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to write for a national examination.

Medical Coding and Billing students are required to achieve a grade of 75% (C) or higher in medical coding and billing course work to remain in the program.

The program contains the following courses:

First Semester Credits
COL 102 College & Career Readiness  1
HIT 110 Introduction to Health Information Management 4
ENG 101/105 English 3
BIO 105 Anatomy & Physiology 4
Total First Semester Credits 12

Second Semester
BUS 116 Medical Terminology 4
HIT 108 Medical Office Procedures 2
HIT 109 Health Care Data Structure (1st 8 weeks) 2
CIT 161 Fundamentals of Computer Applications 4
Total Second Semester Credits 12

Third Semester
HIT 205 Disease Process & Pharmacology 4
HIT 226 ICD-10-CM/PCS 4
Total Third Semester Credits 8

Fourth Semester
HIT 215 Ambulatory Care Coding 4
HIT 212 Health Care Insurance (2nd 8 weeks) 2
HIT 216 CCA Review (2nd 8 weeks) 2
HIT 103 Medical Coding/Billing Capstone 2
Total Fourth Semester Credits 10
Total Program Credits Credits: 42

GCC reserves the right to revise these requirements as needed. Please consult the program director at extension 245 or for updated materials on program requirements.

Students in online classes must have a computer system, Internet access, word processing program, and email accessibility as these are the tools necessary to be successful in an online course. Inaccessibility or computer system failures will not be an acceptable excuse for incomplete or late work.

Program Outcomes & Assessment

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