Medical Billing and Coding C.A.

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Medical Billing and Coding C.A.

Department: Health Information Management

Total Credit Hours: 42

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (10 credits) 
Mathematics MAT 098  Beginning Algebra  4
Communication ENG 101  English Composition I 3
Social Science HIS 101 or US History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or US History since 1877  or
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 or
HIS 270  History of Missouri 
Core Course Requirements (32 credits)
  HIM 110 Medical Terminology 3
HIM 120/121 Health Care Data/Lab 3
HIM 125/126 Health Care Technologies/Lab 3
HIM 140 Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health 5
HIM 141 Patholphysiology 3
HIM 238 Healthcare Legal & Ethical Issues 3
HIM 220/221 ICD Coding/Lab 3
HIM 270/271 CPT Coding/Lab 3
HIM 280 Healthcare Billing & Reimbursement Issues 2
HIM 251 Billing/Coding Clinical * 2
HIM 252 CCA Review * 2
Total Required Hours: 42 credits

Students must complete CPT 103 prior to beginning the Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program.

*All certificate courses except HIM 251 & HIM 252 are transferable to the HIM AS Degree program. 

These courses are specific to the Coding and Billing Certificate of Achievement.

Suggested Schedule Planning

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
First Semester (16 credits)
ENG 101  English Composition I  3
HIM 110 Medical Terminology 3
HIM 120/121  Health Care Data/Lab 3
Choose one: HIS 101, 102, 115, or 270 3
MAT 098  Beginning Algebra  4
Second Semester (14 credits)
HIM 125/126 Health Care Technologies/Lab 3
HIM 140 Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health 5
HIM 141 Pathophysiology 3
HIM 238 Healthcare Legal & Ethical Issues 3
Third Semester (12 credits)
HIM 220/221 ICD Coding/Lab 3
HIM 270/271 CPT Coding/Lab 3
HIM 280 Healthcare Billing &Reimbursement Issues 2
HIM 251 Billing/Coding Clinical (2nd 8 weeks) * 2
HIM 252 CCA Review (2nd 8 weeks) * 2
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 42 credits

Students must complete CPT 103 prior to beginning the Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Program.

All certificate courses except HIM 251 & 252 are transferable to the HIM AS Degree program.

These courses are specific to the Coding and Billing Certificate of Achievement.

Certificate students are eligible to sit for the industry recognized AHIMA Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Credential.

Contact Information

Denise Lammers,
Office Coordinator
636-922-8280
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