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Medical Coding and Billing (HIMC1)

Award: Associate in applied science degree

Program location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, South Omaha Campus

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment as coding and billing specialists by providing the basic knowledge, understanding, and skills required to work in a medical facility.

Graduation Requirements

General education

27.0

Major requirements

48.0

Option requirements

21.0

Total credit hours required

96.0

General education requirements

See General education requirements for Health Information Management Systems

Major requirements for Health Information Management Systems

See Major requirements for Health Information Management Systems

Requirements for Health Information Management Systems – Medical Coding and Billing option (21.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

HIMS 1180Disease ProcessesONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1410Introduction to InsuranceONLINEHYBRID

3.0

HIMS 2155Fundamentals of PharmacologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2420Coding and Billing IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2430Coding and Billing IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Curriculum Plan

Below is a suggested guide for students planning careers in a medical office after two years of full-time study.

First Year

First quarter

English level I

4.5

HIMS 1111Healthcare CareersONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Second quarter

English level II

4.5

HIMS 1120Medical Terminology IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1150Introduction to Medical Law and EthicsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Third quarter

HIMS 1130Medical Terminology IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1212Microsoft Word for Medical OfficeONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HITP 1115Electronic Health Records (EHR) Lab ExperienceONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Fourth quarter

HIMS 1180Disease ProcessesONLINEHYBRID

4.5

MATH 1220Business MathematicsONLINE

4.5

HIMS 1410Introduction to InsuranceONLINEHYBRID

3.0

Total Credit Hours:12.0

Second Year

Fifth quarter

HIMS 1310Introduction to Anatomy and PhysiologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2110Principles of Management in HealthcareONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2400Introduction to Coding and BillingONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Sixth quarter

HIMS 2155Fundamentals of PharmacologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2420Coding and Billing IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HMRL 1010Human Relations SkillsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Seventh quarter

HIMS 2430Coding and Billing IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Social sciences elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:9.0

Eighth quarter

HIMS 2981Internship

4.0

HIMS 2980Medical Office ApplicationsONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:8.5

The degree option is an area of interest within a program. Although students may complete single or multiple options within this program, only the major degree is awarded.