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Medical Coding and Billing Assistant (MOCB1)

Award: Certificate of achievement

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

This certificate of achievement provides students with the basic foundation needed to work in a healthcare facility as coding and billing assistants.

Graduation Requirements

General education

13.5

Major requirements

18.0

Option requirements

21.0

Total credit hours required

52.5

General education requirements

See General education requirements for Medical Office

Major requirements for Medical Office

See Major requirements for Medical Office

Option requirements for Medical Office – Medical Coding and Billing Assistant (21.0 credit hrs.)

Courses

HIMS 1180Disease ProcessesONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1410Introduction to InsuranceONLINEHYBRID

3.0

HIMS 2400Introduction to Coding and BillingONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2420Coding and Billing IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2430Coding and Billing IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

It is strongly recommended that students take HIMS 2155 Fundamentals of Pharmacology in order to meet entry-level requirements for working in medical coding and billing.

Curriculum Plan

Below is a suggested guide for students planning careers as medical coding and billing assistants after one year of full-time study.

First Year

First quarter

HIMS 1120Medical Terminology IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ENGL level I

4.5

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Second quarter

HIMS 1130Medical Terminology IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1150Introduction to Medical Law and EthicsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1410Introduction to InsuranceONLINEHYBRID

3.0

Total Credit Hours:12.0

Third quarter

HIMS 1180Disease ProcessesONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1310Introduction to Anatomy and PhysiologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2400Introduction to Coding and BillingONLINEHYBRID

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Fourth quarter

HIMS 2420Coding and Billing IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 2430Coding and Billing IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

MATH 1220Business MathematicsONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

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