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Medical Coding and Billing Assistant (MOCB1)

Award: Certificate of achievement

Pathway to associate degree: Health Information Management Systems - Medical Coding and Billing (HIMC1)

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

18.0.

Major requirements

13.5

Option requirements

21.0

Total credit hours required

52.5

Major requirements for Medical Office (13.5 credit hrs.)

HIMS 1120Medical Terminology IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1130Medical Terminology IIONLINEHYBRID

4.5

HIMS 1150Introduction to Medical Law and EthicsONLINEHYBRID

4.5

General education requirements (18.0 credit hrs.)

Communications

English level I

4.5

Humanities/social sciences

Humanities/social sciences

4.5

Quantitative/numeracy skills

MATH 1220Business MathematicsONLINE

4.5

or higher level MATH course

Other

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

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

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.

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.

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