Medical Coding and Billing - Paramus
MCB303CT - Certificate Program
CIP Code: 51.0713
SOC Code: 29-2071
Day, Afternoon and Evening Programs
Program ObjectiveThe Medical Coding and Billing program is designed to prepare the student with a strong foundation on which to build a successful career as a competent entry-level coding and billing specialist. This well-rounded curriculum offers the student knowledge and skills in the technical areas of insurance industry, computer technology, federal and state regulation, coding techniques for physician and hospital, basic medical office administration, extensive practice in preparing medical/ hospital claims using electronic health records system as well as anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. Because of the wide range of opportunities for the graduate, the program also focuses on the business aspects of billing and coding practice including medical and health records management. Graduates will be adequately prepared to begin their role as a coding and billing specialist in the healthcare community. Upon completion of the program, graduates are encouraged to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam. This program prepares students for the certification testing, although there is no guarantee of passing the certification test and passing is not a graduation requirement. Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignment in each course, except internship.
Course DescriptionThis course provides the students, primarily in health-related programs, an understanding of the anatomy and physiology and medical terminology of the human body. This course focuses on the following body systems: Integumentary System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Nervous System, the Senses, and Digestive System.
Course DescriptionThis course is a continuation of BIO101T Anatomy and Physiology I. This course provides students with an understanding of the structure, function and medical terminology of the remaining organ systems. This course focuses on the following body systems: Endocrine System, Respiratory System, Circulatory System, the Blood, Lymphatic and Immune System, Urinary System and the Reproductive System.
Course DescriptionThis course will prepare the student to understand basic computer principles and use electronic records in a medical practice. The Electronic Medical Records course is designed to train future users of electronic health records programs to document patient exams, diagnosis, disorders, and coding. By the completion of this course the student will have the ability to understand and implement the electronic health records software, including data entry at the point of care, electronic coding from medical records using the latest in electronic health records, utilize advanced techniques to speed data entry, use the electronic health records to improve patient care, understand the privacy and security of health records, and use the electronic health records through different technology modes.
Course DescriptionThe student now applies practical application of all skills learned in a medical front office setting (i.e.: Doctor’s Office, Insurance Company, Billing Center).
Course DescriptionThis course provides an introduction to health information science, the health care delivery system, and the health information profession. Health record content, health record formats, analysis, retention, retrieval and accreditation standards are also addressed. Professional ethics are reviewed. Different levels of the healthcare delivery system are also examined. Paper-based health records as well as the electronic health record are reviewed and analyzed.
Course DescriptionThis course is a study of the purpose, use and application of medical classification systems, nomenclatures and other terminologies, including International Classification of Diseases Coding. Emphasis is placed on the current version of the International Classification of Diseases federal coding guidelines, coding conventions, and coding principles. Students will practice code assignments using various types of healthcare documentation (such as: inpatient, outpatient, emergency department, physician’s office).
Course DescriptionThis course provides an in-depth study of nomenclature and classification systems, especially ICD and HCPCS. The effects of the Prospective Payment System on quality coding are analyzed.
Course DescriptionIn this course, students will learn important computer and digital technology concepts and skills necessary to succeed in careers and in life. No prior computer experience is assumed. Students will become familiar with essential concepts, including an introduction to computers and the Internet, and computer hardware and software. Students will learn about computer networks, e-mail, and Internet security and privacy. Skills introduced are essential and valuable for all professions. They include operating systems and file management, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, Web research, and personal information management. This course has no prerequisites.
Course DescriptionThis course provides the student with the knowledge to understand the background and importance of insurance claims completion, accounts receivable, coding, and billing. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the basic electronic health information process and the opportunity to apply necessary knowledge for the release of patient information and maintain HIPAA privacy rules. The student will have the opportunity to understand basic principles and terminology of electronic data interchange (EDI) and to demonstrate understanding of computers, records management, and electronic claims submission.
Course DescriptionThis course introduces skills and strategies that will help students be successful in completing their course of study and in entering the world of work. The overall goal of this course is to facilitate a smooth transition to school by engaging the students in curriculum focusing on academic and life skills. Students will make connections with key personnel within the school who will assist with their questions and provide guidance throughout their education. Students learn about time management, financial management, goal setting, learning strategies, career awareness and critical thinking strategies that will provide them with skills to be successful in school and in life. Learning to work well in teams and individually are positive outcomes of the way this course is taught.