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  Nov 18, 2017
 
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist (DIBCS)


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(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

The goal of this diploma program is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the content of the medical record as well as extensive training in anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology. This program will provide the student with the knowledge and understanding to analyze medical records and assign codes to classify diagnoses and procedures while applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct. The program will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a medical biller and/or medical coder in a hospital, clinic, physician’s office, or other healthcare facility.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Analyze medical documentation for appropriate codes using terminology, disease process, anatomy and physiology and pharmacology.
  2. Employ appropriate coding format and guidelines to assign diagnosis codes.
  3. Employ appropriate coding format and guidelines to assign procedure codes.
  4. Apply medical billing and reimbursement methodology.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, medical records, medical billers, medical secretaries, and coding specialists.

Program Content

A minimum of 43.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses


All courses, 29.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Internship or Research Project


4.00 semester credit hours are required.

Note:


* Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.

** Enrollment in a student readiness training is required four terms prior to internship course.  Successful completion of training is required prior to internship course enrollment.

Personal and Professional Development Courses


2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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