September 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Diploma in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist (DIBCS)
(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.)
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.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Analyze medical documentation for appropriate codes using terminology, disease process, anatomy and physiology and pharmacology.
- Employ appropriate coding format and guidelines to assign diagnosis codes.
- Employ appropriate coding format and guidelines to assign procedure codes.
- 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.
A minimum of 44.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.