Nov 29, 2021
(Please see the Herzing University Undergraduate Program Offerings by Location chart in the catalog for a list of Herzing locations offering this program.)
The goal of this program is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the content of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology. This program will provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of the insurance and billing processes and procedures. The student will gain an understanding of the importance of patient privacy while applying the principles of professional and ethical conduct. The program will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a medical biller in a hospital, clinic, physician’s office, or other healthcare facility.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Examine medical documentation for appropriate use of terminology, disease process, anatomy and physiology and pharmacology.
- Employ knowledge pertaining to insurance and billing guidelines.
- Understand principles of patient privacy and ethical conduct.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, medical records, medical biller and billing specialists, Insurance specialist, medical insurance representative, and medical billing and insurance associate.
A minimum of 61.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
All courses, 25.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Open Elective Courses
A minimum of 6.00 semester credit hours of open health focused electives is required.
Required Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
♢8.00 semester credit hours are required. (6.00 of these semester credit hours will satisfy general education science requirements)
Required Internship or Research Project
4.00 semester credit hours are required.
General Education Requirements
Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.
9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity)
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics
6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science ♢
3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences
♢Science Semester Credit Hours are satisfied through Anatomy and Physiology requirement listed above.