May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
May 2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science in Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Undergraduate Programs of Study

**Effective November 2, 2020, this program is no longer enrolling students.

Program Description

The goal of this 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, the 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 61.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Courses

All courses, 37.00 semester credit hours, are required.

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

*This requirement is being met by the programmatic science course requirements. 

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Undergraduate Programs of Study