Oct 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Medical Billing and Coding-Diploma

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Diploma Program - 62 Quarter Credit Hours

Fort Wayne, Indianapolis-Downtown, Indianapolis-East, Columbus-OH, and Evansville Campuses Only. This program is also offered through Distance Education.

This program seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply coding classification systems for billing medical professional services to insurance companies, maintaining patient accounts and performing billing procedures for optimal claim reimbursement. Students will be trained to utilize medical office software programs to input patient insurance and registration data, manage health information files, schedule appointments and submit electronic claims forms. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of compliance with state and federal regulations and managed care policies. A high degree of accuracy and a working knowledge of medical terminology, diseases and treatments are important skills for this profession. Employment opportunities include physician’s offices, clinics, inpatient care facilities, medical billing management companies and insurance companies.

Program Objectives

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Perform administrative aspects of health care providers’ business operations.
  2. Prepare accurate health claims for medical reimbursement.
  3. Manage accurate patient records complying with scope of legal and regulatory boundaries.
  4. Audit and interpret medical information for efficient reporting to appropriate agencies.
  5. Conduct self in ethical and professional manner while functioning as an integral member of the health care team.
  6. Prepare to take professional credentialing exam and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through professional development to ensure up-to-date knowledge.

56 Credit Hours

6 Credit Hours

Program Specific Notes

Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.

Students who reside more than 60 miles from a campus offering this program of study must complete INS 2990  in place of the externship. Please refer to the Experiential Learning section of this catalog for additional information.

Students are required to complete CD 1000  - Career Development to meet the graduation requirements of the program.

Program Length: The Medical Billing and Coding-Diploma program is 60 weeks in length and 636 or 708 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Medical Billing and Coding-Diploma program is offered in residential, distance learning, or blended instructional delivery formats.


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