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Certificate

Medical Coding and Billing

Students gain skills and knowledge in computer applications, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical office procedures, medical coding, and medical billing. A certificate in Medical Coding and Billing is a foundation to a rewarding healthcare career in many healthcare settings including medical offices, hospitals, and medical billing firms. Students are encouraged to build on the certificate and obtain an Associate’s degree at the College.

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Requirements
CoursesCredits
GIT101   Typing I 3
GIT110   Computer Applications 3
BIT103   Medical Terminology 3
BUS102   Business Communication 3
GIT150   Database Applications 3
BIO105   Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIT203   Medical Office Procedures 3
BIT207   Medical Coding and Billing 3
BIT208   Advanced Medical Coding and Billing 3
BIT209   Pharmacology for Medical Coding 1
Total Credits 29

Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Coding and Billing Certificate, students are able to:

  • Demonstrate desirable work habits including verbal/written communication skills, technological competence, critical thinking, problem solving, self-reliance, cooperativeness, and adaptability.
  • Analyze ethical issues and apply ethical standards in the performance of responsibilities in the healthcare environment.
  • Assume an entry-level position as a medical coder and/or billing specialist in various health care settings.
  • Sit for the national qualifying examination for a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or the examination for a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).
  • Demonstrate the ability to code and bill abstract health information from reading a medical chart to assigning the correct diagnosis (ICD-9), procedure (CPT), and supply (HCPCS Level II) code in a wide variety of medical settings.

The United States Labor Bureau predicts an 15% increase in the number of Medical Billing and Coding employment opportunities through the year 2024.

Full Time Faculty

Louis Beco
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215D
Phone: 774.330.4398
Email: lbeco@capecod.edu

Michael Bejtlich
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215F
Phone: 774.330.4519
Email: mbejtlich@capecod.edu

Kathleen Bent, Business Department Chair
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215C
Phone: 774.330.4517
Email: kbent@capecod.edu

Mary Jean Huettner
Office: Lorusso Technology, 215G
Phone: 774.330.4350
Email: mhuettner@capecod.edu

Andrea Lyons
Office: Lorusso Technology, Tech 215B
Phone: 774.330.4743
Email: alyons@capecod.edu

Adjunct Faculty
Fozia Ahmed
Louladey Assefa
Cam Beale
Nancy Dempsey
Gwenn Dyson
Mark Ells
Gail Knell
Doreen Lawrence
Florence Lucci
Elaine Moore
Debora Morgan
Michael Otto
Else Rhodes
James Ruane
Debora Sementa
Lawrence Silverman
Victor Smith
Juanita Sweet
Alfred Towle
David Ziemba