2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Medical Front Office
Degree Plan: Medical Front Office Medical Coder Certificate



This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
New students who are entering the college for the first time should follow the version on this page.

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This is a new award effective Fall 2013.

(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.MEDOFC.CODER.14

The Medical Coder Certificate provides training in medical terminology, coding, billing, and insurance procedures. Entry-level employment opportunities that require a comprehensive knowledge of ICD and CPT codes are offered at medical offices, research facilities, health insurance companies, billing agencies, and allied health facilities. The Medical Coder certificate provides an external learning experience and a foundation to prepare for the national examinations.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

MDCA 1409 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology 3
7

SEMESTER I

POFI 1301 Computer Applications I 3
HITT 1301 Health Data Content and Structure 3
HPRS 2201 Pathophysiology 2
POFM 1300 Basic Medical Coding 3
11

SEMESTER II

MDCA 1205 Medical Law and Ethics 2
HITT 1342 Ambulatory Coding 3
HITT 1345 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HPRS 1310 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
11

SEMESTER III

HITT 2335 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies 3
HITT 2340 Advanced Medical Billing and Reimbursement 3
HITT 2245 Coding Certification Exam Review 2
HITT 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 2
10
Minimum Hours Required 39

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.


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