2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges
Program: Medical Front Office
Degree Plan: Medical Front Office Medical Coder Certificate
This is a new award effective Fall 2013.
(Level I Certificate)
- 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.
||Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies
||Advanced Medical Billing and Reimbursement
||Coding Certification Exam Review
||Practicum (or Field Experience)-Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
|Minimum Hours Required
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.