This certificate program is designed for the student interested in specializing in a career in medical insurance coding and billing. Curriculum is structured to provide the student with lecture as well as competency-based training in medical procedural coding and diagnosis coding as well as third party reimbursement procedures. Medical coding and reimbursement certificate students must maintain a grade of “C” or better in all required courses. It is possible that students will be required to repeat MAP and/or PLB courses, based upon the time sequence when these program courses were completed. Successful graduates are prepared to pursue positions in medical billing offices, medical collection agencies, and insurance companies. Successful graduates are also eligible to sit for national certification exams as a professional coder and reimbursement specialist.*
There are technical standards and skill requirements which students are expected to possess and demonstrate in order to be successful in this program. More information on these standards can be found on the Web page for this program.