Medical Billing Clerk, TCC Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Moultrie VPC, Thomasville, Tifton, Cairo

The Medical Billing Clerk program provides instruction in medical insurance and medical billing for reimbursement purposes.

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will produce properly formatted business documents such as a letter, envelope, and business report from straight and/or rough draft copy using various word processing features.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Medical Billing Clerk, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 22 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a degree or a diploma program.

Cost
Books: $165.30
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $712.00
Total: $1,186.30
Books: $269.80
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $534.00
Total: $1,087.80
Books: $584.59
Fees: $324.00
Tuition: $712.00
Total: $1,620.59
Curriculum Outline (22 hours)
1: Basic Skills Courses 5
ALHS 1011

5.00 Credits Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.

5
2: Occupational Courses (22 hours) 17
ALHS 1090

2.00 Credits Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.

2
COMP 1000

3.00 Credits Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

3
BUSN 1440

4.00 Credits Pre-requisite(s): Demonstrated ability to key at least 25 wpm on a 3-minute timing with no more than 3 errors. Pre/Co-requisite(s): COMP 1000 NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the entry level occupational work ethics course during the same term. Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

4
BUSN 2370

3.00 Credits Pre-requisite(s): (ALHS 1011 or BUSN 2310) & (ALHS 1090 or BUSN 2300) NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the capstone level occupational work ethics course during the same term. Provides an introduction to medical coding skills and applications of international coding standards for billing of health care services. Provides the knowledge and skills to apply coding of diagnostic statements and procedures for billing purposes. Provides an introduction to medical coding as it relates to health insurance. Topics include: International classification of diseases, code book formats; coding techniques; formats of the ICD and CPT manuals; health insurance; billing, reimbursement, and collections; and managed care.

3
BUSN Elec - Occupational Guided Elective 2
Elective 3
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