Medical Office Billing and Coding

Medical Office Billing and Coding


Program Description:

The Medical Office Billing and Coding is a hybrid program that provides online and face-to-face instruction. The program will prepare students to work in a medical office setting and provide the skills and knowledge necessary for a more advanced medical records career. This program consist of four courses and will prepare one for the CPC Certification.

Admission Requirements:

Student will complete registration form either in-person (H103) or via email (CEWD@alvincollege.edu).  Payment in full is due at the time of registration.  

Required Courses and Descriptions:

Online Medical Terminology class will include the study and practical application of a medical vocabulary system. This course will also cover essential anatomy to give the student a better understanding of the terminology they are learning. It will include body systems, structure, recognition, analysis, definition, spelling, pronunciation, and medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, roots and combining forms. Prerequisites: HS diploma/GED transcript. TEXTBOOK REQUIRED. (This course is used for both Medical Office Billing and Coding and Clinical Medical Assistant)

Survey of medical insurance including the life cycle of various claim forms, terminology, patient relations, and legal and ethical issues. Must enroll concurrently in CEMDCA 1013 (Medical Terminology). Must pass CEMDCA 1013 and CEPOFM 1027 with a grade of 75 to continue in program. TEXTBOOK REQUIRED..

Medical Administrative Support is a hybrid course, online and face-to-face, that will provide training in medical office procedures including appointment scheduling, medical records creation and maintenance, telephone communication, professionalism, coding, billing, collecting, third-party reimbursement, and application of governmental health care guidelines. The program includes a mandatory 4.5 hours of online classwork and a 3-hour, face-to-face class that meets Wednesday evenings. Prerequisites: Must pass CEMDCA 1013 and CEPOFM 1027 with a grade of 75 to enroll.

Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this online, instructor-led course, you'll learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-10-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field—doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes, insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home. MANUALS REQUIRED.

You'll need access to both of the main medical coding books we'll use in this course:

  • CPT Manual, Professional Edition (2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015 edition)
  • ICD-10-CM Manual (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016* edition)

Upcoming Courses

 

Course No. Course Name Date(s) Time Day Room Instructor
CEMDCA 1013 INA Medical Terminology 1/19/2022 - 5/11/2022 TBA TBA WWW S. Nelson
CEPOFM 1060 IN Medical Insurance & Billing 1/19/2022 - 5/11/2022 TBA TBA WWW S. Nelson
CEPOFM 1017 Medical Admin Support TBD        
  ICD-10 Medical Coding         Ed2Go

 

The approximate cost of the ACC Medical Office Billing and Coding Program is $2,033. This does not include fees or books. Approximate costs are calculated using in-district tuition rates. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.