Description

Individuals trained in utilizing electronic healthcare records have the opportunity to improve the quality and convenience of patient care, increase patient participation in their own care, improve the accuracy of coding, diagnoses, and insurance processing, and increase the efficiency and cost savings of the medical practice. This program is intended to train those who wish to gain employment in medical billing and health information management utilizing electronic health systems. Employment opportunities may be in either the public or private sector, including positions in the offices of private physicians, hospitals, and medical centers. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, health records management, insurance procedures and billing software, medical coding, as well as skills in business communications and office administration that are vital for success in this growing field. Graduates will have the opportunity to participate as an important member of the healthcare team.

Objectives

The Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program is designed to train the student for an entry level position as a medical billing specialist, medical coding specialist, and for a variety of positions in the health information field and to function effectively as an integral member of the physician’s health care team. Graduates of the program will possess the skills to successfully per form medical office procedures, medical keyboarding, health care records management, process medical insurance, follow healthcare laws and ethics, and basic coding procedures.

Admission Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background Check and Drug Screening where applicable

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certificate

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive a Certificate as an Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, students must complete 31.5 credit hours (991 clock hours). This Certificate program can be completed in 8 months for full-time students and 15 months for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

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Courses: 31.5 credit hours

Credit Hours Clock Hours Federal Student Aid
EBC 1101: Orientation to Healthcare 4.0 118 3.15
EBC 1224: Electronic Coding for Systems: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, auditory and ophthalmic 4.0 119 3.17
EBC 1225: Electronic Coding for Systems: Reproductive, urinary, and nervous 4.0 119 3.17
EBC 1226: Electronic Coding for Systems: Cardiovascular, blood, and lymphatic 4.0 119 3.17
EBC 1227: Electronic Coding for Systems: Endocrine, digestive, and respiratory 4.0 119 3.17
EBC 1220: Medical Terminology 4.0 119 3.17
EBC 1221: Electronic Healthcare Billing 4.0 118 3.15
EBC 2000: Externship 3.5 160 4.27

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma

Campus Information
Method of Delivery
  • On Campus
  • Hybrid
Course Outline

To receive a Diploma as an Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, students must complete 31.5 credit hours (991 clock hours). This Diploma program can be completed in 8 months for full-time students and 15 months for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

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Core Courses: 31.5 credit hours

Credit Hours Clock Hours Federal Student Aid
EBC 1101: Orientation to Healthcare 4.0 118 3.15
EBC 1224: Electronic Coding for Systems: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, auditory and ophthalmic 4.0 119 3.17
EBC 1225: Electronic Coding for Systems: Reproductive, urinary, and nervous 4.0 119 3.17
EBC 1226: Electronic Coding for Systems: Cardiovascular, blood, and lymphatic 4.0 119 3.17
EBC 1227: Electronic Coding for Systems: Endocrine, digestive, and respiratory 4.0 119 3.17
EBC 1220: Medical Terminology 4.0 119 3.17
EBC 1221: Electronic Healthcare Billing 4.0 118 3.15
EBC 2000: Externship 3.5 160 4.27