School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math, 505-428-1837
Medical Billers and Coders are professionals skilled in classifying patient medical records. They transform verbal and written descriptions of disease, supplies, and procedures into alpha-numeric designations. Accuracy is extremely important to medical practices and hospital facilities because of its impact on revenues. Medical Billers and Coders are involved with reimbursement of health care insurance claims, maintenance of accurate statistics, and research. Both ambulatory and inpatient hospital facilities employ these professionals.
The Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding prepares students to take the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam and/or the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. These credentials (CCA and CPC) are entry-level credentials for students seeking employment in the field of medical billing and coding. Courses are sequenced to build skill level.
To be eligible for the certificate, students must have:
- Completed ENGL 109 and MATH 101 with a C or higher or earned equivalent Accuplacer scores.
- Completed all prerequisite courses with a C or higher.
- Submitted a completed program application (available after meeting with a school advisor).