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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
    
2021 - 2022 Catalog

Medical Office Professions - Health Insurance Coding and Claims Specialist - Advanced Certificate


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Program Code: CBA.35286

The efficiency of a medical office and the quality of medical care provided depend in large part upon the staff members who supplement and support the role of the physician. As a medical office staff member, you must have strong communication skills, organizational ability, computer knowledge, and excellent human relations skills.

Health insurance coding and claims specialists accurately report physician services for reimbursement to patients' insurance companies. They are also required to understand the legal responsibilities of medical office staff members.

This certificate has a common core of classes that is also required for the Medical Administrative Assistant Associate in Business Studies Degree. Those core classes include BIO 101W , HSC 105 , HSC 205W , HSC 210 , OAT 105W , and OAT 151 .

Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Semester Credits: 8


Fall Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 3


Winter Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 3


Total Credits: 30


Notations


  1. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required in the following courses: BIO 101W , HSC 105 , OAT 151 , OAT 171 , OAT 243 , OAT 244 , OAT 254 , and OAT 255 .
  2. BIO 101W , HSC 105 , HSC 205W , OAT 171 , OAT 243 , OAT 244 , OAT 254 , and OAT 255  are Key courses and must be completed within 5 years of completing certificate. Failure to complete within the stated time frame will require you to repeat this course. See Graduation Requirements .
  3. OAT 170  with a “B” grade or better is a prerequisite for OAT 171 . Keyboarding waiver test is available for OAT 170 . Contact the BIT Division office, 989-686-9127, to arrange for waiver test.
  4. Credit by exam is available for OAT 151 , OAT 171 , OAT 243 , and OAT 244 . Contact the Assessment Testing office, 989-686-9182, to arrange for credit by exam test.
  5. HSC 105  and one of the following: BIO 101W , BIO 140W , BIO 152W , BIO 153W , or BIO 240 , both with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) are prerequisites for HSC 210 .

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