Advanced Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding

Certificate Level: Undergraduate
Admission Requirements: High school transcript minimum
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 3 Quarters
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.0713
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-2071

About the Program

This online certificate program is designed for coders with prior experience who wish to gain additional coursework or to prepare for certification exams in these areas.

Students select from two tracks:

  • Professional Medical Billing and Coding - designed for coders with prior experience whose goal is to work in physician offices.  Students will learn principles of medical billing and coding for physician practices.  The three main code sets discussed include CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS.
  • Facility Medical Billing and Coding - designed for coders with prior experience whose goal is to work in a facility.  Students will learn principles of medical billing and coding related to facilities.  This track will discuss four main code sets:  CPT, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and HCPCS.  The curriculum covers principles of medical billing and coding for inpatient and outpatient hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. 

Program Requirements

General Requirements
MBC 101Medical Terminology for Billers and Coders3.0
or MBC 250 Medical Billing Software
MBC 201Medical Billing I3.0
MBC 202Medical Billing II3.0
Tracks: Select One9.0
Professional Track
Physician-Based Medical Coding I
Physician-Based Medical Coding II
Physician-Based Chart Auditing
Facility Track
Hospital-Based Medical Coding I
Hospital-Based Medical Coding II
Hospital-Based Case Studies
Total Credits18.0

Sample Plan of Study

Professional Medical Billing and Coding Track

Term 1Credits
MBC 101
or 250
Medical Terminology for Billers and Coders
Medical Billing Software
3.0
MBC 201Medical Billing I3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
MBC 202Medical Billing II3.0
MBC 301Physician-Based Medical Coding I3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
MBC 302Physician-Based Medical Coding II3.0
MBC 350Physician-Based Chart Auditing3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 18.0

Facility Medical Billing and Coding Track

Term 1Credits
MBC 101
or 250
Medical Terminology for Billers and Coders
Medical Billing Software
3.0
MBC 201Medical Billing I3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
MBC 202Medical Billing II3.0
MBC 303Hospital-Based Medical Coding I3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
MBC 304Hospital-Based Medical Coding II3.0
MBC 360Hospital-Based Case Studies3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 18.0

Additional Information

Contact:

Drexel University Online
Email:  DUonline@drexel.com

Phone:  877-215-0009
 

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