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Medical Billing and Coding Diploma

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CIP Code: 51.0713
New York Hegis Code: 5213
Available online in all states

Program: DMBC

Medical billing and coding professionals play an important role in healthcare today. They code patients’ diagnosis and submit claims to insurance providers or government agencies for the payment of services and treatments. The healthcare sector needs skilled, qualified medical insurance billers and coders to accurately record, register and track payments within the reimbursement process. Students in the Medical Billing and Coding diploma program develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of entry-level coders in both hospital and physician offices. Students completing the diploma program will be prepared for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam given by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). Credits for the Medical Billing and Coding diploma program articulate into the Medical Reimbursement & Coding, AAS degree.

Graduates of this diploma plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:

  • Demonstrate competency to assemble, process, maintain, store, abstract, analyze, index, and retrieve health information data.
  • Analyze the results of aggregate coded data to report findings and trends.
  • Abstract information from medical charts to assign the correct diagnosis (ICD-10), procedure (CPT), and supply (HCPCS Level II) code in a variety of medical situations.
  • Evaluate the accuracy and completeness of the patient record as defined by policy, external regulations and standards.
  • Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
  • Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
  • Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
  • Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
  • Participate in social, learning, and professional communities for personal and career growth.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills employers expect of new hires entering the career field.

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