Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

Cheryl Kuck, MS, Coordinator
Phone: (419) 995-8256
Office: TL 102H

Students in the Medical Billing and Coding certificate are trained for entry-level coding and billing positions in a wide variety of healthcare settings such as physician medical offices, clinics, medical insurance companies, and various other health-oriented organizations. Students will develop skills that impact medical reimbursement and are essential for the financial stability of every healthcare organization providing patient services and treatment. Skill sets include application of ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding systems, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, electronic health records, processing insurance claims, and reimbursement practices.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Transform narrative descriptions of procedures and diagnoses into numerical billing format utilizing ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS classification system.
  2. Identify the procedures for patient record retrieval and reimbursement
  3. Apply computer and information literacy skills using electronic health records software.
  4. Interpret coding guidelines and federal regulations for accurate code number assignment and completion of billing forms.
  5. Ensure document compliance for services being billed.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication skills, professional behaviors, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  7. Prepare for successfully passing a national certifying exam as a medical coder.

Technical Standards
See here for details.

“C” grade policy

  • A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for graduation.
  • A grade of “C” or higher must be achieved in all courses carrying the specific program prefix such as DHY, EMS, MAT, NSG, OTA, PNS, PTA, RAD, RES and SRG.
  • All programs and certificates require a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in required science courses and in required basic/related health science (BHS) courses as well as in selected general education and basic/related science courses (see program requirements).

All of the following required coursework needs to have been completed within five years of matriculation into a Health Sciences program or certificate.

BIO 1000Basic Human Structure and Function3
BIO 1110Anatomy and Physiology I (The age requirement may be waived by the Program Chair or Coordinator if the applicant is currently working in a healthcare field. )4
BIO 1120Anatomy and Physiology II (The age requirement may be waived by the Program Chair or Coordinator if the applicant is currently working in a healthcare field. )4
BIO 1400Microbiology4
BHS 1390Medical Terminology2
BHS 2110Growth and Development: Lifespan2
CHM 1120Introductory Organic and Biochemistry4
DTN 1220Principles of Nutrition2
NSG 1721Pharmacology for Nursing2

*NOTE: CPT 1250 Computer Applications in the Workplace also applies to the "C" grade policy (including 5 year age requirement) for the Medical Billing and Coding certificate program.