Medical Billing and Coding Courses - Associate Degree Program

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Medical Billing and Coding courses offered through UMA are designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for coding healthcare services and processing healthcare claims. Throughout the associate degree program, you have the opportunity to learn medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes and surgical procedures.

UMA’s Medical Billing and Coding training covers critical topics such as the lifecycle of an insurance claim, healthcare settings, healthcare payers, procedure and diagnosis coding from medical records, reimbursement systems and facility billing. The curriculum is designed to enhance skills for keyboarding, word processing, medical practice management systems and life skills for success.

The Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Coding degree program consists of 1,080 clock hours for a total of 63 semester credits.

Core Courses and General Education Requirements

Required Medical Billing and Coding Courses


AC2760


Accounting for Managers


3.0 Semester Credits


CI1154


Introduction to Healthcare Computer Information Systems


3.0 Semester Credits


EN2150


Interpersonal Professional Communication


3.0 Semester Credits


BC1020


Medical Basics and Healthcare Claim Cycle


5.0 Semester Credits


BC1025


Anatomy, Terminology and Healthcare Payers


4.5 Semester Credits


BC1030


Medical Terminology and Healthcare Setting & Claims Processing


5.0 Semester Credits


BC2010


Disease Processes and ICD-9-CM Coding


4.5 Semester Credits


BC2020


Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems (HCPCS), CPT Coding and Surgical Procedures


5.0 Semester Credits


BC2030


Medical Practice Management Systems and Billing and Coding Applications


4.5 Semester Credits


BC3020


Coding with Simulation, CPC Prep and CPC Review


5.5 Semester Credits


BC3030


Billing and Coding Applications with Simulations


5.0 Semester Credits

 

General Education Requirements

EN1150


English Composition


3.0 Semester Credits


HU2000


Critical Thinking and Problem Solving


3.0 Semester Credits


MA1015


College Math


3.0 Semester Credits


SC1040


General Biology


3.0 Semester Credits


SO1050


Sociology


3.0 Semester Credits


Total Required Credits for AS in Medical Billing and Coding


63.0 Semester Credits

       

 

* Please contact your UMA Admissions Advisor for additional enrollment requirements.

 

 In as few as 18 months, you can achieve your Associate of Science in Medical Billing and Coding. The program assists you in preparing to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) exam offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

 

Isn’t it time you explored UMA’s healthcare programs? Call us today to learn how to enroll in UMA’s Medical Billing and Coding courses for the associate degree program, and take the next step toward a rewarding career.

 

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