Medical Coding and Insurance

Diploma - 50 credits

About this program
The Medical Coding and Insurance diploma program prepares students in many of the procedures associated with billing for medical services. Students receive training in medical billing processes including patient account management, diagnosis and procedure coding, and medical insurance claim completion and processing. The program focuses on coding and insurance procedures for the medical office. Medical coding involves using nationally recognized coding systems to classify procedures and diagnoses related to medical treatment. The codes provide information that is used in insurance claims processing. Many different types of insurance programs are handled in the medical office. Students are trained in claims processes of many insurance programs/plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, profit and nonprofit third-party payers, workers compensation packages and disability coverage. Graduates of the program may be eligible to take several of the national coding certification exams. Courses in the program incorporate the skills needed for employment in the coding and insurance departments of medical facilities.
Program outcomes
  1. Communicate using the language of medicine.
  2. Utilize technology for medical office applications.
  3. Interpret the health care record.
  4. Explain legal and ethical behavior in a health care setting.
  5. Perform diagnosis and procedure coding.
  6. Perform insurance and financial procedures for the medical office.
  7. Apply critical thinking skills.
  8. Demonstrate professional business communication.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of structure and function of the human body.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of disease processes and their treatments.
  11. Demonstrate professional communication for the medical office.
  12. Manage and maintain an appointment schedule.
  13. Perform registration procedures.
  14. Demonstrate professional work behaviors.
  15. Demonstrate organizational skills.
  16. Demonstrate proper written communication.
  17. Demonstrate knowledge of health care billing regulations.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
44 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in courses
3 Restricted electives in course types
50 Total

Medical Coding & Insurance - Diploma

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1104 ADMM1104 - Medical Language Applications I 3
ADMM1110 ADMM1110 - Medical Documentation Fundamentals 4
ADMM1122 ADMM1122 - Medical Office Procedures 4
ADMM1150 ADMM1150 - Medical Billing/Insurance 4
ADMM1152 ADMM1152 - Outpatient Coding 4
ADMM1200 ADMM1200 - Medical Office Technology Tools 2
ADMM2104 ADMM2104 - Medical Language Applications II 3
ADMM2130 ADMM2130 - Medical Office Career Insight 2
ADMM2150 ADMM2150 - Medicare Coding and Billing Applications 3
ADMM2152 ADMM2152 - Advanced Coding 4
ADMM2154 ADMM2154 - Hospital Billing 2
ADMM2256 ADMM2256 - Certified Professional Biller Examination 1
ADMM2258 ADMM2258 - Certified Professional Coder Examination Review 1
ADMM2320 ADMM2320 - Medical Office Capstone 1
ADMM2500 ADMM2500 - Human Disease Applications for Administrative Health Professionals 3
HLTH1110 HLTH1110 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1130 COMM1130 - Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1104 ADMM1104 - Medical Language Applications I 3
ADMM1110 ADMM1110 - Medical Documentation Fundamentals 4
ADMM1122 ADMM1122 - Medical Office Procedures 4
ADMM1200 ADMM1200 - Medical Office Technology Tools 2
HLTH1110 HLTH1110 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM1150 ADMM1150 - Medical Billing/Insurance 4
ADMM1152 ADMM1152 - Outpatient Coding 4
ADMM2104 ADMM2104 - Medical Language Applications II 3
ADMM2320 ADMM2320 - Medical Office Capstone 1
ADMM2500 ADMM2500 - Human Disease Applications for Administrative Health Professionals 3

2nd Fall Term - 13 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ADMM2130 ADMM2130 - Medical Office Career Insight 2
ADMM2150 ADMM2150 - Medicare Coding and Billing Applications 3
ADMM2152 ADMM2152 - Advanced Coding 4
ADMM2154 ADMM2154 - Hospital Billing 2
ADMM2256 ADMM2256 - Certified Professional Biller Examination 1
ADMM2258 ADMM2258 - Certified Professional Coder Examination Review 1

2nd Summer Term - 6 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1130 COMM1130 - Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals