This major is primarily designed for job preparedness. Students who are considering transferring to a baccalaureate institution should be aware that decisions on transferability of courses are made by the baccalaureate institutions and differ from school to school. Students should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.
Department of Business Studies
Penn 401 • Phone (215) 968-8227
Curriculum Code No. 3174
Graduates of the Medical Coding/Billing Certificate program will be prepared for positions as ambulatory care coders (ICD-9-CM, CPT/HCPCs), as well as billers, patient accounts representatives, and other support positions in medical offices, hospitals, and other health care facilities. Upon program completion, graduates are qualified to take the Certified Coding Specialist - Physician's Office - National Certification Examination conducted by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) National Certification Examination conducted by the American Academy of Professional Coders.
Graduates of this program are able to
- process, analyze, and report health information;
- classify, code, and index diagnoses and procedures;
- coordinate information for cost control, quality management, statistics, marketing, and planning;
- monitor governmental and non-governmental standards and facilitate research; and
- design system controls to monitor patient information security.
|OADM140||Keyboarding/Typewriting I A||3|
|BIOL115||Basic Human Anatomy||3|
|MEDA120||Medical Terminology A||3|
|HITT190||Introduction to Health Information Technology||3|
|HITT105||Legal Aspects of Health Information Technology||3|
|HITT217||Medical Insurance & Reimbursement B||3|
|HITT240||Medical Coding/Billing Externship C||3|
|HITT297||Medical Coding B||3|
|HITT298||Advanced Procedural Coding B||3|
|HITT299||Advanced Diagnostic Coding B||3|
A Open for credit by examination.
B Course requires prerequisite or corequisite.
C Completion of all other HIT courses and permission of the Department of Business Studies.
Academic Year 2012/2013
Positions as ambulatory care coders, billers, patient accounts representative, support positions in medical offices and hospitals, and other health care faciities
More cost information can be found here: Tuition/Fees Table
|Completing in 2012/2013:||17 students|
|Completing in 2012/2013 with debt:||1 students|
|Median debt of 2012/2013 completers:||4480|
|Normal time to complete program:||12 months|
|Completed in normal time:||0 students|
|Job placement rate:||50%; 67% in field (3)|