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Medical Billing Basic Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Medical Billing

Basic Certificate (BC)


The students learn how to accurately process health insurance claims with an emphasis on all aspects of medical insurance including: plan options, payer requirements, state and federal regulations, abstracting of source documents, the accurate completion of claims, along with the coding of diagnoses and procedures/services. In addition, our students acquire knowledge about major insurance programs, the healthcare delivery system in the United States, and federal healthcare legislation. The content of this program also includes the study of origin and purpose, along with content, order, analysis, use of medical records, methods of retrieving, numbering, and the retention of health information. The focus of the program is on correlating health information with billing procedures in different healthcare settings. After the completion of the Medical Billing-BC, the students can seamlessly transfer all of their credits earned in the Medical Billing Program and have an opportunity to continue their education in the Medical Coding-Advanced Certificate Program.

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

Credit Hours (CH)

Program/Plan Number

395

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

16  CH
​All the courses listed below must taken during the same semester.
Health Information Technology
HIT 100
Medical Terms for HIT Professionals 3
This course present medical terminology through study of medical word roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Focus of the course in on the relationship among symptomatic, disease, and procedural terms. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in BIO 116
Offered at: Malcolm X
HIT 101
Foundations of HIT 3
Course examines sources of health information and their relationship with health agencies. Course discusses the healthcare delivery system in the United States, professional and trade associations related to healthcare, ethical obligations, cultural competence, and diversity in healthcare related to age, race, sexual orientation, education, work experience, geographic location, and disability. Content includes study of origin and purpose, content, order, analysis and use of medical records, methods of compiling, numbering, retrieving, and retention of health information. It introduces students to the electronic health information systems and electronic health record environment including standards, applications, and capabilities of the EHR. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Acceptance into Health Information Technology (HIT) Program. Eligibility for English 101 or consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
HIT 102
Medical Billing 4
Course provides instructions in health records and insurance processing procedures, application of third party and managed care policies, procedures, guidelines, including obtaining referrals and pre-certifications. Various claim forms along with filing guidelines are introduced. Focus is on correlating health information with billing procedures in different healthcare settings. Course covers in-depth study of Medicare insurance system with emphasis on knowledge of terminology and guidelines involved in claim filing process. Topics also include understanding of Medicare reimbursement policies, appeal rights, and CMS current efforts to curtail healthcare fraud and abuse. Additionally, introductory information about other major insurance programs, reimbursement methodologies, and federal healthcare legislation programs will be provided. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in HIT 101
Offered at: Malcolm X
HIT 103
Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding 3
Course covers the ICD-10-CM/PCS classification system required to organize medical information for retrieval and reporting. Focus is on both the ICD-10-CM disease classification system and ICD-10-PCS classification system. Work focuses on acquiring skills in coding diseases and procedures and abstracting medical data. Hands-on experience in coding case scenarios assignments. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in HIT 101
Offered at: Malcolm X
HIT 104
Basic CPT Coding 3
Course covers basic principles and guidelines of CPT coding in both hospital-based and ambulatory environments. Students develop skills in using CPT to report reimbursable services. Topics include the format of CPT and practice code assignment, ethical coding principles, encoding systems and software with practice applications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Concurrent enrollment in HIT 101
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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