Medical Billing and Coding Associate

Medical Insurance Coding Specialist Diploma Course Descriptions

Award: Diploma
Academic Year: 2017–2018

General Education course

Semester 1 – Summer

HIT146 Beginning Medical Terminology

3 credits—This course introduces the concepts necessary for building a basic medical vocabulary.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

3 credits—This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics -OR-

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives 3 credits

Semester 2

BUS108 Business College Experience

1 credits—This course is designed to orient technical business students to the college campus, business and general resources, college services, and expectations. This course will provide an introduction to career portfolios and certifications

Lecture Hours: 16

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

HIT125 Essentials of Health Records

2 credits—This course familiarizes students with the origin, uses, content and format of health records, including both paper and electronic health records. It covers required standards for health records, organization of records, and analysis of health record data.

Lecture Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

HIT156 Intermediate Medical Terminology

3 credits—This course continues to build a medical vocabulary through the study of anatomy and physiology, common diseases and surgeries of the body systems including musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and integumentary.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HIT146.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT215 Introduction to CPT

2 credits—Introduces the use of the CPT classification system with emphasis on coding in the physician's office for reimbursement purposes.

Lecture Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HIT146.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

HIT250 Coding I

3 credits—This course introduces the concepts necessary for entry-level coding of diseases, injuries, and hospital procedures

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HSC146.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT290 Reimbursement Methods

3 credits—During this course, you will examine reimbursement methodologies, including prospective payment, utilized in a variety of health care settings. You will explore data quality for optimal reimbursement, data auditing, and compliance processes. You will also be introduced to billing procedures and requirements for claims submissions.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HIT250 and HIT215.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HSC217 Introduction to Pathology

3 credits—Introduces the study of pathology. Includes description, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, current medical treatment, progress and prevention of disease in each body system, with emphasis on basic concepts and terminology.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HIT146.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAP402 Medical Law and Ethics

2 credits—Course will provide the student with the legal and ethical implications of practice in a medical setting. Issues covered will include scope of practice, confidentiality, HIPAA privacy and security requirements, legal terms and elements in the delivery of care, ethical guidelines of practice, and legal documentation requirements.

Lecture Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

Semester 3

HIT166 Advanced Medical Terminology

3 credits—The course continues to build a medical vocabulary through the study of anatomy and physiology, common diseases and surgeries of the body systems including digestive, urinary, male reproductive, female reproductive, and endocrine.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HIT156.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT240 Advanced Coding and Classification

3 credits—Enables students to accurately apply more advanced ICD-CM codes to diseases and procedures in compliance with reimbursement and prospective payment system guidelines with use of coding resources.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HIT250.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT280 CPT-4 Coding

3 credits—Continues more complex concepts of procedural coding utilizing the Current Procedural Terminology, 4th Edition (CPT-4) classification system. Includes practical application of coding outpatient/ambulatory records.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HIT215.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT352 Health Information Systems

3 credits—Course will examine the development of the electronic health record in the management of health care. Explores common computer and networking terminology and guidelines for selection of and security implementation in the EHR.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HIT125.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HIT450 Health Statistics

2 credits—This course covers the collection, analysis, verification and display of health statistics. Students will learn uses for health statistics, basic statistical principles, commonly computed rates, vital health statistics, uniform reporting requirements, and research fundamentals.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HIT125.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

HIT510 Coding Certification Review

2 credits—This course reviews and summarizes the information received in the medical billing/coding program to prepare students for a national coding certification exam.

Lecture Hours: 32

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in HIT240 and HIT280.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

MAP511 Pharmacology for the Medical Office

1 credits—The basic knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to use common pharmaceutical references and spell commonly used drugs.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in HIT146.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

Math Electives

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 101
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Student Success Specialist

Valerie Eagen
Bremer Hall 102
319-296-2329 ext.1061
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Program Advisor

Dee Ulrich
Black Hawk Hall 216
319-296-2329 ext.1756
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Dean

Cynthia Bottrell, Ph.D.
Grundy Hall 266
319-296-4470
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