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Medical Billing and Coding Associate

Courses

Core Courses

  • Introduction to Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • Business College Experience
  • Essentials of Health Records
  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Medical Terminology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Introduction to CPT
  • Coding I
  • Introduction to Pathology
  • Advanced Coding and Classification
  • CPT-4 Coding
  • Reimbursement Methods
  • Employment Portfolio and Career Development
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Statistics
  • Coding Certification Review
  • Pharmacology for the Medical Office

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 60
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

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Careers

Positions

Graduates find employment in hospitals and physicians' offices working as a:

  • Billing coordinator
  • Billing specialist
  • Coding specialist
  • Collections specialist
  • Patient account representative
  • Reimbursement specialist
  • Revenue analyst

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians $28,100 $39,200 $44,700

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Mercy Medical Center New Hampton, IA
Peoples Community Health Clinic, Inc. Waterloo, IA
UnityPoint Health Waterloo, IA
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Waterloo, IA

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Contact Us

Student Success Specialist Valerie Eagen Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1061 Black Hawk Hall 102
Program Advisor Dee Ulrich Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1756 Black Hawk Hall 216
Department Secretary Cindi Clark Email me 319-296-4021 Black Hawk Hall 101
Dean

Cynthia Bottrell, Ph.D.

Email me 319-296-4470 Grundy Hall 266

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