Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

60 Week Day and 80 Week Evening Program  

Associate in Applied Science Degree
96 Quarter Credit Hours

Become a part of the changing world of healthcare

According to AAPC; The Medical Billing Process is a crucial part of the healthcare industry, and as the software for billers and coders evolve, so will the jobs of professionals in those positions. If you are interested in a successful career in the healthcare field, then TBI’s Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program is what you are looking for. Students enrolled in this program are prepared for entry-level positions in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and insurance companies. What are you waiting for? Take your first step towards a rewarding career**

** For detail information regarding entrance requirements, program description and learning outcomes see College’s Catalog

MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST* PROGRAM OUTLINE

Things to Look Forward to

  • Field Trips
  • Community Service
  • Practicums
  • Test Prep CBCS
  • Other Events

Program Description

The Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program prepares graduates for a variety of challenging career opportunities in the healthcare field. Students are introduced to the basic principles of health insurance and medical billing & coding for environments, such as, hospitals, doctor’s offices, and insurance companies. Students are also provided a strong foundation in health-related office systems and software applications. Students will be prepared to take billing and coding certification exams.

MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST* PROGRAM OUTLINE

GENERAL EDUCATION (39 Credits)
Students in all A.A.S. degree programs at TBI must participate in core General Education courses. The general education component of the A.A.S. degree requires a minimum of 39.0 credit hours designed to meet the skills needed for an occupation. The general education components comprise Communication, Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics and Physical/Life Sciences.

CORE REQUIREMENTS (45 Credits)
MBS 101 …………..Introduction to Medical Billing …………………………………….. 4
MBS 102A ………..Anatomy and Physiology I……………………………………………. 4
MBS 103A ………..Anatomy and Physiology II ………………………………………….. 4
MBS 104A ………..Medical Terminology…………………………………………………… 4
MBS 106A ………..Introduction to Medical Coding …………………………………….. 4
MBS 201A ………..Medical Billing …………………………………………………………… 4
MBS 202A ………..Medical Coding for Billers …………………………………………… 4
MBS 203B ………..Computerized Billing and Collections/Reimbursements …… 2
MBS 206B ………..Healthcare Regulations and Guidelines ………………………….. 3
MBS 211 …………..Pathophysiology and Pharmacology ………………………………. 4
MBS 212 …………..Advanced Medical Billing ……………………………………………. 4
MBS 213 …………..Advanced Medical Coding …………………………………………… 4

SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS (12 Credits)
BUS 101 ……………Keyboarding ……………………………………………………………….. 2
BUS 102B …………Business Communications …………………………………………… 4
BUS 104C …………Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite Applications ………… 2
CIS 101 …………….Introduction to Computers and Information Systems ……….. 2
MBCS299 …………Integrative Seminar in Medical Billing and Coding …………. 2
Specialist
SRL 101 ……………Skills Reinforcement Lab-I**
SRL 102 ……………Skills Reinforcement Lab-II**

“R” indicates a research component that is incorporated into this course to make it Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) compatible.
* Fewer than 10 graduates, no gainful employment disclosure information required.
** Skills reinforcement labs are mandatory for all students enrolled in the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program. Skills reinforcement lab courses will be offered twice in the duration of the program. First lab course will be offered at the mid-point and the second lab course will be offered in the final quarter of the program.

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