Medical Billing and Coding, Certificate of Proficiency

Forest Park and Online

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as clinical code practitioners. Students will learn how to classify medical data from patient records, generally in a hospital setting.  The coding practitioner will review patients’ records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure according to the industry standard classification system.  Students will possess expertise in the International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS) coding systems. Students will also gain preparation for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certifications. This program is approved by the Professional Certificate Approval Program (PCAP).

A background check and drug screen test are required for all healthcare professions. Students will be required to complete both the background check and drug screen test prior to enrollment in HIT:102. See Health Information Technology Handbook for additional information.

Students are required to complete all Foundation Courses prior to moving forward to the Area of Concentration courses for the Medical Billing and Coding Program

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.

Foundation Courses
HIT 101Medical Terminology4
BIO 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
HIT 104Basic Principles of Disease2
HIT 105Pharmacology for Health Information Technology Professionals1
IS 116Computer Literacy3
Area of Concentration
HIT 102Health Information Management Technology4
HIT 103Healthcare Delivery Systems2
HIT 106Diagnosis Coding Systems I3
HIT 107Procedure Coding Systems I3
HIT 201Healthcare Reimbursement3
HIT 206Diagnosis Coding Systems II3
HIT 207Procedure Coding Systems II3
HIT 208Advanced Coding Applications2
HIT 210Professional Practice Experience2
Information Systems
IS 123Introduction to Windows1
IS 151Computer Applications in Business4
Total Credit Hours48
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
BIO 207 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
IS 123 Introduction to Windows 1
IS 116 Computer Literacy 3
HIT 101 Medical Terminology 4
 Credit Hours12
Spring
BIO 208 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HIT 104 Basic Principles of Disease 2
HIT 105 Pharmacology for Health Information Technology Professionals 1
HIT 102 Health Information Management Technology 4
IS 151 Computer Applications in Business 4
 Credit Hours15
Summer
HIT 106 Diagnosis Coding Systems I 3
HIT 107 Procedure Coding Systems I 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
HIT 103 Healthcare Delivery Systems 2
HIT 206 Diagnosis Coding Systems II 3
HIT 207 Procedure Coding Systems II 3
 Credit Hours8
Spring
HIT 201 Healthcare Reimbursement 3
HIT 208 Advanced Coding Applications 2
HIT 210 Professional Practice Experience 2
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours48