Medical Billing and Coding: Physician Based (20 Hours/Week)

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based (20 Hours/Week) program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level medical billing and coding positions in ambulatory care treatment centers such as clinics, physician practices, managed care organizations, private billing services, and insurance companies.


Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Competency (CCT)
Academic Plan
Medical Billing and Coding: Physician Based (20 Hours/Week) (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Clock Hours Required
Effective Term
Fall 2024

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior, and cultural competency skills according to ambulatory care professional practice standards. (HLC130, HMC105, HMC181, HMC208, HMC213)
  • Apply critical thinking skills to decision-making processes in accordance with ambulatory care standards and best practices. (HLC130, HMC100, HMC180, HMC181, HMC200, HMC208, HMC213)
  • Apply legal and ethical concepts and principles applicable to ambulatory care setting regulations and guidelines. (HLC130, HMC100, HMC181, HMC208, HMC213)
  • Use health information technologies commonly used in ambulatory care settings. (HMC105, HMC181, HMC213)
  • Apply anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology concepts in the ambulatory care coding function. (HLC145, HMC100, HMC181, HMC200, HMC208, HMC213)
  • Apply clinical nomenclatures, vocabularies, classification systems, revenue cycle management processes, and coding compliance concepts according to ambulatory care standards. (HLC145, HMC180, HMC181, HMC208, HMC213)
Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleClock Hours
Prerequisites: None.
Required courses
Course #Course TitleClock Hours
Clock Hours:805
HLC130Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery30
HLC145Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals105
HMC200Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for HMC180
HMC180Introduction to Medical Billing and Reimbursement45
HMC181Medical Claims Processing50
HMC208ICD-CM Diagnostic Coding100
HMC213CPT and HCPCS Coding215
HMC100Medical Billing and Coding Examination Review40
HMC105Computers in Healthcare and Health Record Systems40

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