This program prepares students for entry-level positions as medical insurance coding specialists.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Succinctly and accurately communicate and follow up with members of the healthcare team using various modalities including up-to-date computer technology
- Apply accurate procedure and diagnostic codes to medical insurance claims based upon supporting medical information and in accordance with legal regulations and ethical guidelines.
- Locate, use and refer to credible professional and technical resources as needed in coding and billing procedures.
- Apply critical thinking, adaptability and problem-solving techniques to continuously improve billing operations and staff relations in the medical office.
- Implement efficient time-management techniques to ensure smooth billing operations and contribute to smooth patient flow in a medical office.
Associate in Science Degree Major Requirements
|ANAT 5||Human Biology||4|
& CSIS 50L
|MS Office Applications|
and MS Office Applications Lab
|MEDA 100||Introduction to Health Careers||1|
|MEDA 101||Ethics, Law and IT Security in the Medical Office||3|
|MEDA 105||Medical Terminology||4|
|MEDA 112||Medical Office Computer Applications||2|
|MEDA 113||Medical Procedure Coding||3|
|MEDA 114||Medical Insurance Management||2|
|MEDA 117||ICD 10 Coding||3|
|MEDA 118||Pharmacology and Human Diseases||3|
|Current valid healthcare provider CPR certificate (American Heart Association only)||0|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Select one course from the following:||3-4|
or ENGL 1AE
|College Composition: Enhanced|
|Academic Reading and Writing|
|TOTAL MAJOR UNITS||34-35|
|Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.|
MATH 261 is also recommended.
Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.
MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.
All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.
Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.