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Fall 2016 Course Catalog 
Fall 2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate

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School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Computer and Office Technologies
HEGIS: 5005
Curriculum Chair: Sue Oykum Tural-Clarke
Telephone: TBD

A Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Fall 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description

This certificate program is intended for those who wish to gain employment in medical billing and health information management in either the public or private sector, including positions in the offices of private physicians, hospitals, other health care facilities, medical billing and health insurance companies. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, health records management, insurance procedures and billing software, medical coding, as well as skills in business communications and office administration that are vital for success in this growing field. Graduates are well prepared for entry-level or advanced positions (depending on previous work experience, if any) in various job titles, such as medical records administrator, medical office manager/facilitator, insurance claims processor, medical coder, and medical biller.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of coding and coding classification systems.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of secondary data sources.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the health law and legal policies.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of health record content and documentation.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of revenue cycle, reimbursement and management.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of compliance, regulatory bodies and fraud surveillance.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of clinical documentation improvement process.
  8. Pass the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the Certified Professional Biller (CPB) exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).​

Minimum Total Credits - 25

Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed this program, and other important information please visit Medical Billing and Coding Certificate - GE Disclosure. For an overview of all gainful employment disclosures at Westchester Community College, visit

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