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Medical Coding and Billing – Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends, Other

Instructional Program (CIP)

Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder. 510713

Description

Medical Coding and Billing – Certificate


 


A. Program Objective: Graduates will demonstrate (1) basic knowledge of professional skills required for Medical Coding and Billing (2) knowledge and training on diagnostic and procedural coding and ICD-10 codes (3) knowledge of coding compliance and auditing (4) fundamental concepts for working effectively in a healthcare setting including knowledge of HIPPA and medical ethics.


 


Description: This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of medical coding and billing and prepare students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  Course topics included medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, computer applications in healthcare technologies, insurance plans, and medical ethics.  Students will also learn diagnostic and procedural coding, coding compliance and auditing, physician and hospital billing, HIPPA compliance, Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE systems.  Students receive training and practice for ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, and HCPS code assignment.


 


Competencies to be achieved:


MCB 100: Introduction to Health Information Management (3 cr)


MCB 130: Computer Applications and Healthcare Technologies (3 cr.) 


MCB 160: Revenue Cycle Management Process, Compliance & Regulatory (3 cr.) 


MCB 240: Medical Coding and Billing Training & CPC Certification Prep/Professional Practice (4 cr.) 


CIS 120: Intro to Computer Information System (3 cr.)


BIO 160: Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr.) AHE 119 can be substituted for BIO 160.


AHE 101: Medical Terminology (3 cr.) 


B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):


In-state: $4502.00 (includes tuition, fees, textbooks, and supplies) 


Out-of-state: $5583.00 (includes tuition, fees, textbooks, and supplies)


Tuition (effective summer 2024):



  • In-state tuition: $2231.00

  • Out-of-state Tuition: $3312.00


Additional Fees (effective summer 2024):



  • Estimated Books: $1031.00 (includes optional study materials, estimated prices)

  • Technology Fee: $115.00 ($5 per credit hour)

  • MCB 100: $125

  • MCB 240: $1000


Total Course Fees including books:  $2271.00


C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):


MCB 100: Cengage Unlimited MCB subscription, ISBN: 9780357700013, 1 year access $200.00**


MCB 130: See ** below


MCB 160: See ** below


MCB 240: AAPC CPC Textbook and Workbook (ISBN: 9781635279535) $150.00 and AAPC Pro Fee Code Bundler (ISBN: 9781646318285) $300.00.


AHE 101:  Language of Medicine w/Access, 12th Edition, ISBN 9780323551472, $107.00


CIS 120:  Digital Technology, Data, and Devices, Campbell, Ciampa, Freund, Frydenberg, Sebok, Vermaat (ISBN: 9780357675366) $87.00 AND Shelly Cashman Series MS Office 365 & Office 2019 Intro, Cable, Freund, Monk, Sebok, starks, Vermaat (ISBN: 9780357026434)   $115.00


BIO 160*:  Openstax Anatomy &Physiology – 2nd Ed. (ISBN:  9781711494067) $55.00 OR


AHE 119*: Body Structures and Functions Updated, 13th, Senisi Scott, Fong (ISBN: 9780357022351)  $72.00


*Students will take either BIO 160 OR AHE 119 (the higher priced item is listed in the books total)


**A single Cengage Unlimited MCB subscription will include all e-texts needed for the time they subscribe for.  Meaning that one single semester long subscription will cover all e-texts needed for AHE-119, MCB 100, MCB, 130, & MCB 160 during that semester.  If students plan to spread out those 4 courses over 2 semesters, then they should purchase a 12-month Cengage MCB subscription to cover both semesters worth of e-texts.  If student chooses the AHE 119 pathway they should purchase the Cengage subscription in AHE-119.  If they choose the BIO 160 route, they will purchase the subscription in MCB 100.


Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition): N/A


D. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:


Name: Yaneli Pasillas-Miller


Email: Yaneli.Pasillas@azwestern.edu


Phone number: 928-314-9560 or 928-669-2214


E. Direct Website link to the program: https://www.azwestern.edu/sites/default/files/documents/degrees-and-certificates/occupational-certificate/Medical%20Coding%20and%20Billing.pdf


F. Additional information:


Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: N/A


Other requirements:  N/A


G. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website): https://www.azwestern.edu/paying-for-college


 H. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)



  • Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)


Yes or No: Yes, AAPC, American Academy of Professional Coders



  • Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)


Yes or No: Yes


Career Pathway: Bachelor of Science in Allied Health, Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration



  • Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)


 Yes or No (Explain): Yes, skills applicable nationwide



  • Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)


Yes or No: Yes


Link to Accrediting Website: HLC, https://www.hlcommission.org/


I. Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program. New program, no data.

Details

Hours

28

Entrance Requirements

Course(s)

School

Arizona Western College - La Paz County

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Curriculum Competency Based

Yes

Training Location(s)

1109 S Geronimo Ave, Parker, Arizona

Local WIB

11 - ARIZONA@WORK - Mohave and La Paz Counties

Name of Credential

Medical Coding and Billing – Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - www.hlcomission.org

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$1,031.00

In-State/District Tuition

$2,231.00

Other Fees

$115.00 Technology Fees: $5 per credit hour

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$3,312.00

Registration Fee

$1,125.00 Course fees for MCB 100 and MCB 240

Total In-State Program Cost

$4,502.00

Total Out-of-State Program Cost

$5,583.00

Demand Occupation(s)

43-3021.00Billing and Posting Clerks
$14.79 per hour
Required Certification: AAPC CPC Certification

Provider Status

Approved

Address

1109 S Geronimo Ave, Parker, Arizona 85344

Phone Number

(928) 669-2214

Web Address

https://www.azwestern.edu/sites/default/files/documents/degrees-and-certificates/occupational-certificate/Medical%20Coding%20and%20Billing.pdf

Last Updated

Apr 11, 2024

Created

Dec 21, 2022

Renewal

Feb 28, 2024

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