This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.
The Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement major prepares students to work as claims processors and beginning coders in hospitals, offices, clinics, and claims processing departments.
Claims processors and coders maintain current patient registration data, implement current procedural and diagnostic coding, analyze and use current guidelines for reimbursement, manage accounts receivable and payable, process accounts for collections, maintain accounting and banking records and process employee payroll.
This program of study is also available as a certificate option.
Students interested in the order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to process claims and provide beginning coding in hospitals, offices, clinics, and claims processing departments; and
- Maintain current patient registration data, implement current procedural and diagnostic coding, analyze and use current guidelines for reimbursement,
manage accounts receivable and payable, process accounts for collections, maintain accounting and banking records and process employee payroll.
The requirements for the Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement (AS) program are:
Complete 32 units from
- Medical Assisting Core Requirements
- Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement Requirements
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Medical Assisting Core Requirements - complete 18.50 units|
|CS 60.11A||Microsoft Word, Part 1||1.50|
|HLC 160||Medical Terminology||3.00|
|MA 160||Introduction to Medical Office Practice||3.00|
|MA 161||Law and Ethics for Medical Assistants||1.00|
|MA 162||Disease Processes||4.00|
|PSYCH 1A||General Psychology||3.00|
|Complete a combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:|
|ANAT 58||Introduction to Human Anatomy||3.00|
|ANAT 140 AND||Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology||2.00|
|HLC 140||Health Care Implications of Anatomy and Physiology||1.00|
|Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement Requirements - complete 12.50 units|
|MA 166.3||Externship: Medical Coding||3.50|
|MA 167A||Basic Diagnostic Coding||1.50|
|MA 167B||Intermediate Diagnostic and Procedural Coding||1.50|
|MA 168||Basic Medical Office Insurance Billing||1.50|
|MA 169||Procedural Coding||1.50|
|PHYSIO 58||Introduction to Human Physiology||3.00|
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:|
|LIR 10||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.00|
|LIR 30||Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.00|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.