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Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement Certificate Health Sciences Total Units: 31
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2006

Description:

The Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement Certificate of Achievement 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.

Click here for more information about the program, or contact the Health Sciences Department.

Students interested in the order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence.

This program of study is also available as an Associate degree major option.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to process claims and provide beginning coding in hospitals, offices, clinics, and claims processing departments; and
  2. 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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement Certificate program are:

  • Complete 31 units from
    • Medical Assisting Core Requirements
    • Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement Requirements

Medical Assisting Core Requirements - complete 18.50 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
CS 60.11A Microsoft Word, Part 11.50
HLC 160 Medical Terminology3.00
MA 160 Introduction to Medical Office Practice3.00
MA 161 Law and Ethics for Medical Assistants1.00
MA 162 Disease Processes4.00
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 58
ANAT 140 and HLC 140
3.00
 
Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement Requirements - complete 12.50 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
MA 166.3 Externship: Medical Coding3.50
MA 167A Basic Diagnostic Coding1.50
MA 167B Intermediate Diagnostic and Procedural Coding1.50
MA 168 Basic Medical Office Insurance Billing1.50
MA 169 Procedural Coding1.50
PHYSIO 58 Introduction to Human Physiology3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2006

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.

Term Inactive: Spring 2014

Previous Versions:

Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Notes:

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Contact
Information
Phone Email Website
(707) 522-2816
srjccertificate003288@santarosa.edu