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|Medical Assisting: Coding and Reimbursement (AS)
Total Units: 32
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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.
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|
|BOT 73.12A||Microsoft Word--Core Level for the Office Professional||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||Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.00|
|LIR 110||Finding and Using Information||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.
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.
All courses taken in conjunction with this program must be completed with a letter grade of 'C' or better.