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Medical Information Coder Biller (Limited Access Program)


Medical Information Coder Biller (Limited Access Program)
Program Information
A.S. Certificate - Code 1912/0912 - Catalog 2012/2013
Linda Moss, Faculty, 386-506-3756
Nancy Thomas, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3748
Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, 386-506-3052, brownm@daytonastate.edu
08/10/2012 M - 1262

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
The mission of the Medical Information Coder/Biller program at Daytona State College is to provide a quality program to educate students regarding the coding and billing in an outpatient setting.

Description:
This certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment as a medical coder/biller in ambulatory, physician office, and hospital outpatient settings. The Medical Information Coder/Biller is responsible for translating diagnostic and procedural narrative from the medical record into numeric codes. Credits earned in this certificate program may be applied toward the AS degree in Health Information Technology. Graduates are eligible to take applicable credentialing examinations.

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Function as a valuable member of a quality healthcare team.
2. Accurately code and bill in an outpatient setting.


Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs Program Tuition and Fees: $3,552*
Access Fee: $269 ($7.90 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $30
Lab Fees (including liability insurance): $110
Textbooks: $500
FDLE/FBI Background Screening: $90

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work program available please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements - This is a limited access program. Continuing enrollment approval will be required to enroll in the program specific courses based on a selection process after completing the General Education classes required.

- To be eligible for continuing enrollment, the student must qualify for ENC 1101 (College Composition). Effective Fall 2012, the student must show successful completion of MAT 0028/0028L (Elementary Algebra and Lab). This eligibility can be met through assessment results or course work.

- Completion of the following course with a grade of 'C' or better is required for continuing enrollment approval: HSC1531 (Medical Terminology).

- Admissions into the program will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of both a drug screen and a background check consisting of a fingerprint check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

- High School Diploma or equivalent GED.

- Submit completed application for continuing enrollment to the School of Health Careers and Human Services. Applications are accepted anytime during the year. Selections are made once per year. Applicants with cumulative GPA's of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of all prerequisite and corequisite courses will be considered more favorably.

- A physical examination is required prior to entering the clinical setting.

- All courses must be completed with a 'C' or better. Program specific courses must have been completed within one year and evaluated by the assistant chair. All other substitutions must be approved by the Assistant Chair.

-Students will be held accountable for the policies and procedures of the Medical Information Coder/Biller program as outlined in the Health Information Technology and Coder/Biller student handbook, as well as the College Student handbook.

Careers Medical Coder
Medical Biller

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters for a full-time student, with 69% graduating within 3 semesters for 2011-12. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2009-2010) for this field at 92%.

For additional career information, please see:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00


Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

General Education Courses
Course Title    
   
... ... General Education Core - 6 Credits  
... ... Communications Core (3 credits)  
  SEM HRS  
ENC1101 College Composition   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC0025 AND REA0017
   
... ... Sciences Core (3 credits)  
  SEM HRS  
BSC1020 Human Biology   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
   
... ... Additional Required Course (1 Credit)  
  SEM HRS  
LIS2004 Introduction to Internet Research   1.00

Note: It may be necessary for the student to enroll in a developmental English, Math, or Reading course based upon college placement test scores. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  SEM HRS  
HSC1531 Medical Terminology   4.00
HIM1000 Introduction to Health Information Management   2.00 Pre-Reqs: HSC1531 Conc-Reqs: HIM1000L
HIM1000L Introduction to Health Information Management Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: HIM1000
HIM1222 Beginning ICD-9/10 CM Coding   3.00 Co-Reqs: HIM1000 Pre-Reqs: HSC1531 Conc-Reqs: HIM1222L
HIM1222L Beginning ICD-9/10 CM Coding Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: HIM1222
HIM1273 Billing and Reimbursement Methods   2.00 Pre-Reqs: HIM1222L AND HIM1222
HIM2012 Legal Aspects of Health Records   2.00 Pre-Reqs: HIM1000
HIM2283 Advanced CPT Coding   2.00 Pre-Reqs: HIM2253 Conc-Reqs: HIM2283L
HIM2283L Advanced CPT Coding Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: HIM2283
HIM2253 Beginning CPT Coding   2.00 Pre-Reqs: HIM1222 AND HSC1531 Conc-Reqs: HIM2253L
HIM2253L Beginning CPT Coding Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: HIM2253
HIM2430 Concepts of Diseases   4.00 Co-Reqs: HIM2442 Pre-Reqs: HSC1531 OR BSC1085 OR BSC1020
HIM2442 Pharmacology and Lab   1.00 Co-Reqs: HIM2430
HIM2800 Coding Professional Practice Experience I   1.00 Pre-Reqs: HIM2253

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
   
... ... Pre-Requisite Course  
  SEM HRS  
HSC1531 Medical Terminology   4.00
   
... ... 1st Semester - Spring  
  SEM HRS  
ENC1101 College Composition   3.00 Pre-Reqs: ENC0025 AND REA0017
BSC1020 Human Biology   3.00 Co-Reqs: ENC1101
HIM1000 Introduction to Health Information Management   2.00 Pre-Reqs: HSC1531 Conc-Reqs: HIM1000L
HIM1000L Introduction to Health Information Management Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: HIM1000
HIM1222 Beginning ICD-9/10 CM Coding   3.00 Co-Reqs: HIM1000 Pre-Reqs: HSC1531 Conc-Reqs: HIM1222L
HIM1222L Beginning ICD-9/10 CM Coding Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: HIM1222
   
... ... 2nd Semester - Summer  
  SEM HRS  
HIM2012 Legal Aspects of Health Records   2.00 Pre-Reqs: HIM1000
HIM2253 Beginning CPT Coding   2.00 Pre-Reqs: HIM1222 AND HSC1531 Conc-Reqs: HIM2253L
HIM2253L Beginning CPT Coding Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: HIM2253
LIS2004 Introduction to Internet Research   1.00
   
... ... 3rd Semester - Fall  
  SEM HRS  
HIM1273 Billing and Reimbursement Methods   2.00 Pre-Reqs: HIM1222L AND HIM1222
HIM2283 Advanced CPT Coding   2.00 Pre-Reqs: HIM2253 Conc-Reqs: HIM2283L
HIM2283L Advanced CPT Coding Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: HIM2283
HIM2430 Concepts of Diseases   4.00 Co-Reqs: HIM2442 Pre-Reqs: HSC1531 OR BSC1085 OR BSC1020
HIM2442 Pharmacology and Lab   1.00 Co-Reqs: HIM2430
HIM2800 Coding Professional Practice Experience I   1.00 Pre-Reqs: HIM2253
   
TOTAL    34.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.


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