Coding and Medical Billing
Coding and Medical Billing
The ATS is a special hybrid program combining billing, coding, business and communication skills designed to prepare students for careers in physicians' offices, group practices, ambulatory care centers and outpatient care sites. Medical coders and billers and health information management students are among the occupations with the highest employment prospects in the state according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Students in the new ATS degree will prepare in science, mathematics/accounting and communication skills. This background will allow them to become an important part of the health care team. Because of their strong background and focus in medical coding and software-based accounting practices, they will provide a specific service to the employer which will directly impact the financial success of the facility. Students who graduate from this program will be eligible to sit for numerous accreditation / certification examinations in medical coding as sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association and the American Academy of Professional Coders.
The ATS in coding and medical billing is a "sister" program to BGSU Firelands' AHIMA accredited health information technology program. Both programs are supported by a network of clinical practice sites in the area, providing internship opportunities which are critically important to the success of the student. The programs are also supported by a dedicated information laboratory which provides students with real-life experiences and applications directed toward the use of electronic health record and electronic billing and data systems.
The curriculum for the medical coding and billing program combines the shared allied health course work in the applied health sciences with the coding and billing course work from the Health Information Technology program. Further enhancing the business aspect of this degree is a solid background in accounting and business management practices. Many of the courses have laboratory assignment requirements utilizing state of the art software applications for medical coding and billing which enhance and stimulate the student learning process. Online distance education is available for much of the required technology course work.
Varieties of Writing (3)
Speech Communication Elective (3)
General Psychology (4)
Humanities and Arts Elective (3)
International Perspectives (3)
AHTH 131 Anatomy and Physiology (5)
MATH 115 Introduction to Statistics (3)
MIS 200 Introduction to Management Information Systems (3)
HIT 104 Medicolegal Aspects of Health Information (3)
HIT 112 Coding and Classification Systems ICD9CM (3)
MEDT 301 Medical Terminology (2)
AHTH 141 Survey of Pharmacology (1)
AHTH 230 Pathophysiology (4)
HIT 203 Coding and Classification Systems HCPCS/CPT (2)
HIT 205 Reimbursement Methodologies (2)
HIT 213 Advanced Coding (2)
BUSE 101 Business Mathematics (3)
BA 203 Business Communications (3)
ACCT 221 Accounting and Business Concepts I (3)
ACCT 222 Accounting and Business Concepts II (3)
ACT 225 Electronic Bookkeeping (3)
For Further Information
Mona Burke, R.H.I.A., Lecturer/ Program Director Technical Study - Coding and Medical Billing
One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0860
Debralee Divers, Director
Enrollment Management & Student Retention Services
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0629
Cheryl L. Chafee, Asst. Director
Admissions and Financial Aid
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0683
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