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Medical Coding & Billing
This Associates of Applied Science degree program prepares individual to take and active role in the coding and reimbursement process for services performed by the physician and non-training in medical billing processes, and procedure coding, and medical insurance claim completion and processing. This program focuses on coding and insurance procedures for the medical office and the hospital.
- Apply Knowledge and skills learned in the program to insurance and billing practices
- Explain insurance benefits to patients and clients
- Prepare and process insurance and billing documentation and forms used by health care providers
- Use proper reimbursement practices
- Demonstrate reimbursement practices
- Demonstrate proficiency with ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS coding. (diagnostic & procedural coding guidelines)
- Understand medical terminology and procedures related to all aspects of the health care community
- Abstract and analyze documentation and its use in accurate coding procedures
- Display professional communication skills
Gainful Employment Statements
Medical Coding & Billing A.A.S
The Medical Coding & Billing Associate Degree program is offered as a program leading to Gainful Employment. As such we want all potential students to be able to make a reasoned decision on enrolling in this program at Rockford Career College. To that extent we offer the following information:
Potential Job Positions:
Entry Level position as a Medical Records Clerk, Health Information Clerk, Medical Records Technician, or Coder
U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational code: 29-2071.00 – Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
You may view the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Information for this at: www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00
This program requires 96 quarter credits. A full-time student can complete the program in 8 quarters (24 months) if they maintain full-time status, do not take any quarters off, successfully pass each course the first time, and do not need any pre-curriculum classes.
On Time Graduation Rate:
For the 2011-12 Award Year (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012) less than 10 people graduated from the program. Thus the On-Time completion rate is not reported per regulation.
Tuition, Books and Fees:
Total tuition and fees for the program is $27,072.
Estimated Books and Supplies for the program is $3,095.
Students who need pre-curriculum courses or have to repeat courses will incur additional tuition. Students who transfer in credits from other colleges will have a reduced tuition total. The college reserves the right to increase tuition in the future. All tuition increases will be announced at least 30 days before implementation.
Our placement rate for this program as reported to our Accrediting body for the most recent year (2011-12) is 100%.
Median Loan Debt of graduates:
For the 2011-12 Award Year (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012) less than 10 people graduated from the program. Thus the median loan debt is not reported per regulation.
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