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12 to 18 Month* Hands-On Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program in Colorado and New Mexico

Looking for a rewarding career in the healthcare field? IntelliTec College’s Medical Billing & Coding program gets you trained and on your path to a rewarding career through hands-on training and the support of dedicated instructors.

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Medical Billing and Coding

$42,630 median annual salary***

  • 9% Job Growth Over Next 10 Years
  • Graduates hired by hospitals, physicians’ offices, & nursing homes
  • 5 Certification Tracks (Including Certified Billing & Coding Specialist)
  • Advance into Health Information Technology, Clinical Management, Hospital Coding Management and much more!

*** https://www.onetonline.org/link/localwages/29-2072.00?st=&g=Go visited on November 26, 2020. Salary source for medical records and health information technicians with lowest 10% earning $27,820 to the highest 10% of workers earning $71,150.

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Becoming a Medical Biller and Coder

As a Medical Coder and Biller, you’ll be a significant contributor to the healthcare field. Without your attention to detail, the healthcare industry would be unable to transmit critical data that allows medical professionals to get paid for their services.

It will be your job to translate the medical provider’s notes from a patient visit into alphanumeric code, which is then used to produce a claim for the insurance company and a bill for the patient.

We start your training with our College and Career Readiness course, followed by Human Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology. Our courses also will familiarize you with industry software and the importance of HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act) in our Microsoft and Medical Laws and Ethics courses.

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Certificate & Degree Options

IntelliTec College offers a 12-month* Medical Billing & Coding Certificate program for those who wish to take a shorter program and quickly start a career. Alternatively, you can take the remaining courses to complete the 18-month* Medical Billing & Coding Associate’s Degree program, which could lead to increased opportunities and a wider breadth of knowledge.

At IntelliTec College, we offer two Medical Billing & Coding programs:

Medical Billing & Coding – Certificate (12 Months*):

If you are looking to quickly start a career in the medical field, consider our 12-month* Certificate program. This program is intended for those who wish to take a faster, less in-depth approach to becoming a Medical Billing & Coding professional.

Medical Billing & Coding – Associate Degree (18 Months*):

With the 18-month* Associate Degree program, you may find more opportunities for advancement with the additional skills you will gain. You will receive the knowledge and hands-on training you need to help prepare you for an entry-level career in a wide array of healthcare environments. Upon completion of this program, you will feel fully prepared to start a career as a Medical Biller & Coder.

Hands-On Training

It’s also critical that you understand the language of medicine so that you can accurately document what transpires during the care of each patient. For this reason, the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program includes courses on Medical Terminology, Electronic Health Records (EHR), Anatomy & Physiology, and Medical Billing.

Students may have the opportunity to sit for the following certifications:

  • CMAA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant / National Healthcareer Association
  • CEHRS Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist / National Healthcareer Association
  • CBCS Certified Billing & Coding Specialist / National Healthcareer Association
  • CPC-A Certified Professional Coder / AAPC
  • CPB-Certified Professional Biller / AAPC

Learn more about your future career in healthcare today and see just how far you can go with IntelliTec College.

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Medical Billing & Coding Certificate

The Medical Billing & Coding Certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Medical Billers and Coders in a variety of health care settings. Students will gain a strong understanding of the human body to include the functions of the major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology in order to accurately document what transpires during the care of patients within the medical setting. Students will learn basic computer skills, industry billing and coding software, the significance of the insurance claim process and the secure transfer of personal health information.

Locations:

Program length: 12 Months

Award: Certificate

Credit hours:  61.5

Credentialing Information:  CECEP Exam Prep

Healthcare Administration: Medical Billing & Coding Associate Degree

The Medical Billing and Coding Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as a Medical Biller and Coder in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will gain a strong understanding of the human body to include the functions of the major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology in order to accurately document what transpires during the care of patients within the medical setting. Students will learn basic computer skills, industry billing and coding software, the significance of the insurance claim process and the secure transfer of personal health information. Graduates are prepared to sit for the CMAA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, CEHRS Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist, CBCS Certified Billing & Coding Specialist, CPC-A Certified Professional Coder, and the CPB-Certified Professional Biller exams.

Locations:

Program length: 18 Months

Award: Occupational Associates Degree

Credit hours:  92.5

Credentialing Information:  CECEP Exam Prep

Here’s what you will learn in the Medical Billing & Coding Certificate program:

College and Career Readiness

CCR-100 College and Career Readiness

This course is designed to prepare students for Career Training Success. It will introduce skills to prepare students for personal growth and success in their career. Emphasis will be placed on aiding students in the development of a variety of soft skills necessary for
success in their career field and classroom interactions to include Stress Management, Effective Study Skills, Time Management, Leadership Development, Team Building, Financial Literacy, Effective Communication Skills, Diversity and Conflict Resolution, Career Readiness and Overcoming Road Blocks to Success. Students will also participate in activities to help develop the necessary skills to cope with and manage common obstacles that may arise in the workplace. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ready to begin their educational journey in their chosen program feeling confident and prepared to engage in the classroom and lab setting.

Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite(s): None

Human Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology

BC-101 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology

Upon completion, the student will have the necessary knowledge, of the twelve main systems of the human anatomy. This includes the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs and of the physiological concepts and processes of the human body’s systems. The student will develop basic skills in medical terminology necessary to perform proper diagnostic and procedure coding. This course will teach the student to become proficient using medical terms, while learning medical abbreviations and acronyms. The student will learn proper spelling of all body systems and understand the relationship of medical terminology to anatomy and physiology while obtaining knowledge of media terminology as it relates to pathologies and that affect the body systems.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Typing Fundamentals and MS Essentials

BC-102 Typing Fundamentals and MS Essentials

This course provides students with an integrated keyboarding system designed to train students to be successful in keyboarding. Upon completion of this course students will have a knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows, and computer concepts with the use of an adaptive three step learning and assessment path which includes a pre-test, a lesson, and a post-test.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Medical Law and Ethics with Electronic Health Records

BC-103 Medical Law and Ethics with Electronic Health Records

Upon completion of this course students will be able to analyze the electronic medical record and apply legal standards with regard to medical record definition, completion, and release to patient and/or third party.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Billing and Coding

BC-110 Billing and Coding

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the knowledge and basic understanding of medical billing as pertains to all aspects of submitting, tracing, appealing, and transmitting claims for today’s full range of health plans using diagnostic coding, procedural coding, office and insurance collection strategies with Medicare considerations.  Students will begin basic coding and use of coding books.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): BC-101, BC-102, BC-103

Advanced Physicians Coding

BC-115 Advanced Physicians Coding

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to abstract information and apply diagnosis and procedural codes from documentation detailing physician services to patients.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): BC-101, BC-102, BC-103

Advanced Facility Coding

BC-116 Advanced Facility Coding

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply diagnosis and procedure codes as they pertain to services provided in a facility. Students will learn proper application of diagnosis related groups based on diagnosis and complicating diagnoses.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): BC-101, BC-102, BC-103

Billing and Coding Capstone

BC-120 Billing and Coding Capstone

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to properly abstract information from any medical document and apply diagnosis and/or procedure codes. Students will prepare to sit for CPC-A or CCA exam to becoming certified in medical coding.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): BC-101, BC-102, BC-103, BC-110, BC-115, BC-116

Advanced Career Development

ACD-150 Advanced Career Development

During this course students will learn and develop their skills in various aspects that will contribute to career success. They will learn how to empower themselves for their career through preparation and proper goal setting. Students will learn how to properly develop an effective resume and cover letter, how to appropriately prepare for the interview process, what to expect during an interview, and how to follow-up once the interview is completed. They will specifically focus on developing understanding of the hiring process, the role of social media and networking play, how to search for jobs, what their worth is and what the job market is like. Students will also have the opportunity to perform a mock interview, focusing on how to answer common questions, as well as gain, and develop their professionalism as it relates to the interview process and ultimately their career.

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite(s): None

Here’s what you will learn in the Medical Billing & Coding Associate Degree program:

College and Career Readiness

CCR-100 College and Career Readiness

This course is designed to prepare students for Career Training Success. It will introduce skills to prepare students for personal growth and success in their career. Emphasis will be placed on aiding students in the development of a variety of soft skills necessary for
success in their career field and classroom interactions to include Stress Management, Effective Study Skills, Time Management, Leadership Development, Team Building, Financial Literacy, Effective Communication Skills, Diversity and Conflict Resolution, Career Readiness and Overcoming Road Blocks to Success. Students will also participate in activities to help develop the necessary skills to cope with and manage common obstacles that may arise in the workplace. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be ready to begin their educational journey in their chosen program feeling confident and prepared to engage in the classroom and lab setting.

Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite(s): None

Human Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology

BC-101 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology

Upon completion, the student will have the necessary knowledge, of the twelve main systems of the human anatomy. This includes the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organs and of the physiological concepts and processes of the human body’s systems. The student will develop basic skills in medical terminology necessary to perform proper diagnostic and procedure coding. This course will teach the student to become proficient using medical terms, while learning medical abbreviations and acronyms. The student will learn proper spelling of all body systems and understand the relationship of medical terminology to anatomy and physiology while obtaining knowledge of media terminology as it relates to pathologies and that affect the body systems.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Typing Fundamentals and MS Essentials

BC-102 Typing Fundamentals and MS Essentials

This course provides students with an integrated keyboarding system designed to train students to be successful in keyboarding. Upon completion of this course students will have a knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows, and computer concepts with the use of an adaptive three step learning and assessment path which includes a pre-test, a lesson, and a post-test.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Medical Law and Ethics with Electronic Health Records

BC-103 Medical Law and Ethics with Electronic Health Records

Upon completion of this course students will be able to analyze the electronic medical record and apply legal standards with regard to medical record definition, completion, and release to patient and/or third party.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Billing and Coding

BC-110 Billing and Coding

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the knowledge and basic understanding of medical billing as pertains to all aspects of submitting, tracing, appealing, and transmitting claims for today’s full range of health plans using diagnostic coding, procedural coding, office and insurance collection strategies with Medicare considerations.  Students will begin basic coding and use of coding books.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): BC-101, BC-102, BC-103

Advanced Physicians Coding

BC-115 Advanced Physicians Coding

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to abstract information and apply diagnosis and procedural codes from documentation detailing physician services to patients.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): BC-101, BC-102, BC-103

Advanced Facility Coding

BC-116 Advanced Facility Coding

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply diagnosis and procedure codes as they pertain to services provided in a facility. Students will learn proper application of diagnosis related groups based on diagnosis and complicating diagnoses.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): BC-101, BC-102, BC-103

Billing and Coding Capstone

BC-120 Billing and Coding Capstone

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to properly abstract information from any medical document and apply diagnosis and/or procedure codes. Students will prepare to sit for CPC-A or CCA exam to becoming certified in medical coding.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): BC-101, BC-102, BC-103, BC-110, BC-115, BC-116

Advanced Career Development

ACD-150 Advanced Career Development

During this course students will learn and develop their skills in various aspects that will contribute to career success. They will learn how to empower themselves for their career through preparation and proper goal setting. Students will learn how to properly develop an effective resume and cover letter, how to appropriately prepare for the interview process, what to expect during an interview, and how to follow-up once the interview is completed. They will specifically focus on developing understanding of the hiring process, the role of social media and networking play, how to search for jobs, what their worth is and what the job market is like. Students will also have the opportunity to perform a mock interview, focusing on how to answer common questions, as well as gain, and develop their professionalism as it relates to the interview process and ultimately their career.

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite(s): None

Leadership

LE-150 Leadership

Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of leadership as it relates to working for an organization and leading a team. This course has an emphasis on preparing students to focus on their leadership qualities and characteristics in an effort to be a contributing member of their organization.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100, BC-101, BC-102, BC-103, BC-110, BC-115, BC-116, BC-120, ACD-150

Human Resource Management

HR-155 Human Resource Management

Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate an understanding of Human Resources Management within a professional setting. Students actively engage in learning by focusing on concepts of importance and applying their knowledge with real-world cases.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100, BC-101, BC-102, BC-103, BC-110, BC-115, BC-116, ACD-150

Critical Thinking

CT-201 Critical Thinking

This introductory level course presents a variety of topics essential to a student’s development in critical thinking. Students are introduced to concepts essential to the comprehension, analysis, and creation of arguments: induction, deduction, informal fallacies, Aristotelian and symbolic logic, modes of persuasion, perspective and bias, language and meaning, culminating in the development of reasonable strategies for belief formation.

Credit Hours: 3.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Business Communications

BC-210 Business Communications

This course provides the foundations of all types of business communication including letters, memos, electronic communication, written reports, oral presentations, and interpersonal communication. The course also includes topics of resumes, application letters, interviewing tips, and employment follow-up documents.

Credit Hours: 3.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Introduction to Business

IB-215 Introduction to Business

This course provides students with an overview of business in an increasingly global society serving as an introduction to business terminology, concepts, environments, systems, strategies, and current issues. Topics include an overview of the business environment, business ethics, entrepreneurship and global business, management, marketing, production, information systems, and financial elements of business. This course provides a solid business foundation for more detailed and higher-level study in subsequent courses.

Credit Hours: 3.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

American Government

AG-255 American Government

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and politics focusing on the historical evolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes.

Credit Hours: 3.5
Prerequisite(s): CCR-100

Career Opportunities in Medical Billing & Coding

Medical Billers and Coders can find employment in the following settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Offices of physicians
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Administrative and support services
  • Nursing care facilities
  • And more!

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