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2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate of Achievement

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Medical Billing and Coding program will serve the growing need for medical coders and billers as we experience the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the transition to ICD-10 and electronic coding systems, the legal requirement for increased medical documentation, and the increasing age and retirement rate of the coding workforce. This program utilizes the core health professions courses we already have in place, with the addition of supplemental specialty skill courses. No previous medical office experience is required to enter the program.

Learning Outcomes:

Certificate recipients should possess the following skills & abilities:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • Be prepared to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties
  • Meet CAAHEP Standards in the areas of cognitive and psychomotor skills
  • Be prepared to pass credentialing and state exams and/or requirements
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
  • Students are required to demonstrate competencies in a wide variety of skills

Important Notes/Conditions

This applies to the students seeking Allied health AAS-T degree upon completion of the certificate:

  • To earn any certificate in Allied Health, students must complete all required certificate program courses with a grade of “C” or better.
  • To earn the AAS-T degree in Allied Health, students must first complete a certificate in Allied Health, and they must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For details about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.bellevuecollege.edu/legal/gedisclosure/medical-billing-and-coding.pdf

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