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Medical Billing and Coding Certifications

Curriculum

The Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding program can be completed in one academic year (4 quarters). For more information please contact the Academic Advisor, Marsela Furxhiu-Laze, at (215) 762-4779 or via e-mail at mf35@drexel.edu.

ICD-10 will be implemented in October 2015.

 Sample Plan of Study: 

 Quarter #1 

 Quarter #2 

 Quarter #3 

 Quarter #4 

MBC 201:
Medical Billing I
No prerequisites 

MBC 202:
Medical Billing II
Prerequisite:
MBC 201: Medical
Billing I

MBC 301:
Physician-Based
Medical Coding I
Prerequisite:
MBC 201: Medical
Billing I 

MBC 302:
Physician-Based
Medical Coding II
Prerequisite:
MBC 301:
Physician-Based
Medical Coding I

MBC 303:
Hospital-Based
Medical Coding I
Prerequisite:
MBC 302:
Physician-Based
Medical Coding II 

MBC 304:
Hospital-Based
Medical Coding II
Prerequisite:
MBC 303:
Hospital-Based
Medical Coding I 


Required Courses (18 Credits)
MBC 201Medical Billing I3.00 credits
MBC 202Medical Billing II3.00 credits
MBC 301Physician-Based Medical Coding I3.00 credits
MBC 302Physician-Based Medical Coding II3.00 credits
MBC 303Hospital-Based Medical Coding I3.00 credits
MBC 304Hospital-Based Medical Coding II3.00 credits
NOTE: Students who place out of any of the above courses can substitute any of the following courses, provided that the prerequisites are met.
MBC 101Medical Terminology for Billers and Coders3.00 credits
MBC 250Medical Billing Software3.00 credits
MBC 350Physician-Based Chart Auditing3.00 credits
MBC 360Hospital-Based Case Studies3.00 credits

Course Descriptions

MBC 201 Medical Billing I - 3.00 credits

Designed as part one of a two-part sequence, this course is intended for those who have no experience or minimal experience with medical billing. The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing.

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MBC 202 Medical Billing II - 3.00 credits

Designed as part two of a two part sequence, this course is intended for those who have completed MBC 201 and who are seeking further knowledge of medical billing.

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MBC 301 Physician-Based Medical Coding I - 3.00 credits

Designed as part one of a two-part sequence, this course teaches the principles of medical coding related to the three main coding manuals and can prepare the student to sit for one of the two national board exams in medical coding.

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MBC 302 Physician-Based Medical Coding II - 3.00 credits

Designed as part two of a two-part sequence, this course continues instruction in the principles of medical coding related to the three main coding manuals, as well as preparing the students to sit for one of the two national board exams in medical coding.

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MBC 303 Hospital-Based Medical Coding I - 3.00 credits

Designed as part one of a two-part sequence, this course teaches the principles of hospital-based medical coding related to the coding for in-patient hospital cases by means of the main coding manuals, as well as helping to prepare the student to sit for one of the two national board exams in medical coding.

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MBC 304 Hospital-Based Medical Coding II - 3.00 credits

Designed as part two of a two-part sequence, this course continues instruction in the principles of hospital-based medical coding related to the coding for in-patient and out-patient hospital cases by means of the main coding manuals, as well as helping to prepare the students to sit for one of the two national board exams in medical coding.

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MBC 101 Medical Terminology for Billers and Coders - 3.00 credits

This course covers medical terminology and anatomy from a biller's and coder's perspective and provides a foundation for courses in medical billing and coding.

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MBC 250 Medical Billing Software - 3.00 credits

This course takes the theory learned in Medical Billing I and II and applies it to billing software applications. Charge entry, payment posting, report design, and generation are covered.

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MBC 350 Physician-Based Chart Auditing - 3.00 credits

This course applies knowledge learned in Physician-Based Medical Coding I and II to auditing patient-visit documentation. Use of various audit tools and software will be explored in addition to preparing a presentation of audit results to physician and staff.

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MBC 360 Hospital-Based Case Studies - 3.00 credits

This course applies knowledge learned in Hospital Based Medical coding I and II and applies it to actual coding of case studies for the hospital in-patient and out-patient setting, as well as providing additional preparation for hospital-cased coding certification credentials.

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