GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 62



MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING SPECIALIST – ONLINE PROGRAM
(Certificate – 2 years)
The online Medical Coding and Billing Specialist program prepares students for entry-level positions in the healthcare industry
performing medical coding and processing health care insurance claims. Medical coders and billing specialists play a vital role in the
financial viability of any healthcare organizations. Medical Coding and Billing Specialists are employed in hospitals, clinics, long-term
care facilities, and health insurance companies, just to name a few. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to write
for a national examination.
Medical Coding and Billing students are required to achieve a grade of 75% (C) or higher in medical coding and billing course work to
remain in the program.
The following program contains the Medical Office Professional Occupational Certificate program (bottom of page) and the following:
THIRD SEMESTER
CREDITS
HIT 205 Disease Process & Pharmacology ........................... 4
HIT 226 ICD-10-CM/PCS ..................................................... 4
8
FOURTH SEMESTER
CREDITS
HIT 215 Ambulatory Care Coding ...................................... 4
HIT 212 Health Care Insurance (2nd 8 weeks) ..................... 2
HIT 216 CCA Review (2nd 8 weeks) ................................... 2
HIT 103 Internship .............................................................. 2
10
Total Credits 42
GCC reserves the right to revise these requirements as needed. Please consult the program director at extension 245 or
angela.kortemeier@gogebic.edu for updated materials on program requirements.
Students in online classes must have a computer system, Internet access, word processing program, and email accessibility as these are
the tools necessary to be successful in an online course. Inaccessibility or computer system failures will not be an acceptable excuse for
incomplete or late work.
MEDICAL OFFICE PROFESSIONAL – ONLINE PROGRAM
(Occupational Certificate – 1 year)
The online Medical Office Professional program prepares students to perform secretarial duties that support healthcare staff such as
scheduling appointments, billing patients, compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence, to name a few. Other
reported job titles include Admissions Coordinator, Billing Coordinator, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Office Specialist, Medical
Secretary, Patient Coordinator, Physician Office Specialist, Unit Secretary, Unit Support Representative, and Ward Clerk. Medical Office
Professionals are employed in hospitals, physician offices, clinics, and nursing facilities – essentially anywhere that provides healthcare
services to patients.
FIRST SEMESTER
CREDITS
ORI 100 College Experience ............................................... 1
HIT 110 Introduction to Health Information Management .. 4
ENG 101/105 English .......................................................... 3
BIO 105 Anatomy & Physiology ......................................... 4
12
SECOND SEMESTER
CREDITS
BUS 116 Medical Terminology ........................................... 4
HIT 108 Medical Office Procedures .................................... 2
HIT 109 Health Care Data Structure (1st 8 weeks) ............. 2
CIT 161 Fundamentals of Computer Applications .............. 4
12
Total Credits 24
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