Medical Information Coder/Biller Technical Certificate (330)

This certificate program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to review and analyze health records to identify relevant diagnoses and procedures for patient healthcare encounters. The Medical Information Coder/ Biller certificate also presents information about healthcare reimbursement methodologies. The medical coder is responsible for translating diagnostic and procedural narrative from the medical record into numeric codes. This process requires interaction with the health care provider to ensure accuracy. The coded data is then utilized for reimbursement purposes, in the assessment of clinical care, to support medical research activity and to support the identification of health care concerns critical to the public.

Graduates from the Medical Information Coder/ Biller certificate program are advised to gain coding experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings before taking the AHIMA Certified Coding Specialist (CCS or CCS-P) Qualifying Examination.

The certificate is upward compatible with the Health Information Technology, Associate in Science Degree (238).

General Education Courses

BSC 2085CHuman Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab

4 Credits

BSC 2086CHuman Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab

4 Credits

Program Core Courses

HIM 1003Foundations of Health Information Management

3 Credits

HIM 1273Medical Insurance & Coding I

3 Credits

HSC 1531Medical Terminology I

2 Credits

HSC 1532Medical Terminology II

2 Credits

HIM 1433Concepts of Disease

3 Credits

HIM 2442Pharmacology & Laboratory Analysis

1 Credit

HIM 2214Healthcare Statistics

2 Credits

HIM 2012Medicolegal Aspects of Records

2 Credits

HIM 2410ICD Coding 1

3 Credits

HIM 2412ICD Coding 2

3 Credits

HIM 2253CCPT-4 Coding & Reimbursement

3 Credits

HIM 2810PPE: Coding & Revenue

2 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 37

When beginning this program, students are advised to make an appointment for advising with the Department Chair or an instructor designated by the Department Chair.

Only required courses for an LSSC degree or qualifying certificate program are eligible for federal financial aid.  Verify course choices and avoid charges by making an appointment with an academic advisor.

For information about career options, visit www.lssc.edu/careers.

Students must complete 25% of each program's total credit hours at LSSC.

Academic Advising
Leesburg Campus 352-365-3574
South Lake Campus 352-243-5722
Sumter Center 352-568-0001
Career Development Services
Careers@lssc.edu 352-323-3603
Program Contact Information
HIT@lssc.edu 352-435-6414