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Medical Coding and Billing Certificate

Medical Coding and Billing Certificate

This curriculum is offered on both the Des Plaines and Ray Hartstein Skokie campuses. The 16 credit program prepares students for billing positions in physician offices and billing services. Students take courses in computing, insurance procedures, CPT and ICD-10-CM, Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM Coding, and medical terminology. Students will work with computer software that automates the billing process. The program can be completed in two or more semesters during the day or evening on the Des Plaines campus.  The program is offered on the Skokie campus only in the evening.

Admission Requirements
All graduates of accredited high schools or holders of General Education Development (GED) certification are eligible for admission. Persons over 18 years of age who are not high school graduates may also be admitted, if they have sufficient abilities and background to benefit from the instruction offered as determined by the appropriate College representative.

Application Process - Open Enrollment
1. Completion of HIT 104 with a minimum grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment.
2. Complete and submit the Oakton College Application for Admission and return the completed form to the Office of Admissions or submit an on-line application.
3. Submit the application fee.

Students will not be interviewed for this program. Students may enroll during any registration period however; they should follow the sequence listed below. Students should contact the HIT program advisor, with questions about course sequencing, 847-376-7034.

You may wish to review the Medical Coding and Billing Certificate FAQ

Courses for the Medical Coding and Billing Certificate
16 Semester Credit Hours Curriculum: 0288

When registering for courses watch that prerequisites have been taken.
Student must receive a minimum grade of C in all courses.

HIT 104

Medical Terminology (Prerequisite: should be taken prior to applying for the certificate)
Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall


HIT 105

Pharmacology for Health Record Documentation
Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall


HIT 111

ICD-10-CM Coding for the Physician Office
Offered: Spring, Fall


HIT 112

Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM Coding
Offered: Spring, Fall


HIT 170

CPT Coding 
Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall


HIT 115

Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office: MEDICARE
Offered: Spring


HIT 116

Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office: NON-MEDICARE
Offered: Spring


HIT 120

CPT Evaluation & Management
Offered: Spring, Fall


HIT 125

Medical Billing Practices
Offered: Spring


Recommended course sequence to complete the Medical Coding and Billing Certificate in two semesters.

First Semester, Fall:
HIT 104, HIT 105, HIT 111, HIT 112, and HIT 170

Second Semester, Spring:
HIT 115, HIT 116, HIT 120, and HIT 125

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June 8
Summer 2015 eight-week session begins.

June 8
Three-week first summer interim faculty grading due.

June 15
Summer 2015 seven-week session classes begin.

June 15
Four-week first summer interim faculty grading due.

June 18
ELast day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

June 25
Last day to change to Audit.

June 25
Last day to drop and have course dropped from record.

July 2
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

July 4
Independence Day holiday College closed.

July 6
Independence Day holiday observance, no classes. College open.

July 7
ast day to withdraw with a "W" (no withdrawals after mid-term). Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after July 7.

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