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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 Anita Taylor, HIT program advisor, with questions about course sequencing. Please e-mail her at anitat@oakton.edu.

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)

3

HIT 105

Pharmacology for Health Record Documentation

1

HIT 111

ICD-10-CM Coding for the Physician Office

2

HIT 112

Anatomy and Physiology for ICD-10-CM Coding

3

HIT 114

CPT Coding for the Physician Office

2

HIT 115

Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office: MEDICARE

1

HIT 116

Insurance Procedures for the Medical Office: NON-MEDICARE

1

HIT 120

CPT Evaluation & Management

1

HIT 125

Medical Billing Practices

2

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IMPORTANT DATES


October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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