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Galveston College Continuing Education

Medical Coding & Billing Specialist

This certificate is designed to prepare students to work in the medical billing departments in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors’ office.  Students may enroll in this program for college credit or as a CE overlay. Students will learn proper and accurate diagnostic coding and procedures used by today’s health care agencies. Billing Specialists are responsible for collecting, posting, managing account payments, submitting claims and following up with insurance companies. Students can complete the certificate in two or three semesters. High School Diploma or GED required. Textbooks are required. Students must enroll in the following courses as a block if offered.

Basic Medical Coding Certificate (208 hours)  Proper and accurate coding of diagnoses and procedures is the system by which hospitals ; clinics, and health care facilities receive reimbursement for insurance claims. Career opportunities exist as a clinical coder or insurance biller. HS diploma or GED required. Textbooks are required to be purchased separately. Student must complete Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology before enrolling in coding and insurance classes.

  •  HITT 1005 Medical Terminology
  •  MDCA 1009 Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assistants
  •  HITT 1041 Coding & Classification Systems
  •  POFM 1027 Medical Insurance

Advanced Medical Coding Certificate (400 hours) The Advanced Medical Coding certificate includes all courses listed under the Basic Medical Coding certificate, plus the courses listed below. High School Diploma or GED is required. textbooks are required. * Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology must be completed before enrolling in the Medical Coding and Insurance Courses.

  • HITT 2035 Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies
  • HITT 2040 Advance Medical Billing and Reimbursement
  • HITT 2046 Advanced Medical Coding

All classes may not be offered each semester, please check online schedule for current offerings

 

Contact Continuing Education

In Person

Moody Hall – Room 140

Mail

Galveston College – Continuing Education
4015 Avenue Q, Suite M-140
Galveston, TX  77550

Phone

409-944-1344

Fax

409-944-1501