Clackamas Community College

Medical Billing and Coding (MBC)

MBC-115  Insurance Billing and Reimbursement I  
4 credits, Fall  

First course of a two part series. This course introduces the student to health insurance, insurance billing and reimbursement. Students will study the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and differences in reimbursement methods. The principles of medical billing will be covered, including proper claim form preparation. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Medical Billing and Coding students only  
MBC-116  Insurance Billing and Reimbursement II  
3 credits, Winter  

This course will continue to discuss health insurance and insurance billing, with a focus on healthcare reimbursement. Students will practice the principles of accounts receivable management from claim submission and follow up to posting payments received. Students will apply payments to patient accounts and track claims for correct payment. Legal and regulatory issues as they pertain to healthcare reimbursement are reviewed as well as the differences in reimbursement methods. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Medical Billing and Coding students only
Prerequisites: MBC-115 with a C or better
  
MBC-120  Introduction to Medical Coding  
3 credits, Fall  

This course will explore the fundamental medical coding skills for professional services, such as physicians, mid-level providers, etc. Students will investigate the fundamentals of Diagnostic and Procedural medical coding. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Medical Billing and Coding students only  
MBC-125  ICD-10 Coding I  
2 credits, Winter  

This course will discuss fundamental medical coding skills for professional services, such as physicians, mid-level providers, etc., and how to apply them. The student will be introduced to the basics of diagnostic medical coding related to the International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10-Clinical Modification (ICD-10- CM) Code Set. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Medical Billing and Coding students only
Prerequisites: MBC-120 with a C or better
Corequisites: MBC-126
  
MBC-126  CPT/HCPCS Coding I  
4 credits, Winter  

This course reviews fundamental medical coding skills for professional services, such as physicians, mid-level providers, etc. The student will explore the basics of procedural medical coding related to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code Sets. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Medical Billing and Coding students only
Prerequisites: MBC-120 with a C or better
Corequisites: MBC-125
  
MBC-135  Law and Ethics for Healthcare Professions  
3 credits, Fall  

This course introduces legislation affecting healthcare, along with a review of issues such as professional liability, informed consent, privacy and security laws, electronic health records and workplace legalities. A variety of ethical issues in health care are explored, as well as an examination of future trends in health care. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Medical Billing and Coding students only  
MBC-140  Billing and Coding Exam Review  
1 credits, Spring  

Practical application of Insurance billing and Medical coding skills learned throughout the program via examinations and practice scenarios. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Medical Billing and Coding students only
Prerequisites: BA-131, MBC-115, MBC-116, MBC-120, MBC-125, MBC-126, MBC-135, and BI-120 with a C or better
Prerequisite or Corequisite: COMM-218
Corequisites: MBC-225
  
MBC-225  ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS Coding II  
5 credits, Spring  

This course will demonstrate fundamental medical coding skills for professional services, such as physicians, mid-level providers, etc. Students will explore the basics of diagnostic and procedural medical coding related to the International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10-Clinical Modification (ICD-10 CM), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code Sets. Required: Student Petition.

Required: Medical Billing and Coding students only
Prerequisites: MBC-120, MBC-125, and MBC-126 with a C or better
Corequisites: MBC-140