Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Coder/Abstractor/Biller Certificate: 525

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(TP/SS): 525

The medical coder/abstractor/biller certificate curriculum is designed to prepare students to function as medical coders, abstractors, and billers in health record services located in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, insurance companies, and governmental agencies. The coder/abstractor/biller is trained in the following functions normally performed by a health record service: analyzing and technically evaluating health records and reports; compiling, interpreting, and utilizing hospital and health care statistics; coding symptoms, diseases, and operations according to recognized classification systems; and abstracting and retrieving medical information. Students will be introduced to specialty coding and electronic billing requirements in an outpatient setting. All students must complete HINM-designated courses within the three years prior to graduation. HINM-designated courses not meeting this time requirement must be retaken, or the student must test out in current course content.

Total Credit Hours: 28

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Show competency in compiling health records and coding medical data using different formats and coding systems.
  • Demonstrate entry-level knowledge, clinical skills, and professional abilities appropriate for an HIM professional.
  • Demonstrate correct spelling, punctuation, and proficiency in communicating through the oral and written use of basic medical terminology.

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