The administrative track of the Healthcare Career Program focuses on the information needs of the healthcare industry. Students are prepared with the knowledge and the skills necessary to provide medical coding and billing, manage healthcare data used to support patient care, and contribute to the development of computer-based patient records.

The administrative track of the Healthcare Career Program focuses on the information needs of the healthcare industry. Students are prepared with the knowledge and the skills necessary to provide medical coding and billing, manage healthcare data used to support patient care, and contribute to the development of computer-based patient records.

Certifications validate your skills to potential employers. Certification exam preparation and fees for 1-2 exams* are included with this program.

*STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE:

Option 1:
AHIMA: Certified Coder Associate (CCA)

or

Option 2:
NHA: Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) &
NHA: Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

Program Length

40 Academic Weeks

Optional Practical Training (OPT)
for International Students

After completion of the Healthcare Career Program, eligible international students can apply for up to 12 months OPT work authorization to gain practical experience in their field of study.

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PROGRAM LENGTH

1 Academic Year
36 Credit Hours

PROGRAM HOURS

900 Total Hours
480 Hours – Instructor Led Class
240 Hours – Instructor Led Lab
180 Hours – Out of Class Work

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition: $1,800 per quarter
Course Materials Fee: $200 per quarter
Supply Fee: $40 per quarter
Total: $2,040 per quarter

Tuition: $7,200 per year
Course Materials Fee: $800 per year
Supply Fee: $160 per year
Total: $8,160 per year

PLACEMENT SCORES*

HCP – Billing & Coding Concentration: 81-120

*Before international students enroll in this Program at CSI, they must take a computer-based standardized ACCUPLACER® ESL Test.

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Customer Service

2.25 Qtr. Credit Hours
Students will encounter and be able to identify theories, principles, strategies, initiatives and resources to establish and maintain successful customer relationships in a business setting. Through lecture, discussions, and projects, students will learn how to collect and analyze customer relationship data. Students will review the psychological basis for effective human relationships, as well as theories and models of successful customer relationship management in contemporary business settings. Emphasis will be placed on models of good customer service, resolving customer issues and complaints, and building a trust relationship.

Professional Development

2.25 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course emphasizes material that will directly benefit students seeking professional employment by teaching time management, communication, motivation, leadership and negotiation skills. A hands-on approach to resume development and effective interview techniques will be explored.

Medical Administrative

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course focuses on healthcare operations, the fundamental use and components of the electronic health record to better serve patient’s needs as well as comply with regulations and protect the proprietary interests of the medical practice. The student will learn about the resources and practices applied to front-office administrative functions through lectures, hands-on lab application and e-learning activities. This course develops competencies in managing office resources, supplies and equipment; medical records management; security; legal requirements; telephone courtesy and effectiveness.

Medical Terminology, Anatomy, and Physiology

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course focuses on the need for effective and accurate communication in the healthcare environment and the patient provider relationship. Areas of study include anatomy and physiology, technical medical terminology, specialized office vocabulary and abbreviations. The student will acquire skills through lecture, discussions, projects and e-learning activities.

Foundations of ICD-10

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course focuses on developing the students understanding of the competencies required in coding medical diagnoses, creating abstracts of practitioner notes, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and Z-Codes. The student will also learn about the billing and coding process, its recurring cycles and expectations for achieving accurate and timely reimbursements. The student will learn and demonstrate these skills, through lecture/cases studies, discussions, and projects.

Advanced ICD-10

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
In this class, students will build on their knowledge and skills derived from Foundations of ICD-10, to understand and apply the competencies in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS billing and coding processes; and written guidelines utilizing proper code sequencing and coding for all 21 chapters of ICD reference. The student will learn and demonstrate these skills, through lecture/cases studies, discussions, and projects.

Foundations of CPT

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course presents the foundation of a professional healthcare billing and coding operation and discusses the knowledge and mastery of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual and its applications to the accurate and timely submission of documentation to support reimbursement for healthcare activities. The student will become familiar in the theory, structure and organization of the CPT and its sections, symbols, modifiers and guidelines. The
students will learn to demonstrate competence in marking codes and accurately completing a CMS 1500 insurance reimbursement document. This will be done through lecture/case studies, discussions, and projects.

Advanced CPT

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course uses the foundational knowledge gained from Foundations of CPT, to apply the student’s new skills of researching and locating on-line, step-by-step resources to improve their billing and coding accuracy and speed. The student will learn and demonstrate these skills, through lecture / cases studies, discussions, and projects. Students will gain a familiarization and understanding of the various anatomical systems, how to evaluate as well as interpret a medical diagnosis and how to apply it to the billing and coding process.

Medical Insurance Methodology

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course teaches the methodology of the billing and claims systems and the roles that patients, healthcare providers, insurance providers and government agencies play in healthcare claim reimbursement, requirements, outcomes and concerns regarding fraud and abuse.

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    Job Outlook

    This program prepares you for the following careers:

    • Healthcare Social Workers
    • Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
    • Billing and Posting Clerks
    • Medical and Health Services Managers
    • Receptionists and Information Clerks
    • Medical Records Specialists
    • Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
    • Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
    • Order Clerks
    • Customer Service Representatives

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