Medical Billing and Coding CC

Health Sciences Department | C.C. Certificate of Completion | 9 months

Looking for a career in health care but don’t want to give injections or draw blood? Work with physicians and help patients in the front office with the Medical Billing and Coding certificate from Clackamas Community College.

Medical coders analyze the doctor's documentation using specific guidelines to determine the correct codes for billing the doctor's services. Insurance billers apply health care laws to create and submit the claims for the doctor's work. Insurance billers will work with the insurance companies and patients to track the claims through the payment of services rendered. Medical Billers and Coders work with physicians, medical offices, and assist patients with understanding their medical claim or bill.

Clackamas Community College provides a 37-credit Medical Billing and Coding Program. The goal of the program is to prepare students for the Certified Professional Biller (CPB) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) national certification exams through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

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Medical Billing and Coding CC

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Medical Billing and Coding Requirements

Prerequisite requirements for program

Medical Billing and Coding Application Process

Step 01

Review all information in this document and on this webpage before completing the application.

Step 02

Meet with a Health Sciences Program Academic Advisor prior to completing the program application.

Step 03

Submit your unofficial transcripts or Clackamas Community College (PASS) placement test scores to:

  • MA-110 Medical Terminology
  • WR-121Z Composition I
  • BI-120 Intro to Human Anatomy and Physiology
Step 04

Complete the online application form (application currently closed)

Students who successfully gain admission to the program will receive an email invitation to participate in the mandatory orientation via Zoom.

Medical Billing and Coding Program Requisites

Complete BI-120, or BI-231 & BI-232 & BI-233
  • BI-120
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 4
  • BI-231
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • 4
  • BI-232
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • 4
  • BI-233
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology III
  • 4
Complete the following Medical Billing and Coding Program Requisites
  • MA-110
  • Medical Terminology
  • 4
  • WR-121Z
  • Composition I
  • 4

Medical Billing and Coding Core Requirements

Complete MTH-060 or MTH-098
  • MTH-060
  • Algebra I
  • 4
  • MTH-098
  • College Math Foundations
  • 4
Complete the following Core Requirements
  • BA-131
  • Introduction to Business Computing
  • 4
  • COMM-218Z
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • 4
  • MBC-115
  • Insurance Billing and Reimbursement I
  • 4
  • MBC-116
  • Insurance Billing and Reimbursement II
  • 4
  • MBC-120
  • Introduction to Medical Coding
  • 3
  • MBC-125
  • ICD-10 Coding I
  • 2
  • MBC-126
  • CPT/HCPCS Coding I
  • 4
  • MBC-135
  • Law and Ethics for Healthcare Professions
  • 3
  • MBC-225
  • ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS Coding II
  • 5
Total Credits Required: 37


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