Medical Billing and Coding
Applications for Fall 2019 will be accepted until program’s capacity has been reached or until the first week of classes.
Students must apply and be formally accepted into the Medical Billing & Coding program prior to enrolling in any Medical Billing & Coding program courses.
Requirements to apply:
- Download the MB&C Planning Guide for Application Requirements
- Online application is available in your eSTORM Student Center
- Online Application Procedures
1. Log in to eSTORM
2. Go to your Student Center
3. Scroll down to Health Sciences
4. Select “program” under Program Application
5. Complete the application and submit
Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Associate in Applied Science degree program provides you with the information and skills for employment in health care facilities preparing and submitting insurance claim forms for medical services provided to patients. You will learn insurance codes, medical terminology, computer applications and data management. Course topics include:
|Anatomy & Physiology||Health Information Intro|
|Administrative Internship||Health Information Management|
|Classification Systems I||Health Information Nomenclature I|
|Classification Systems II||Health Information Nomenclature II|
|Computer Applications for Health Information Technology||Legal Aspects of Health Information|
|Health Care Delivery||Medical Assistant Automation|
|Health Care Statistics||Medical Insurance & Coding|
|Health Data Management||Microcomputer Applications in Health Information Technology|
|Pathophysiology||Pharmacology for the Health Information Technology|
Belleville Campus Capacity
The Billing and Coding and HIT program collectively accepts approximately 24 applicants at the Belleville Campus each fall semester.
The Medical Billing and Coding program consists of general education courses, MA pre-fix courses, HIT pre-fix courses, and assigned clinical education experiences. Specific locations depend on the course type.
General Education Courses
These courses can be taken at the Belleville, Sam Wolf Granite City or Red Bud campuses or online.
Medical Billing and Coding Courses
These courses are only offered at the Belleville Campus during the day.
Clinical Education Experiences
Students are assigned two clinical experience/practicums after the first year of the program. Clinical experiences are completed at hospital/clinical facilities throughout the district and in the St. Louis region. Students may be required to travel outside the college district for clinical experience courses. Background check and drug testing may be required prior to clinical experiences. Specific clinical placement cannot be guaranteed.
Medical Billing and Coding Degree
For details, see the Medical Billing and Coding cost sheet.
The Medical Billing and Coding program is only offered during the day. Students should check the location and schedule of classes. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and attendance at any of the classes and clinicals assigned by the program.
Certified Professional Coder Exam
After successfully completing 69 credit hours, students will earn a Medical Billing and Coding degree and will be eligible to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders. Although certification is not required to practice Billing and Coding, it is strongly advised as many employers require it.
Certified Professional Coders make approximately 5 to 10 percent more than non-certified coders.
For more information, please fill out the contact form.