Allied Health–Medical Billing & Coding
Medical billing and coding professionals use a set of specific codes that match patients’ diagnoses and procedures. These codes are used to charge patients and insurance companies for services.
The Allied Health-Medical Billing and Coding program will equip you with the knowledge and training of the most advanced medical coding systems, including CPT-4 and ICD-10, compliance and reimbursement issues, and fundamental economics of health care.
To help you advance in your career, you’ll also take courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer applications, humanities, and the social sciences, as well as develop critical thinking and communications skills. You will have the opportunity to apply your new skills and gain valuable experience during a professional externship.
Our Allied Health-Medical Billing and Coding degree prepares you to take a nationwide certification examination. After earning your degree, you’ll be prepared to start work immediately. In just 18months, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to successfully become a Certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist.View Curriculum Summary
The major objectives of an A.S. Degree in Allied Health Studies are as follows:
- Provide students the opportunity to explore the allied health field prior to committing to a specific clinical discipline
- Provide graduates of P.I.T. Certificate programs in Clinical Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and Practical Nursing the opportunity to gain the added expertise needed to expand their professional roles in the health care system
- Broaden the knowledge base in the health care professional’s discipline
- Enable students to build a curriculum in concert with their personal, educational, and employment goals
- Provide students with a seamless transition to continue their education at the bachelor’s degree level