Catalog 2017-2018 
    Sep 22, 2020  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Billing and Coding Professional, Certificate of Proficiency

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Program Admission Dates: Fall

Medical Billing and Coding Professional certificate will prepare students with the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain an entry-level position in medical insurance coding and office administration within a variety of healthcare settings.

Medical Billing and Coding Professional certificate graduates will:

  • apply medicolegal principles when working with protected health information (PHI)
  • accurately code diagnoses and procedures for the medical office
  • accurately prepare insurance billing forms
  • competently use software commonly used in the medical practice
  • be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’sresponsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

Recommended Course Sequence - Summer Quarter Start*

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

Student must take classes indicated for individual programs of study

Total Program Credits: 63

*Students who start the Medical Billing and Coding certificate program in fall quarter will have a different recommended course sequence, listed below. Students who start in spring and winter quarters will have slight variations on this sequence and should check with a faculty advisor.

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