Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program at our McAllen, Texas Campus

McAllen TX Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program

Earn Your Medical Billing and Coding Training Certificate from CHCP with classes online and in the classroom at our McAllen campus!

Designed Program Length:  36 Weeks

If you’re looking for a healthcare career that provides you with independence and is mentally stimulating, a medical coding and billing - health information technology career may be right for you! When you choose to get your medical coding and billing - health information technology training from CHCP, you will be poised to join motivated healthcare teams at hospitals, nursing facilities, physician's offices and many more locations.

When you get your MCB-HIT training from CHCP, you attend an externship site, where you will receive hands-on administrative training in the coding and billing of medical records and managing that health information for health care professionals and patients. Students will also learn necessary competencies required to take an entry level certification exam in coding and medical records.  After you graduate, you will be qualified to collect and organize medical information and data from patients, physicians, and other health care providers.

This blended program is designed to offer the conveniences of online learning combined with the benefits of traditional classroom instruction. This blended delivery program is designed to provide you with better time flexibility, freedom and convenience by completing part of your course work online. In addition, the program courses provides hands-on training and an externship to gain real workplace experience. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies required to take an entry level certification exam in coding and medical records. 

Graduates of CHCP’s Medical Coding and Billing - Health Information Technology program can work as medical billers, medical coders, medical records technicians and health information technicians. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 22% from 2012 to 2022.* With a career as a MCB-HIT professional, you will be responsible for completing medical billing forms, filing medical insurance claims, both manually and by automation, practical application of CPT-4, ICD-9/10 and HCPCS codes as well as record-keeping practices for both the hospital and physician’s offices, procedures in content and filing of patient medical records, and use of a variety of filing systems

What Jobs can I get with a Medical Coding and Billing- Health Information Technology certificate?

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Insurance Benefits Assistant
  • Insurance Examiner’s Assistant
  • Hospital Admitting Clerk
  • Medical Office Bookkeeper
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Insurance Claims Clerk

How will I afford my Medical Coding and Billing- Health Information Technology certificate?

  • CHCP’s financial services department is here to help students save money while working towards the healthcare career of their dreams. Click here to learn more!

Professional Skills you'll learn in CHCP's Medical Coding and Billing- Health Information Technology certificate Program

  • Medical records management
  • Filing insurance claims
  • Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
  • DRGs management
  • Electronic health record
  • Patient files
  • Filing system
  • Data management and analysis
  • Insurance billing
  • ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding

What is the Job Outlook for Medical Coders and Billers in the Near Future? 

  • 22% growth anticipated from 2012 to 2022

*May not reflect local or regional job markets

How will I find a job after I graduate?

  • CHCP career services offers job placement assistance as well as interview and resume writing tips and more. Check out our career services page!

Call or Contact us by email today to further your career with a Health Information and Technology Management associate certificate!

McAllen Externship Sites:

  • Optimized Medical Billing & Consulting Services, Inc.
  • Starr County Memorial Hospital
  • McAllen Oncology

Hear from a MCB-HIT Student

 

ONLINE & MCALLEN, TX IN-CLASSROOM MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING CLASSES

MODULE I   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MSS 130 Master Student/Study Skills 8 0 0 8 0.5
HIP 130 HIPAA / OSHA / Infection Control 10 0 0 10 0.5
APO 130 Overview of Anatomy & Physiology 24 0 0 24 1.5
MED 130 Medical Terminology 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE II   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MA 305 Medical Law and Ethics 24 0 0 24 1.5
MCBH 301 Principles of Insurance A  24 0 0 24 1.5
MCBH 302 Basics of Coding A: CPT/HCPCS 24 24 0 48 2.0
MODULE III   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MAAS 212G Medical Office Procedures/ Management 48 0 0 48 3.0
MCBH 303 BASICS OF CODING B: ICD - (International Classification of Diseases - Current Version) 12 12 0 24 1.0
MCBH 304 Principles of Insurance B 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE IV   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MCBH 305 Anatomy & Physiology / Medical Terminology A 24 0 0 24 1.5
MCBH 306 Coding A 12 12 0 24 1.0
MCBH 307 Coding & Reimbursement Methodologies 12 12 0 24 1.0
MCBH 308 Pathology A 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE V   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MCBH 309 Anatomy & Physiology / Medical Terminology B 24 0 0 24 1.5
MCBH 310  Coding B 12 36 0 48 2.0
MCBH 311 Pathology B 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE VI   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MCBH 312 Anatomy & Physiology / Medical Terminology C 24 0 0 24 1.5
MCBH 313 Coding C 12 36 0 48 2.0
MCBH 314 Pathology C 24 0 0 24 1.5
MODULE VII   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
MA 309 Electronic Health Records 28 36 0 64 3.0
MCBH 315 Computer Applications 12 20 0 32 1.0
MODULE VIII   Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Extern
Hours
Total
Hours
Semester
Credits
CSP 210 Customer Service/ Professionalism and Career Preparation 30 18 0 48 2.5
MCBH 316 MCB-HIT Cert Prep 15 15 0 30 1.5
MHX 317 MCB-HIT Externship 0 0 180 180 4.0
  Total Hours/Credits 449 221 180 900 41.5
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