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Serves: USA
Enrollment: two times per semester
Financial Aid: Yes
Scholarships: Yes
Contact Info:
State: Montana
City: Great Falls
Street: 2100 16th Ave. South
ZIP: 59405
Phone: (406)771-4420
Associate in Applied Science in Medical Billing and Coding

Health information coding is the transformation of verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into alphanumeric designations used for data retrieval, analysis and claims processing.

Upon completion of the Billing/Coding program, students will be prepared to begin successful careers as reimbursement specialists in a variety of healthcare settings. In addition, students are prepared to sit for the National Certified Coding Associate Exam. Our graduates are prepared to:
- Abstract information from patient records for reimbursement purpose;
- Research and rely on knowledge of correct medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and disease processes to assign appropriate codes according to national and international guidelines;
- Complete clean claims for private and government insurances;
- Analyze Explanations of Benefits and Remittance Advice forms and take appropriate action;
- Use computer applications and software specific to the billing/coding environment;
- Maintain confidentiality of health information and adhere to regulations pertaining to privacy laws and guidelines; and
- Professionally interact in the healthcare environment with healthcare providers, patients/clients and the public.

The billing/coding specialist works in a variety of settings including medical management organizations, physician offices, hospitals, clinics, group practices, billing companies, and education. Students in this program are trained as entry-level billing/coding specialists.