Associate of Science degree in Medical Administrative

Associate of Science degree in Medical Administrative

Associate of Science degree in Medical Administrative Billing & Coding prepares students to assign accurate medical codes for diagnostic procedures and other services offered by healthcare practitioners. Students will learn various clerical and administrative functions that relate to insurance claims, compliance, & reimbursement.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet BSU mission and its goals:

  • Develop a student’s ability to use medical language and classification systems to code procedures and diagnoses
  • Develop a student’s ability to perform various clerical & administrative duties
  • Prepare students for entry- level employment in billing & coding
  • Prepare students to take  the American Academy of  Professional Coders (AAPC) credentialing examination as an apprentice

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Medical Administrative Billing & Coding, students must earn a total of 60 credit hours.  Program requirements are as follows:

Medical Administrative Billing & Coding Common Core Courses (20 credit hours)
Introduction to Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Anatomy & Physiology with Terminology
& Disease Process*
4.0 credit hours
Pharmacology 3.0 credit hours
Medical Law & Ethics 3.0 credit hours
Medical Office Procedures with Insurance 3.0 credit hours
Computerized Medical Office Management 4.0 credit hours
Medical Administrative Billing & Coding Courses (16 credit hours)
Pathophysiology* 4.0 credit hours
CPT-4/HCPCS Coding* 4.0 credit hours
Basic ICD-10 Coding* 4.0 credit hours
Coding Cases Practice Experience 4.0 credit hours
*Must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher before students can begin externship.

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )



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