Award Type: CCL
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level medical billing and coding positions in ambulatory care treatment centers such as clinics, physician practices, managed care organizations, private billing services, and insurance companies. The program includes a professional practice affiliation in an area health care setting and is designed to provide the foundation needed for ambulatory-based entry-level coding certification examinations.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Students pursuing this program must select either Fulltime (begins Spring) or Parttime (begins Fall) participation.
Students in this program participate in mandatory professional practice placements in health care settings.
Students must be willing to undergo a background check performed by the MCCCD approved vendor. (Students who are unsure of their background status may take a preliminary background check at their own expense before entering the program, results of which will not be sent to the college.)
High school graduate or GED.
Current English assessment reflecting eligibility for + ENG101, First-Year Composition OR + ENG107, First-Year Composition for ESL OR Permission of Program Director.
Completion of Program Prerequisites.
Formal application and admission to the Medical Billing and Coding: Physician-Based certificate program is required.
Proof of positive titers or current immunization: Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and varicella.
Proof of one time dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) followed by tetanus/diphtheria (Td) booster every 10 years.
Ability to fully participate in classroom, laboratory, and professional practice in health care settings. Prior to the professional practice experience in a clinical setting, students must provide documented proof of meeting current requirements for: CPR training, health and drug screenings and immunizations, including proof of current tuberculosis (TB) skin test and submit to a drug screening and demonstrate negative results.
Applications can be obtained from the Health Professions Advisor, Program Director, or from the Phoenix College website.
Background Check Requirements Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Supplemental Background Check policy. Program applications will not be accepted without a copy of an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card. Upon conditional program admission, the student must comply with all requirements of the current MCCCD background check policy.