Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
40 Hours

Major

40 Hours
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ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

HSC 1010
Introduction to Health Professions
2

Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.

HSC 1210
Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1211

HSC 1211
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1

Accompanies the course with the same number and if required, is to be taken concurrently. Students will perform minimal dissections and explorations of main anatomical structures using models and virtual explorations to reinforce the material presented in the lecture. This course focuses on the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relation to the body as a whole. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1210

HSC 1250
Introduction to Disease
3

Introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the study of diseases. Emphasis will be on the definition, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases. This course will concentrate on clinical abstracting from the medical record.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1210

MRS 1210
Introduction to Medical Reimbursement
3

Defines the role of the medical insurance specialist. Students will be introduced to reimbursement terminology, coding systems, major insurance programs, governmental agencies, and the role of the various members of the health care team as related to medical reimbursement. Students will study current events related to medical reimbursement. Must complete this course with a C or better.

MRS 1310
ICD/CPT/HCPCS Coding
8

Emphasizes the organization of diagnosis codes and the basic ICD-10-CM coding rules. Written descriptions of diseases, disorders, and injuries are translated into ICD-10 codes to their highest level of specificity and to match the procedure/service performed. Focuses on the organization of the procedural coding system developed throughout the United States and how they are used in Michigan. This course enables students to translate written descriptions of procedures/services performed to their highest level of specificity. Students will learn to use the ICD, CPC and HCPCS manuals for proper code selection as well as their rules and regulations. Must complete this course with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1010, MRS 1210

Concurrent requisite(s):
MRS 1330, MRS 1350

MRS 1330
Reimbursement Ethics and Compliance
2

Emphasizes knowledge of legal, regulatory and ethical issues associated with the medical insurance profession. Must complete this course with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1010, MRS 1210

Concurrent requisite(s):
MRS 1310, MRS 1350

MRS 1350
Revenue Cycle Management
4

Develops knowledge of medical office business operations to include all aspects of the revenue cycle process. Topics in this class include fee schedules, insurance verification, HIPAA, ethics, professionalism, clinician credentialing, patient scheduling, proficiency in practice management software, claim transaction capture and processing, accounts receivable reconciliation, and introduction to medical office management. Students’ will acquire knowledge in claims processing for the various payer groups through case studies, referral forms, and status inquiry. Must complete this course with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1010, MRS 1210

Concurrent requisite(s):
MRS 1310, MRS 1330

MRS 1410
Facility Billing
3

Focuses on the student's knowledge related to facility (hospital insurance) billing and provides students with expertise from the UB04 Hospital Billing Manual. Students will learn Michigan Insurance billing for Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue Cross related to the UB04 form using ICD-10-PCS diagnosis codes, CPT-4 procedure codes, Revenue codes, Conditions codes, et al, for inpatient and outpatient settings. Must complete this course with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
MRS 1450, MRS 1590

MRS 1450
Advanced Reimbursement Concepts
3

Demonstrate proficiency in data abstraction from medical records to support billing codes for CPT, ICD, and HCPCS. Must complete this course with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
MRS 1410, MRS 1590

MRS 1590
Certification Review and Externship
5

Gives a comprehensive review of medical reimbursement focused on preparing students to take either or both of the medical insurance certification exams, Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC). The course will emphasize test-taking strategies for each exam. 30 hours of lecture. Provides 160 hours of supervised work experience. This work experience will provide students with meaningful hands-on experience to reinforce their classroom instruction. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
MRS 1210, MRS 1310, MRS 1330, MRS 1350

Concurrent requisite(s):
MRS 1410, MRS 1450

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