Professional Medical Billing

Professional Medical Billing, Associate of Applied Science

St. Louis College of Health Careers has a sterling reputation for producing top-notch professionals in the field of medical finance. Graduates from our Medical Billing AAS program develop the skills and versatility needed to perform administrative responsibilities well beyond the scope of the program itself. We instill a firm understanding of ICD-9, CPT, and HCPCS coding, along with an introduction to ICD-10 in each of our students, allowing them to tackle the following with confidence:

  • Maintenance of electronic health records
  • Hospital billing
  • Quality assurance
  • Risk management
  • Medical records
  • Practice management

Additionally, each Medical Billing student is given a broad enough base to serve as a valuable member of any team alongside physicians and healthcare personnel.

Graduate Opportunities

SLCHC produces graduates of exceptional ability and professional readiness. Our students have gone on to succeed in a variety of roles and settings, including:

  • Physician offices
  • Hospitals
  • Managed care organizations
  • Home healthcare agencies
  • Durable medical equipment companies
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Insurance and billing companies

CPC Certification

Upon successful completion of the Professional Medical Billing Associates, graduates are eligible to apply for approval to take a national Certified Professional Coder examination (CPC).

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.ht

Professional Medical Billing Application

Application For Admissions

Semester 1

Course # Course Hours Credits
BI103 Human Biology Theory 60 4
BI103L Human Biology Lab 30 1
HB303 Medical Terminology 45 3
PS101 Psychology 45 3
AH100 Professional Development 45 3
MT201 Technical Math 45 3

Semester 2

Course # Course Hours Credits
MOA100 MOA Medical Office Procedures 45 3
MOA101 MOA Fundamental Skills I Theory 45 3
MOA101L MOA Fundamental Skills I Lab 30 1
MOA102 MOA Fundamental Skill II Theory 45 3
MOA102L MOA Fundamental Skill II Lab 30 1
MOA251 MOA Externship 160 3

Semester 3

Course # Course Hours Credits
SC101 Sociology 45 3
ENG101 English Composition I 45 3
MT204 Pre-Algebra 45 3
PH202 Human Pathology and Pharmacology Concepts 45 3
HC101 Ethics 45 3

Semester 4

Course # Course Hours Credits
HM306 Legal Aspects of Medical Records 45 3
HM201 Electronic Health Records Theory 45 3
HM201L Electronic Health Records Lab 30 1
HM302 Reimbursement Methodologies 30 2
HM307 Health Information and Practice Management 45 3
EN150 Communications 45 3

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