Dec 01, 2020  
2020-21 BTC Catalog 
2020-21 BTC Catalog

Medical Coding & Billing Generalist

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Train for a career as a medical records and health information technician, or a billing and posting clerk, through BTC’s Medical Coding & Billing Generalist program. Students will gain a broad base of knowledge in general office skills, along with the required background in medical insurance billing and coding procedures. Program graduates typically work for hospitals, physician offices, insurance companies, extended care facilities and home healthcare firms.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to organize, analyze, and technically evaluate health records for accuracy and completeness.
  • Graduates will be able to assign code numbers to diagnoses and procedures for indexing health data and processing claims and complex billing procedures based on various requirements of health plans and insurance companies.

Program Entry Information

Students may begin this program in any quarter on a space-available basis. Some required courses are only offered once a year; students should consult with their program advisor for correct course sequencing.


Placement Requirements

Admissions application and assessment testing in Reading, Math, and Sentence Skills are required.   Your score on the test and/or your previous transcripts will determine where you begin your course sequence. Contact Admissions at 360.752.8345 or at for assistance with academic planning.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Medical Coding & Billing Generalist certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and minimum grade of C/2.0 for all courses.

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