Technical and Health Standards for Medical Billing and Coding

Every student in the Medical Billing & Coding certificate program must possess the physical, mental, and emotional capabilities required to successfully complete the program and gain employment in the field.

Technical Standards

The prospective Medical Billing & Coding student must be able to:

  • Sit at a desk for 80%-90% of worktime.
  • Read text from printed material or a computer screen.
  • Use a keyboard and type effectively for long periods of time.
  • Perform basic mathematical computations.

 

The prospective Medical Billing & Coding student must:

  • Possess the proper motor skills to use standard office equipment.
  • Be competent using MS Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills to interact with patients, family members, and medical staff.
  • Possess detailed oriented skills.
  • Be capable of using a phone for long periods of time.
  • Possess analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Be courteous, polite, and professional.

 

Health Standards

The prospective Medical Billing & Coding student must:

  • Consistently demonstrate emotional, mental, and physical health.
  • Possess adequate hearing in order to communicate with patients, family members, and medical staff.
  • Be able to handle stressful situations related to billing and insurance.
  • Be emotionally capable of working with patients and performing all job tasks safely.

 

Communication Standards

The prospective Medical Billing & Coding student must demonstrate effective communication skills in order to:

  • Communicate clearly in English with patients, family members, and medical staff.
  • Elicit accurate information from patients, family members, and medical staff.
  • Utilize professional medical terms when documenting a patient’s electronic health record.

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