AHEA 104 Introduction to Billing and Coding • 5 Cr.


Introduces Medical Billing & Coding procedures including insurance coverage, terminology, payment systems, legal and ethical issues, healthcare compliance, and collections, and common coding systems such as ICD and CPT. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Successful completion of AHE 100, AHE 110, and BTS 161 with a C or better, or permission of Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define terminology, abbreviations, coding systems, and billing structures related to medical billing & coding.
  • Define and apply concepts of ethical billing & coding practice.
  • Use common billing & coding systems.
  • Apply basic coding procedures to common billing situations. 
  • Apply communication strategies to interact with insurance companies, patients and providers.