This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (introduction and guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS). After obtaining the suggested practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC – H Apprentice); the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.
In light of new federal requirements for electronic medical records, the healthcare industry needs medical billers and coders now more than ever. Medical billing professionals keep records, calculate patient charges, and maintain files of payments made to accounts. If you seek a detail-oriented role in a healthcare setting, consider enrolling in our 13-week, part-time program today.
What are my career options?
As a medical biller and coder, you’ll use codes to keep track of patient illness, treatments, bills, and invoices. Work environments include hospitals, emergency rooms, or physicians’ offices.
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