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Medical Billing and Coding
Prerequisite: Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Medical billing and coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges, and review files. 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 program 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. After obtaining the 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 Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.
Who Should Attend?
Individuals interested in working as a medical coder in healthcare settings
Medical office administrative staff
You Will Learn:
ICD-9 and CPT coding
How to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCS)
How to identify and select the right diagnostic and procedural code for third party insurance reimbursement
How to complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures
HIPAA and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Tracing delinquent and denied claims, and insurance problem solving
Includes a “free review” of AAPC-CPC and AHIMA certification exam material
How Do I Complete the Certificate?
Attend all classes and complete all assignments.
Upon completion of this program you will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national examination.
The instructors for these programs will be industry professionals with working knowledge and experience in the local field. Most instructors have at least 7 years of practical work, often times entering the classroom after decades in the field. Along with their hands-on experience, instructors bring to the classroom formal teaching and/or field training experience.
The Medical Billing and Coding instructor is experienced with working and training in the field of coding.
Introduction to the CPT
Using ICD-9-CM Codes
Third Party Reimbursement Issues
Coding for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services and the Level II National Codes
Systems for Coding Pathology and Laboratory Services
Coding for Radiology Services
Coding for General Surgery
How to Code for the Female Genital System and Maternity Care and Delivery
Surgical Procedures of the Cardiovascular System Coding
Coding for Procedures and Services of the Respiratory System
The Use of the Surgery Sections and Coding for the Integumentary System
Coding for Anesthesia Services
Evaluation and Management Coding
Medical Terminology Human Anatomy and Physiology