Medical Billing & Coding

Medical Billing & Coding

Entry Level

Administrative Support

2-4 Months

Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Program Details

Mobile-Ready

National Certification Opportunity

All Textbooks & Materials Included

Laptops Available

24/7 Learner Support

Certificate of Completion

Clinical Externship Opportunity

As low as

$151/mo

$3,250 total

Program Description

Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.

This billing and coding program offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The program covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding, and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements. This billing and coding program delivers the skills learners need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement.

Program Objectives

  • Build medical terms using word parts
  • Interpret medical terms
  • Describe the various medical specialties
  • Recognize medical terms associated with various body systems
  • Demonstrate the interconnectedness of body structures
  • Communicate effectively in a professional healthcare environment
  • Identify the important role of a medical coder in upholding ethical billing practices and in obtaining reimbursement for healthcare services
  • Correctly use the ICD-10-CM for diagnostic coding
  • Correctly use CPT codes for coding medical procedures
  • Apply national and local HCPCS codes and modifiers
  • Explain the purpose and use of ICD-10-PCS codes

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity challenge the leading national/industry-recognized certification exams essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

 

 National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Certification (MBCS)
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

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