This combined 84-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). Additionally, this course includes a computer lab module which provides students with the opportunity to complete online billing forms for third-party insurance reimbursement. How to select the right code, navigate billing toolbars, print and edit completed forms, and other day-to-day practical computer coding skills are covered in the computer portion of this course.
The medical terminology program is a comprehensive guide to identifying, analyzing, and understanding the basic word structure, root words, suffixes, and prefixes. In addition, this program will provide instruction in the organization of the human body and the associated systems, major drug classifications, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures, medical abbreviations and symbols, and common medical terms.
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-A Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other national certification exams.
Tuition: $1,899 (Textbook Included.)