MEDICAL BILLING & CODING
The program introduces the student to coding rules for the CPT, ICD-10-CM, and Level II (HCPCS) coding systems and then applying the rules to code patient services. In addition, a variety of payment systems is presented. The medical topics of Medicare fraud, HMOs, and QIOs are also reviewed. After completion of this program the student will be eligible to take the Billing and Coding Certification Exam by NHA – National Health Career Association. After the completion of the academic portion of the Billing and Coding Program the students will be required to attend 80 hours of extern. This will prepare the students for challenges in the workplace by improving their critical thinking and problem-solving skills using case studies. Students will examine, analyze, develop, and implement workplace solutions and be prepared to take the CBCS and/or CMAA Certification Exam with National Healthcareer Association.
THE STUDENT MUST COMPLETE:
All courses are taught in sequence and each student must successfully complete each course with a minimum of 70% to complete the program
Achieve 70% lab participation
24 hours of clinical experience
MINIMUM PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS FOR CONCENTRATION COURSE OBJECTIVES:
To prepare competent entry-level medical coders in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding
Intermediate Medical Billing and Coding
Body Systems and Medical Terminology I
Body Systems and Medical Terminology II
Pathology and Laboratory
Medical Clinical Externship
COST OF THE PROGRAM: $3,000.00
Books & Supplies: $400.00
Application Fee: $100.00
Cost of Books & Supplies as well as the Application Fee are due upon enrollment.
Payment plans are available for the full tuition amount.
Day Class Schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Length of the Program: 12 weeks of campus instruction followed by 80 hours of externship
Night Class Schedule: Mondays and Tuesdays
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Length of the Program: 18 weeks of campus instruction followed by 80 hours of externship
REQUIREMENTS TO ENROLL:
Provide copy of their current government issued picture ID
Provide copy of their valid social security card
High school diploma or GED transcripts