Program Objectives:
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. This extern rotation must be complete within 60 days of completing the academic portion of the program.

 

The student must complete
• All courses are taught in sequence and each student must successfully complete each course with at least a 70% to advance to the next course.
• Achieve 100% in lab participation
• 80 Hours of Clinical Experience

 

Courses

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

Medical Billing and Coding Courses

 

Total Cost of the Program: $3,000.00

Tuition: $2,500.00

Books & Supplies: $400.00

Application Fee: $100.00

Cost of Books/Supplies and Application Fee are due upon enrollment. Payment plans are available for the tuition amount. 

Schedule: Mondays & Tuesdays

 

Day Class: 8:30am - 3:30pm for 12 weeks of campus instruction followed by 80 Hours of externship 

Night Class: 5:00pm - 9:00pm for 18 weeks of campus instruction followed by 80 Hours of externship

 

(Currently only running a day class schedule)  

North Georgia Nursing Academy at 3616 Southland Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is applying for initial accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Persons wishing to make comments should either write to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments through the Council's website (www.council.org). Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses. 

 

For additional program information:

Admissions: admissions@ngnanursing.org

 

Director of NGNA:

April Kidd: akidd@ngnanursing.org

Ph: (770) 534-1373 ext. 102

(The Director is available to current and previous students)

Main Number: (770) 534-1373

3616 Southland Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542

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