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
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
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)