Medical Billing and Medical Coding
Medical Billing & Coding Career
billers and coders collect, analyze, and manage the information that steers the
healthcare industry. They have an
advanced knowledge of insurance and medical claims processing in accordance
with professional, legal, and insurance industry standards. At the heart of the profession’s information
responsibilities are records, both computer and paper based. Medical billers and coders orchestrate
collection of many kinds of documentation from a variety of sources, monitor
the integrity of the information, and ensure appropriate access to the
individual record. Medical coders spend their days sorting through patient
charts to assign these codes and ensure that the health care providers they
work for are properly reimbursed for their services. Coding accurately is not
easy – the coder must carefully read the doctor’s and nurse’s notes to
determine exactly what services the patient received.
is designed for healthcare professionals, billing professionals, office
managers and those interested in the business aspect of healthcare. Students will be introduced to a basic
understanding of the organization and processes for completing and submitting
insurance claims. Special emphasis will
be placed on physician billing and medical office procedures as it applies to
working in a medical office. Students will
learn basic medical office procedures, medical terminology, basics of medical
coding and 10-key skills. At the end of
this program, students will have the skills needed to obtain entry-level
positions in medical offices and billing services, and sit for a national certification exam.
for this course are vital to ensure success in this program. Candidates interested in this program must
meet the following prerequisites:
High school diploma or equivalency
- Proficiency in English (reading, writing &
- At least 18 years of age, although exceptions
have been made on an individual basis
- Hand-to-eye coordination and finger agility
- Suitable vision, normal or corrected
- No prior criminal offenses - Employers often perform background checks on
Basic medical terminology
- Basic anatomy and physiology
300 Hour Program:
Monday and Wednesday evenings 5:45 - 9:45 p.m.
Medical Billing: March 9 - June 24, 2015 Tuition: $1,200
Medical Coding: July 6 - December 9, 2015 Tuition: $2,100
Combined Medical Billing and Coding Program Tuition: $2,700
Need-based financial assistance may be available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and application.
REGISTRATION BEGINS February 1, 2015. Class size limited.
Info Session will be held in February 2015. Questions? Email email@example.com.