Medical Billing and Coding
This combined 80-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, 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). It is recommended that students who complete this course obtain practical work experience (six months to two years) before sitting for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder Examination (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice) or the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) examination. Prerequisite: high school diploma or high school equivalent/GED. Required textbook is included in tuition.
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Mondays and Wednesdays, October 7 - December 18, 6 – 9:30 p.m. Main campus.
Saturdays, October 26 and November 16. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Main Campus
No class on 10/14 and 11/27.