This eighty hour program is designed to prepare the student for an entry level position of employment in the field of medical coding and billing. Persons interested in becoming medical coders or pursuing national certification should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Medical Coding Program
March 11 - May 15
6 - 9:30 p.m.
Persons successfully completing the course will qualify for positions in physicians’ practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long term living facilities, chiropractic practices, and other health care providers who depend upon medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.
Learn how you can take the course online.
Disciplines covered in this course:
- A career as an insurance coding specialist
- Documentation guidelines and legal issues affecting insurance claims and medical records
- Basics of health insurance and procedural coding
- Introduction to CPT Manual
- Evaluation and management of services
- Anesthesia/surgery, radiology, and pathology laboratory medicine
- Diagnosis coding
- CPT Modifiers, E & V Codes and Late Effects
- Intro to International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications, Coding Guidelines
- Health Insurance Form (CMS 1500)
- HIPAA and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
- Tracing delinquent claims and insurance problems
- Managed care systems and special plans, third party reimbursement, Medicare, Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid, other
Print the Medical Coding brochure for additional details, including a registration form.