Medical Billing Specialist Certificate Program

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Purpose

This noncredit program will provide the reimbursement and coding foundation that will prepare learners for entry-level positions in the field of medical billing and healthcare finance administration.

Program Description

This 152-hour program will provide training in the basic skills needed to utilize CPT4, HCPCS and ICD10 manuals. The following areas will be covered: introduction to medical terminology, CPT4 Coding guidelines, HCPSC guidelines, ICD10 (introduction and guidelines). The course will also provide an understanding of medical provider claim submissions. Students will learn basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Introductory training for Microsoft Word and Excel will be provided.

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, completers will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the billing methodology for the following: insurance, fee for service, and other types of health plans.
  • Utilize medical billing software to set up encounter data and process claims.
  • Assign ICD10 CM Coding Guidelines for the following: Infections, Neoplasms, Metabolic, Nutrition, Blood Disorders, and other disorders as well as Injury Codes and Z-Codes.

Consideration for Industry Certification

Upon successful completion, participants will qualify to take the national certification exam for Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) thru the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Prerequisites

This is a grant-funded program and students must meet eligibility requirements as well as apply for admission to the program.

Consideration for Industry Certification

Upon successful completion, participants will qualify to take the national certification exam for Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) thru the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Recognition of Completion

A certificate of program completion will be awarded by the College.

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