Medical Billing and Coding
Medical Billing and Coding
Certificate Program (48 Quarter Credits / 30 Weeks / 660 Clock Hours )
The Medical Billing and Coding with Medical Office Administration program is designed to prepare the graduates to become skilled entry-level Professional Medical Billers and Coders and work effectively in the health care environment. Program includes well balanced on-campus time for lectures and demonstrations and on-campus (work-simulated) computer lab for doctor’s coding and billing practice including EHR (Electronic Health Records). Additionally, Medical Office Administration component of this program includes training in assisting with front desk duties, answering phones, scheduling appointments, filling out insurance forms, practice management and HIPAA compliance, thus enhancing employment opportunities. The off-campus Clinical Externship module of the curriculum is structured to provide supervised hands-on training (requiring competencies logs and evaluations) at clinical externship sites such as doctor’s offices, clinics and billing and coding companies.
The Medical Billing and Coding program with Medical Office Administration is designed to prepare the graduates to become entry-level Professional Medical Biller and Coders and work effectively in the health care environment.
All candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age before enrolling.
All candidates must have a valid government issued picture ID and a Social Security card
All candidates must possess at a minimum a High School Diploma (High School Transcripts showing graduation date), or copy of General Education Diploma (GED). Foreign graduates in addition must present certified English translation of required documents and evaluation confirming that the documents meet U.S. equivalency.
All candidates must be interviewed by an admission’s representative and/or program director to review and discuss the program and prerequisites needed for enrollment.
All candidates must complete and sign pre-enrollment documents.
All candidates must sign the Enrollment Agreement and pay the appropriate application/registration fees.
Health Clearance and Immunizations, Cleared Background Check, Negative Drug Screening Results may be required prior to the program acceptance.
Teaching courses in anatomy, medical terminology, computer applications, interpersonal skills, medical ethics, confidentiality, and professional behavior.
Teaching students step-by- step instruction on the proper use of the CPT, ICD-10 CM, and HCPCS coding manuals. Completion of medical insurance forms and use of medical office computer training software by SimChart, Medisoft as well Electronic Data Entry and Records Keeping.
Provide the student with off campus clinical externship experience that includes a supervised hands-on training (requiring competencies logs and evaluations) at the clinical site (physician’s office).
Providing virtual reality clinical activities within on-campus work-simulated training laboratories that include computer knowledge with technical skills and work habits necessary to perform effectively in various Medical Billing and Coding environments including Electronic Data Entry and Records Keeping for hospitals, physician’s office, insurance venues, and billing companies.
At the completion of the program,
the diligent student will be:
Proficient in performing entry-level Medical Biller and Coder tasks and responsibilities.
Awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Able to seek an entry-level employment in medical coding and billing offices, insurance companies, clinics and doctors’ offices.
Able to establish eligibility to test for Certified Billing and Coding (CBCS) certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
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