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Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

This course thoroughly prepares students to code patients’ medical records correctly and optimize reimbursement for a full range of medical services. Students are introduced to several techniques for finding and applying the correct codes in today’s standard coding systems (ICD-9, CPT-4 and HCPCS). Topics covered include: standard medical office procedures, current procedural terminology, international classification of diseases, clinical modification and healthcare procedure coding system, resource based relative valve scale, insurance form preparation, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Workers’ Compensation. No fault, HMO’s diagnosis-related groups, peer review organizations and ambulatory patient groups are also covered. This program curriculum provides each student with the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills required by the American Academy of Professional Coders to be eligible for certification. At the completion of the program (15 weeks) students will receive a PMTC Certificate of Completion and will be assisted with the scheduling of the appropriate CPC exam.

 

UPCOMING CLASSES, DATES AND TIMES:

Florence:  May 19th to Aug 27th   Mon & Wed  6:00pm-9:30pm                           

  


*Student must be at least 18 years of age and have either a High School Diploma or GED.

Weekly payment plans are available