Health Care Billing and Coding
This program prepares students to accurately locate documentation in the patient record to support the coding process and assign codes for diagnoses and procedures, as well as how to submit medical charges to insurance companies and manage every aspect of the medical insurance claim process.
Students will gain knowledge in reading and understanding insurance cards and fee schedules, as well as how to file claims and post payments. Students will learn medical terminology, disease processes and pharmacology, as well as ICD-10 CM and CPT coding systems. This program will prepare students for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam or the National Health Careers Association (NHA) Certified Billing and Coding Specialist Exam (CBCS).
Medical Terminology (NUR 3235E3, 128 hours) is a prerequisite and must be passed prior to Health Care Billing and Coding Part I (MED 3030V3) and/or Health Care Billing and Coding Part II (MED 3030W3)
Students should be proficient in keyboarding, have a basic understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word recommended) and have a command of English grammar and punctuation.
This program has three classes, and each should be registered for separately:
- NUR 3235E3 Medical Terminology (128 hours) must be taken first
- MED 3030V3 Health Care Billing and Coding Part I (120 hours)
- MED 3030W3 Health Care Billing and Coding Part II (128 hours)
Contact hours: 376 Hours
Optional Health Care Billing and Coding class
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam Review
This optional review course will prepare students for the CPC certification examination administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
- MED 3006D3 Certified Professional Coder Exam Review (24 hours)
Course details and registration information
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