Healthcare 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 and ICD-10 CM and CPT coding systems. The program will prepare students for the American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder exam or the National Healthcareer Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist Exam.

Financial assistance available

Don't have enough money to pay for a course? Right now, Wake Tech's Propel program offers scholarships that cover the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific supplies and credentialing exams.

Program outline

Each of the program's three classes should be registered for separately:

  • NUR 3235E3 Medical Terminology (128 hours)
  • MED 3030V3 Healthcare Billing and Coding Part I (120 hours)
  • MED 3030W3 Healthcare Billing and Coding Part II (128 hours)

Contact hours: 376 hours

Medical Terminology (NUR 3235E3) must be passed prior to Healthcare Billing and Coding Part I (MED 3030V3) and Healthcare Billing and Coding Part II (MED 3030W3).

The optional review course for the Certified Professional Coder Exam will prepare students for the certification examination administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders. 

  • MED 3006D3 Certified Professional Coder Exam Review (24 hours)

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.

Industry-recognized credential: Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) by American Medical Billing Association

Complete in: 12 months or less

Industry Recognized Credential

Course details and registration information

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