Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Medical billing and coding specialists play a vital role in today’s healthcare industry. Whether employed by a private practice, hospital, clinic, surgery center, or other setting, medical billers and coders use codes to document patient diagnoses and treatments. Their duties include reading and analyzing patient records, determining correct codes for patient records, using codes to bill insurance providers, keeping track of patient data, managing detailed, specifically coded information, and HIPAA compliance.
This fully online program is taught by a live-instructor, in real-time, in a virtual classroom using Zoom technology. Class time is engaging, and students are encouraged to interact with their instructor and fellow students.
Topics covered include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical billing functions, insurance guidelines and compliance training, legal and ethical issues, and basic diagnostic and procedural coding. National certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association and exam preparation materials are included with the program. It is also recommended that students sit for Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered through AAPC.
Must be 18+ years. A high school diploma or GED is required for NHA certification. Students will need to have access to internet, PC, laptop, or tablet and access to a printer in order to participate.
Textbooks: Fordney’s Medical Insurance 15th Edition, Buck’s 2021 ICD-10 CM for Hospitals, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) 2021 Professional Edition (Approximately $261). Please don’t purchase textbooks until you receive link from Career Training Solutions.
Salary Information: $43, 531 (Median) (Source)
Job Growth: 21.5% from 2016-2026 (Source)
DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays: February 16 - June 3, 2021
METHOD OF DELIVERY: Live Remote - Zoom
INSTRUCTOR: Career Training Solutions
QUESTIONS: Call Career Training Solutions at (888) 308-0737