The advance of electronic health records has made medical office billing and coding specialists a key part of the health care system. With this training, students will learn to read patients’ medical records to determine the correct codes for diagnoses and treatment for submission to insurance companies.
This course combines ICD-10, CPT, AND HCPCS coding used by those working in medical records, patient billing, insurance, and admissions. The 15-month program will prepare students to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam administered by the American Academy of Professional Coders.
Students must successfully complete the Medical Terminology course with a minimum grade of “C” to enter this program.
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Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.
Medical Coding (ICD-10 CM, CPT, HCPS)
This course combines ICD-10 CM, CPT, and HCPCS coding which are essential coding methods used by those working in medical records, patient billing, insurance, and admissions. Using case studies, instruction is provided in ICD-10 CM, which is the principles and guideline for assigning codes to diagnostic conditions which correlates with disease and diagnosis. CPT is a method that is used to bill for procedures and services performed by physicians. HCPCS which represents other procedures that might be provided in a medical setting.
This class teaches the student how to be proficient in billing in a healthcare setting and how to enhance reimbursement. Clinical and legal issues are included. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, ICD-10 Coding, and CPT/HCPCS Coding with a grade of C or better.
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