Medical Billing and Coding GES 111 » 240 hours
Medical Billing and Coding is a nationally-recognized online program that will prepare you to take your place in the rewarding field of healthcare. Medicine is more than patient care— it is also a business. Medical practices rely on medical billers and coders to provide the cash flow that keeps their doors open. Positions are also available with ambulatory care centers, medical equipment suppliers, insurance companies, public health agencies, consulting firms, and medical billing companies.
You will learn to function as an important member of the healthcare team by providing key skills such as abstracting from medical records, assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level II code books, developing insurance claims according to third-party guidelines, and understanding the legal, ethical and regulatory concepts that are vital to this field.
Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, offered by National Healthcareer Association NHA), and will receive the study guide materials, access to practice exams, and exam registration fees. You will also be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
"This was a great experience! I love the convenience of the online course and I love the fact that the facilitator always got back to me promptly. That made the lack of face-to-face instructor time easier and I didn't feel like I was going through this alone without anyone to help me."
- O.S., East Central College
"I liked the ease of finding information. Any time I had a question I was immediately helped."
- M.N., Erie Community College
"I loved acquiring new knowledge regarding a subject that is so beneficial to me. I received a new promotion at my current employment. I was completely satisfied with everything!"
- D.O., Clayton State University
"I enjoyed the fact that this is the 3rd time that I have attempted to get a college education and I actually accomplished it! The 2 other schools I went to before this were not to my expectations, while this one fat exceeded!"
- S.K., Central Michigan University
"I thought this course was wonderful. My facilitator was great with giving feedback on my assignments and she was very prompt in grading my material. I would definitely recommend this course to other people. In fact, I have a friend today that I will be giving this information to so that she can look into taking the same course. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t think anything could be improved."
- S.H., Edison State College Charlotte Campus
"As a working adult, (60+ hours per week) I needed the freedom of completing the course at my own pace, and was able to change jobs and have a baby without worrying about missing class. I could also dedicate more time to a chapter or topic that was more challenging to me."
- J.P., Century College
"Taking this course online gave me the quality time that I needed to work at my own pace – everything was self explanatory. The facilitator was prompt in returning my emails regarding the assignments that I had done. Along with the support team, I highly recommended this program to others! Thank you so much! This program has opened a bright and successful future for me."
- L.A., National University Division of Extended Learning
"I felt that the course material was easy to understand, but not TOO easy. I feel like I learned A LOT, and not just by looking back to the book for the material."
- A.S., Bowling Green State University
"I work at a hospital but I am not a coder. I found learning this information helped me understand more about my job and the jobs of those around me."
- J.O., California State University, Chico Research Foundation