Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology GES 124 » 300 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. In Medical Terminology, you will learn important terminology and study the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system.
Upon completion of this program, you will be ready 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 the 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).
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- S.S., Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
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- K.P., University of Evansville
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- R.N., North Carolina State University
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- M.C., Kennesaw State University
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- C.P., Kennesaw State University
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- B.M., Indiana University/Purdue University, Fort Wayne
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