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Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist 

Free Information Session – February 6, 2021 at 10 AM. Email to register.

Cost:  $1,299 (includes certification exam, exam preparation materials, and certificate of completion, textbook(s) purchased separately)

Payment Plan – $649 due at registration, $325 due on TBD, $325 due on TBD

Schedule:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 PM – 8:30 PM, February 16, 2021 – June 3, 2021

Description:  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 the internet, PC, laptop, or tablet and access to a printer in order to participate.