The Medical Coder/Biller Program is committed to providing a high standard of education to all our students. This will be accomplished by providing a good foundation in basic knowledge and skills; critical thinking, and personal qualities. Through cooperative team efforts our graduate will be successful in their certification requirements; be prepared for an entry level Medical Coder/Biller position; adopt measures that ensure the safe practice of accurate medical codes for diagnostic procedures and other services offered by health care providers.
The program is designed to prepare students for employment in various medical settings, such as a physician’s office, nursing and residential care facilities and certain hospital settings. The curriculum provides students 1000 hours with the technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in the medical billing and coding field.
Upon successful completion students will be prepared to take the national exam for Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS).
What you will learn
The students will gain a solid understanding of Anatomy & Physiology with Medical Terminology & Disease Process, Legal & Ethical Aspect in Health Care, Medical Office Procedures, and basic concepts of Pharmacology.
You will be tasked with important procedures, like knowledge of basic ICD-10, CPT-4 and HCPCS coding to assign accurate medical codes for diagnosis, procedures, and other services provided by physicians and coding cases practice during the program.
As a Medical Coder/Biller, you may perform some or all the following tasks
- Receive and review patient charts and documents for accuracy
- Report missing or incomplete documentation
- Ensure proper coding on provider documentation
- Performs additional duties assigned by Coding Manager as needed
- Handles co-pays, balances, and charge posting
- Serves as resource regarding insurance resolutions and coding questions
- Follows coding guidelines and legal requirements to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations
- Private practice physicians’ offices
- Nursing and residential care facilities
- Government Entities
- Facilities Hospitals
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must have a high school diploma or a graduate equivalency diploma (GED)