MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING

Health Services

Career Outlook

Your New Career

As a trained Medical Coding and Billing Professional, you can work at a physician's office, a rehabilitation center, clinic or private billing service. Or start your own business! Medical coding and billing services are in demand by physicians and other health care providers around the nation. Get the training you need to begin your career in this exciting profession!

When you become a Medical Coding and Billing Professional, you'll do work that is vital to the success of any medical office. Doctors rely on you to accurately code diagnoses and procedures, prepare insurance forms, and handle billing. Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities. You have skills that are in demand and the opportunity to earn great money. Jobs for Medical Coding and Billing Professionals are expected to increase more than 15% through 2018*.

Your New Skills

You'll get the knowledge you need to become a Medical Coding and Billing Professional.

  • Office Procedures
  • Law and Ethics in Allied Health
  • Body Systems/Terminology
  • Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Medical Coding
  • Insurance For Preparation
  • ...and more

Your New Diploma

Earn your Medical Coding and Billing Career Diploma at home in as little as one year by studying just an hour a day for your new career. Expert instructors and support staff – dedicated to helping you complete your coursework – will be just a phone call or an email away.

 * Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 Program Overview

This program has an optional 200hr Work Experince Option at the end of the training to obtain hands-on practical experince (This is not mandatory to fulfill the training requirements for this program)

Learn medical billing at home with the Medical Coding and Billing training program from the Continuing Education Center.

As a Medical Coding and Billing Professional, you'll need to know how to manage records and file claims, prepare insurance forms, and handle billing. The Continuing Education Center Medical Coding and Billing Program can help you develop these skills. Whether you work for a clinic, doctor's office, hospital or private billing service you'll have a career you can be proud of!

You'll get hands-on training in:

  • Law and Ethics, in Medicine
  • Body Systems Terminology 1 and 2
  • Electronic Medical Records

Additional Certification Eligibility
Graduates of the Continuing Education Center Medical Coding and Billing Program are eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist credential exam offered by the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). Graduates may also be eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder examination offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Student Membership in the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is included in the program.

Contact the Continuing Education Center Today.

Find out more about Medical Coding and Billing training that includes:

  • All the books, lessons, equipment, and learning aids you need
  • Unlimited, toll-free instructional support
  • Access to student services by website, phone, and mail

Program Outline

Here's how it works: Your program consists of courses designed to take you step-by-step through the techniques and skills you'll employ in your new career in Medical Coding and Billing. Your first course will be sent to you as soon as your enrollment has been accepted. Other courses will follow as you complete your exams, so that you will always have training materials to work with.

You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows®-based computer to complete this program. The Continuing Education Center recommends the following as minimum specifications: Pentium® II or better processor, using Microsoft® Windows® XP or later. You will also need to have access to the Internet, an email account, and Microsoft® Office 2010 to complete portions of this program.


HIT100: Introduction to Allied Health (Delivered Online Only)
This course is designed to provide a discussion of strategies for completing the allied health programs as an independent learner. In addition, it gives an introduction to health care and the role that medical office assistants, medical coders, and medical transcriptionists play in that industry.

BUS090: Office Procedures
This course covers the typical duties of the administrative assistant in any business office: task management, general business machines, telephone call management, business letter writing, electronic and print mail processing, travel and meeting planning, policy and procedures manuals, facility care and maintenance, as well as office math.

ALH 028: Law, Ethics, and Confidentiality in Allied Health
The Law and Ethics section of this course covers how law affects medical offices; the origin of law that affects medical professionals; the process of litigation and its alternatives; contract law and the ways it affects health professionals; the duties created between health care professionals and patients once a doctor-patient relationship is established; criminal law and torts that are relevant to the health profession.
The Confidentiality in Allied Health section examines the common-law basis for the confidentiality of health care information and the laws regulating health care information collected and maintained by government agencies. also covered is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as how the management of medical information affects the management and measurement of quality in health care. 

CSC102: Word and Excel
Computer and Internet basics; computer hardware and software; digital electronics and file management; introduction to Windows®; PC applications in word processing, spreadsheets.

ENG010: Business English
Business letters, forms, client records, and memos; organization, grammar, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph construction; coherent paragraphs, well-organized documents, and purpose-focused materials; accurate, attractive, and effective final copies.

ALH016: Body Systems/Terminology 1
Introduction to medical terminology; chemistry/ laboratory; pharmacology; cells, tissues, and membranes; integumentary system; musculoskeletal system; blood and cardiovascular system; respiratory system; digestive system.

ALH017: Body Systems/Terminology 2
Sense organs; nervous system; endocrine system; urinary/excretory system; male and female reproductive systems; lymphatic system; oncology and radiation; surgery and pathology; genetics.

ALH021: Basic Pharmacology
An introduction to basic pharmacology, as well as the type of drugs by body systems. Includes the drug's generic and trade names, use, side effects and drug interactions.

HIT203: Medical Coding 1
The basics of coding, exploration of the ICD-9-CM and CPT manuals, examination of specialty areas such as cardiology and obstetrics/gynecology, radiology, pathology, and laboratory work.

HIT 204: Medical Coding 2
The Medical Coding 2 course utilizes the application of the CPT and ICD-9-CM classification systems to code diagnoses and procedures.

HIT 130: Electronic Medical Records
The Electronic Medical Records Management Certificate program provides a basic overview on how to successfully manage electronic medical records (EMRs) in different health care settings. Attendees will learn EMR concepts, terminology, regulations, and procedures, and receive hands-on training with an electronic medical record.

 

Online Library and Librarian
Students in the Continuing Education Center have access to an online library for use during their studies. Students can use this library to do the required research in the courses they complete or can use it for general reference and links to valuable resources. The library contains helpful research assistance, articles, databases, books, and Web links. A librarian is available to answer questions on general research-related topics via email and to assist students in research activities during their studies with the Continuing Education Center.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

Tuition

$1,651.00

Your tuition includes all books, learning aids, unlimited instructional and student support services.

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