Medical Billing-Coding

ADVANCED CODING FOR THE PHYSICIANS OFFICE
(Course ID: HLTH COD1)
Continuous changes in the medial billing and coding industry, as well as HIPAA changes, have created an incredible demand for those trained in coding. The Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office Course is designed for students who have previous coding experience, a basic coding education, or who have completed the Administrative Medical Specialist Course. CPT, ICD-9-CM (Volumes I and II), and HCPCS Level II Coding are covered, along with information on the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), compliance and reimbursement issues, E&M guidelines, and much more. Details and tips are provided to ensure that the most in-depth knowledge is acquired. This leads to increased accuracy in code selections and a smoother billing process with quicker and better reimbursement. This course prepares students for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Upon registering, you are given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a 6-month extension at no additional charge.

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CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CODER (CPC)
(Course ID: HLTH COD5)
This course is designed to prepare experienced individuals for the Certified Professional Coder certification exam.  It uses the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) course materials which includes AAPC membership and exam costs. The course covers medical terminology, anatomy systems and the current overviews on all codes. CPT, HCPCS and ICD-9-CM coding issues are organized in a way that is consistent with the most recent version of the AMA's Current Procedural Terminology. A thorough review of the exam procedures, regulations and practice exams for each section is given throughout the course.

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INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING - CAREER STEP
(Course ID: HLTH COD10)
This training program prepares students for both inpatient and outpatient medical coding and billing careers and gives them the knowledge and skills required to obtain national certification through AHIMA or AAPC. Students focus on medical terminology, coding standards, and specific inpatient and outpatient medical code sets. Students also get hands on experience and train with 3M™ Coding and Reimbursement System encoding software, used by many industry employers, preparing them for a quick transition to the workplace. Students receive support and instruction from an experienced staff of medical coders, as well as career guidance, a referral letter; resume review, interview coaching, preparation for the certification exams and identification of potential employment opportunities. The program’s online format provides students 24/7 access, is self-paced, and is designed to be completed in one year or less. Program fees include all the necessary books and software, personalized student support and career guidance.

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MEDICAL CODING: PREPARATION AND INSTRUCTION FOR IMPLEMENTATION
(Course ID: HLTH COD3)
ICD-10 is a radically upgraded diagnostic and procedural medical coding system, and will soon be mandated by the Federal government for use in the healthcare industry in insurance processing, reimbursement, and statistical data gathering. Preparing for and implementing the massive changes to the existing coding system requires that the healthcare industry start preparing for the impacts now. This new program will present a comprehensive overview of the significant changes in store for both diagnostic and procedural coding along with detailed information on the impacts of the coding changes to medical coders, healthcare staff, physicians, software systems, documentation, and information technology.

This program includes:

  • Comprehensive overview of the objectives, edits, and changes within the soon-to-be released International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10).
  • Methodology and Template for planning HIM and non-HIM staff, physician, and allied health personnel education.
  • Explanation of requirements for upgrading existing software applications, including claims editors, billing and claims, and electronic data interchange clearinghouses.
  • In-depth review of the CMS training manual.
  • Explanation of how to prepare and develop policy and procedure manual changes, staff training needs, and requirements.

Upon registering, you are given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a 6-month extension at no additional charge.

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MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING
(Course ID: HLTH COD4)
The Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) will give you the skills you need to find the job YOU are looking for as a Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Coder, and/or Medical Office Manager.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Billing and Coding course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical billing or coding in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the national certification exam.

The medical industry is experiencing a tremendous demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural coding and insurance forms processing, According to the American Medical Association, there are more than 1.2 million Medical Billers and Coders in the United States. This profession is listed as one of the fastest growing professions in allied health.

The Medical Billing and Coding program will give you the skills you need to be competitive in the healthcare market, as well as the credentials through certification to prove your qualifications.

In addition to the skills already mentioned, the MBC course includes legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts  including HIPAA compliance requirements, industry- specific techniques for filing insurance, and performing diagnostic and procedural coding tasks.

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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A WORD ASSOCIATION APPROACH
(Course ID: HLTH COD6)
This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.

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MEDICAL CODING
(Course ID: HLTH COD7)
Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this course, you'll learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field'doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes, insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home.

We'll go through each of the main systems of the human body'integumentary (skin), musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and male and female genitourinary'outlining the medical terminology, conditions, diseases, injuries, treatments, and procedures you'll see most often in each of those systems.

Along the way, we'll go through lots of real-world examples and coding exercises to get you using your coding tools in conjunction with your analytical skills to come up with just the right codes to describe any medical situation. In the process, you'll get all the hands-on experience you'll need to code medical insurance claims with confidence. By the end of this course, you'll know how to find your way through both the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM manual, and you'll be well on your way to a career as a medical coder!

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MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING PLUS TERMINOLOGY
(Course ID: HLTH COD8)
This nationally recognized Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology online certificate program is designed to prepare students to fill positions for medical coding and billing professionals.

The Medical Terminology portion of the course introduces elements of medical terminology, such as the etymology of words used to describe the human body. Students learn to apply proper terminology and spelling for major pathological conditions. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers

Upon successful completion of the Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical billing or coding in a medical office setting and will be eligible to register, prepare, and take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)'s Certified Medical Biller and Coder (CMBC) certification exam.

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OUTPATIENT MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING – CAREER STEP
(Course ID: HLTH COD9)
This training program prepares students for a careers in outpatient medical coding and billing and is designed to help them gain the knowledge and skills required for national outpatient certification exams through AAPC. Students focus on medical terminology, coding standards, and outpatient specific code sets. Students will spend a large portion of the course gaining hands-on experience by coding real reports using the ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS coding books, and which helps them easily transition to the workplace after graduation. The program’s online format provides students 24/7 access, is self-paced and is designed to be completed in one year or less. Students receive personalized support from a staff of experienced medical coders, as well as career guidance, a referral letter; resume review, interview coaching, preparation for the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) exam through AAPC, and identification of potential employment. Program fees include all necessary materials and books, personalized student support, and career guidance.

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