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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
Now you can study to become a certified healthcare professional at your own pace and within your schedule. The MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING ONLINE program is offered by CATEC with interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs, and a student portal with career resources. To learn about this program and enroll today, click here.
THE MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING PROFESSION
Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. The medical industry will have almost 50% more jobs available by 2030; therefore, a surplus of medical facilities will continue to hire candidates who specialize in medical billing and coding.
THE MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING PROGRAM
The Medical Billing & Coding Program from CATEC program delivers the skills students need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement. With the transition to ICD-10, effective as of October 1, 2015, this course will also provide training in ICD-10-CM. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
An overview of healthcare & insurance industry
The organization and use of the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS manuals to identify correct codes
Detailed review and practice using the alphabetic index and tabular list of the ICD-10-CM, and practice coding examples within the CPT
Basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements
Completing common insurance forms, tracing delinquent claims, and appealing denied claims
Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
Numerous national certification exams are available for students who complete this course including American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), American Health Information Association (AHIMA) and others.
DETAILED COURSE TOPICS COVERED
Intro to International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications & Coding Guidelines
Introduction to the organization and use of the ICD-10-CM, and CPT manuals
Basics of diagnostic and procedural coding
The Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS 1500)
HIPAA and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Review and practice coding Evaluation and Management (E&M) services
Review and practice coding from anesthesia, surgery, radiology, medicine, and the pathology/laboratory sections of the CPT
CPT Modifiers, E and V Codes, and Late Effects
Coding surgical procedure and medical procedures for the cardiovascular, integumentary, male/female reproductive systems, maternity care and delivery
Coding for general surgery, radiology, pathology, diagnostic, therapeutic and laboratory services and the Level II National Codes
Tracing delinquent claims & insurance issues
Third-party reimbursement issues
Development of and Improvements to the ICD-10-CM Coding Manual
Examination of the ICD-10-PCS system
EACH COURSE INCLUDES
24/7 instructor support and course mentoring
Student and instructor collaboration
Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations
Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking
National and state certification opportunities
A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources
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