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Self-paced eLearning course includes 6-months access to online content, all eBooks, supplemental content, and related course materials, as applicable

Tuition: $1,999

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Contact: Call (434) 973-1945 for more information

MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING WITH ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ONLINE

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 WITH ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 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 WITH ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROFESSION

Medical billing and coding and medical administration 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 and medical administrative professionals for insurance carrier reimbursement.  

THE MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING WITH ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTPROGRAM

The Medical Billing & Coding with Medical Administration 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. Additionally this program offers learners a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills individuals require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career. 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 

  • ICD-10-CM Overview 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 

  • Function effectively in administrative and clerical positions in the medical office 

  • Describe the roles of individuals working in medical administrative capacities 

  • Manage health information and records according to privacy policies 

  • Complete basic billing and coding to process insurance forms 

  • Manage practice finances 

  • Assist in handling medical emergencies 

  • Describe techniques for academic and career development 

  • Describe the healthcare environment 

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 

HOW TO ENROLL

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CONTACT US

For inquiries about our Adult Education and Apprenticeship programs, contact:

  • Emily Thomas, CATEC Adult Education and Apprenticeship Office Associate/Database Administrator, by email or call (434) 973-1945

  • Shannon Tomlin, CATEC Adult Education and Apprenticeship Program Manager, by email or call (434) 973-1945