Medical Coding and Billing
A Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) primarily focuses on converting a medical procedure, diagnosis, or symptom into specific codes to submit a claim for reimbursement.
Employment of Billing & Coding Specialists is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2012, due to rapid growth in the number of medical tests, treatments, and procedures that will be increasingly scrutinized by third-party payers, regulators, courts, and consumers. Medical Coders are in such high demand because nearly every visit to the doctor requires properly coded documentation for the doctor to receive payment. Every insurer, from private companies to Medicare, has its own forms and unique coding requirements.
This course prepares you for two certifications in the field of medical billing and coding. On the last day of this 60 hour course you will take the National Health-career Association’s Exam for your CBCS certification and you will also be prepared to take the CCA Certification Examination sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) by way of online registration.
Both examinations consist of questions regarding administrative procedures for medical billing and insurance claim processing as well as submitting, tracing, appealing, and transmitting billing claims for today’s full range of health plans.
Course topics include:
- Healthcare Payers
- Managed Care Systems
- Medicare, Medicaid and Other State Programs
- TRICARE, VA and Workers Compensation
- The role of an Insurance Billing Specialist
- HIPPA Compliance Regulations and more!