Basic Medical Insurance/Coding Certificate Program
This certificate program is a series of Basic Insurance/Coding courses that will lead to a certificate in this area. These are classes are designed for those seeking experience in coding and billing for healthcare agencies. Upon completion students will be prepared to obtain certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) awarded by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) credentialing agency. Students must complete the following courses: Medical Terminology; Medical Coding, Billing and Insurance; Medical Legal Issues; Medial Office Simulation; and Procedure and Diagnostic Coding. Some courses have pre-requisites: Medical Simulation and Procedure/Diagnostic Coding.
Healthcare Billing and Coding
This online course prepares an individual for entry level healthcare billing and coding positions. Course topics can include but are not limited to the roles and responsibilities of this position , managed health care, life cycle or an insurance claim, legal and regulatory considerations, coding regulations, reimbursement issues, claim instructions, medical terminology, filing commercial claims, insurance plans: Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare, and Workers’ Compensation. Upon completion, students should also be able to utilize MS Windows and the Internet to effectively retrieve billing-related information and updates.