Medical Billing and Coding


Curriculum Objective: (30 Weeks)

Career Possibilities:
  • Medical Coding Specialist
  • Medical Records Coder
  • Surgical Medical Coding
  • Medical billing Specialist
  • Insurance Billing Specialist

The objective of this curriculum is to prepare students with the knowledge, competencies, and technical skills for entry-level positions as a Medical Biller/Coder. The students gain knowledge of insurance reimbursement, submission of medical claims, medical coding and necessary office management skills. They get in-depth training on Medi-cal, Medi-care, Personal injury and processing Worker’s Compensation.

MB 100 Medical Terminology

This course is designed to provide the student with basic fundamental knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology including, body organization, cell-tissue-membranes, special senses, endocrine, musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems, and related pathology.

MB 200 Diagnostic Procedural Coding

Understanding and applying diagnostic coding (IDC-9-CM), current procedural terminology (CPT), and Reimbursement procedures are taught to the students. All aspects of HIPAA (Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) are taught.

MB 300 Electronic Health Record

The students are trained in basic fundamentals of computerized accounting system for medical providers. This includes instruction in patient registration, appointment scheduling, posting charges and payments, printing health insurance claim forms, patient statements and accounts receivable reports.

MB 400 Health Insurance Claim Forms/Billing

All phases of claims follow-up and the appeals process for insurance companies are taught in this module. A review of basic limitations on collection procedures for patient accounts and insurance carriers is provided.

MB 500 Private Insurance/Managed Care Systems

The students are provided with clear understanding of managed care, how it works, and the pros and cons for a medical provider.

Skills Covered
  • IDC-10-CM Coding
  • Insurance Reimbursement
  • Patient Registration
  • Medical Accounting
Prepares you to work in Hospitals Doctors Offices, onsite or remote work.

CD 101 Career Development

The purpose of this course is to teach the student skills to enable them to acquire a position leading to a substantial career. Students will learn: Interviewing Skills, Conducting the Successful Job Search, Discovering the Hidden Job Market, Preparing Resumes and Cover Letters as well as mock interviews.

Externship

The students are required to work in a clinic or a hospital as an intern for a one-month period, performing various duties that they have learned during their program. This is designed to give the students on-the-job experience while still in school. The progress of the students is managed on a weekly basis and any issues that come up during the Externship are dealt with before the student is awarded his/her diploma.

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