Certificate Programs

NEW! Medical Billing and Coding with ICD-10

This combined 80-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10CM, ICD-10PCS and /or ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.  The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory), ICD-10 and ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements.  Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10CM/PCS or ICD-9).  

NOTE:  After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.  Although currently both the AAPC and the AHIMA certification excams include ICD-9 material, pending the proposed Octoer 1, 2015 switch to ICD-10 both may begin testing for ICD-10 information in 2016.

Additional Costs: A medical dictionary is helpful

Pre-Requisites: High-school diploma, GED, etc. A strong reading-comprehension level and good, basic, math ability is necessary.

Course Contact Hours: 80 hours
Student Tuition: $1,899 (Textbooks included)

Call 585-345-6868 for more information.