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Medical Billing and Coding

HLTCE 1001, Course Code: 8265

Steady expansion of the health care industry has created growing demand for professionally trained medical billing and coding specialists to accurately process billing and insurance reimbursement documents. This 80-hour course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. This course begins with an introduction to medical terminology associated with medical procedures, services and human anatomy. You'll study current procedural terminology (CPT) introduction, guidelines, evaluation and management, specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), international classification of diseases (ICD-9) introduction and guidelines, and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. You will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS). After successful completion of this course and obtaining the suggested practical work experience (six months to two years) you may 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 Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam, and/or other national certification exams.

Course Fee:
$1,499.00, includes text

# of Sessions:
24

Instructor:
Instructor,CCI

Dates:
3/1/10 to 5/26/10, excluding 3/22/10, 3/24/10

Meeting:
Monday, Wednesday from 6:00PM to 9:30PM

Location:
Instructional Commons Building, Room 2806
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
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