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Professional Medical Coding & Billing
Certification / Licensure - Exam Prep
- 640 Hours
- 12 Months to Complete
- Independent Study
- Work at Your Own Pace
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- Offered through CareerStep
Medical billers can be found in almost every type of healthcare facility, including: hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, skilled nursing facilities, and home health agencies, among others. There are even employment opportunities in insurance companies and at specialized medical billing outsource firms.
The professional medical coding & billing program was developed by industry experts to prepare students for the new ICD-10 code set. This training is used by some of the largest and most respected healthcare organizations in the country, and includes a real-world practical experience to ensure that you gain the skills you need to excel in the workforce. The curriculum is specifically designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to follow claims all the way through to payment, prepare you to work with industry specific forms and train you to begin working immediately upon graduation. Students are prepared for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams.
Topics studied include reimbursement methodologies, biomedical sciences, and specific code sets. The program includes 23 online modules and a final exam designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work in these multiple settings. Numerous exercises and assessments throughout each module ensure that students master each concept before moving on, and knowledgeable student support advisors are available from program start to finish.
Enrollment includes textbooks, industry code books, and access to an online reference library.
Upon successful completion of the Professional Medical Coding & Billing course, you will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical coding or billing in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Professional Coding (CPC) national certification exam.
- Certification preparation – Though industry certification is not always an employment prerequisite, holding a credential proves a certain level of expertise to employers and improves your career opportunities. After graduation you will be prepared to sit for the CCA, or CPC certification exams.
IMPORTANT! This course prepares you for the CCA or CPC certification. You must also meet the professional association's eligibility requirements for the examination. The American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) eligibility requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent.