Medical Billing & Coding
You can become a vital part of a health care team as a medical biller and coder. Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 15 percent by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Every insurance company requires an itemized list of procedures, medicines and other materials before they pay a claim. Every procedure has a unique code. That’s why medical billing and coding are in such high demand and why you can enjoy a great career in the health care industry.
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Students will be introduced and acquire the fundamentals of the health care revenue cycle, the administrative functions of the medical office and medical billing, CPT and ICD-1O CM abstracting, coding, and application, the CMS compliance systems, and federal/state healthcare regulations and laws. Upon completion of this course, students will be knowledgeable of the major aspects of the healthcare revenue cycle. Be able to articulate the various administrative functions of the medical billing office, comprehend and perform the basic elements of medical billing, observe, determine, abstract, and apply accurate CPT and ICD 10 CM codes, while demonstrating familiarity of the financial methodologies associate with the insurance carriers. The goal is for all student to demonstrate, with confidence, they have the knowledge and skills required for serving the healthcare industry. The purpose for this course is to produce students well-equipped to begin a successful career including preparation for the national coding certification exam.
Text book information:(required text ISBN 13:978-1337554220, “Understanding Health Insurance”, not available at HCC bookstore, must be acquired from an outside source of student's choice)
** Tuition and fees not eligible for waiver for XE courses.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.
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