This combined 98 hour medical billing and coding course offers the skills needed to accurately code provider encounters by translating medical documentation into medical codes to be used in billing for services/procedures. This course will also discuss billing practices such as the electronic medical health record and how to manually submit an insurance claim. Student will learn the skills needed to correctly abstract information from a patient record, apply coding guidelines and follow reimbursement procedures to optimize physician payment while codes using ICD10CM, CPT and HCPCS manual. Students will gain an understanding of HIPPA, confidentiality, and how to successfully manage the medical business office. Differentiate Medicare, Medicaid, third party, managed care, and private insurance. Learn the roles and responsibilities of the coder, physician, and patient in regard to the legal and ethical aspects of medical coding.
The first 6 classes will be devoted to Medical Terminology and Anatomy. The course will assist with and provide information on the national certification for medical coding: After completing the course the student may want to obtain a certification in medical coding for an additional cost through one of the entities that offers the certification. It is suggested students obtain 6 month experience and purchase additional materials and practice exams to assist with the certification exam. Certification information on AAPC, American Academy of Professional Code and AHIMA, American Health Information Management Associate will be provided during the course.
The cost of the examination is not included in the tuition. Statement of interest and registration with payment due by Monday, February 19th, 2018 by 4:00p.
Mondays and Thursdays, March 5th – June 11th
$1,799 (textbooks included) / CCI 007 701
Traditional Army tuition assistance, GI bill funding and traditional college financial aid does not apply. MyCAA may apply.
Please call 315-786-2233 or email CED@sunyjefferson.edu
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