Course Detail: MBNC - Medical Billing & Coding Certification Program with Externship

The Medical Billing & Coding Profession
Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing
and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. The medical industry will have almost 50% more jobs available by 2022; therefore, a surplus of medical facilities will continue to hire candidates who specialize in medical billing and coding.

The Medical Billing & Coding Program
This billing and coding course offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The course covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements. This billing and coding program delivers the skills students need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement. 

This course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • An overview of healthcare and the insurance industry
  • The organization and use of the ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS manuals to identify correct codes
  • Detailed review and practice using the alphabetic index and tabular list of the ICD-10-CM
  • Basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements
  • Completing common insurance forms, tracing delinquent claims, and appealing denied claims

Education and Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are several National Certification exams that are available to students who successfully complete
  • this program:
    • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder Exam
    • (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice)
    • American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam
    • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS)

Medical Billing & Coding Detailed Course Information
This program covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Introduction to International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications, Coding Guidelines, Basics
  • of diagnostic and procedural coding
  • Introduction to the organization and use of the ICD-10 and CPT manuals
  • The Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS 1500)
  • Reviews of both ICD-10-CM (diagnostic coding) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural coding)
  • HIPAA and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Review and practice coding Evaluation and Management (E&M) services
  • Review and practice coding from anesthesia, surgery, radiology, medicine, and the pathology/laboratory
  • sections of the CPT, CPT Modifiers, E and V Codes
  • Coding surgical procedures of the integumentary system
  • Coding procedures related to the female genital system and maternity care and delivery
  • ·Coding for general surgery, radiology, pathology and laboratory services
  • Coding for diagnostic and therapeutic services and the Level II National Codes
  • Tracing delinquent claims, insurance problems & third-party reimbursement issues

National Certification

Students who complete the Medical Billing & Coding program will be prepared to sit for the AAPC CPC or CPC-H Apprentice, AHIMA CCA, NHA CBCS, NWCA MBCS national certification exam(s). In order to work as a Medical Billing & Coding, many states nationwide are requiring that learners achieve national certification prior to working in that state. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the practical/clinical externship option with their program. This comprehensive program is designed to prepare students to sit for AAPC CPC or CPC-H Apprentice, AHIMA CCA, NHA CBCS, NWCA MBCS exam(s). Students who complete this program can and do sit for the AAPC CPC or CPC-H
Apprentice, AHIMA CCA, NHA CBCS, NWCA MBCS national certification exam(s) and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so.

ONLINE/SELF PACED: The student will determine his or her start date and will be given up to 6 months to complete the program.

OPTIONAL Non-Paid 40 Hour Externship. To be eligible for the clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 150 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.

National Certification

  • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice)
  • American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam 
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS)

Laptops Available:  Students may purchase a refurbished laptop for $75 to use for this class.

All textbooks and materials are included.

Students that complete will earn a certificate of completion.

Video lesson presentations.

Mobile-Ready

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR START DATE.

Please contact, the Continuing Education Dept. at continuinged@govst.edu or 708.534.3199

 Session Detail: PU21MBNCO

Schedule: Start this course anytime. This course is 150 hours 100% ONLINE ---- plus optional Clinical Externship hours, to be scheduled later.
Times: 12:00am - 11:59pm
Medical Billing & Coding Certification Program with Externship : $2400.00

Facility Detail

Governors State University Campus
Online
1 University Parkway
University Park, IN 60484