Medical Billing and Insurance Coding

Program Description
This 450-clock hour program requires the completion of 15 weeks (days), or 15 weeks (evenings) of study. This program familiarizes students with theory and hands-on skills necessary for entry-level positions in the Medical Billing and Insurance Coding field.

Program Objectives

The program is designed to provide comprehensive training in Medical Billing and Insurance Coding. The student will receive theory and practical training in processing payments for a medical facility. Students will gain knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT-Plus insurance coding and billing procedures. Students will also learn to use medical office software used to process billing claims, and will practice medical administration procedures.

Occupational Objectives

These skills will enable graduates to qualify for entry level positions as administrative medical assistants, medical record clerks, medical office managers, medical insurance billing clerks, medical receptionists, and also work directly with physicians.

Program Length/Class Hours

6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 15 weeks, 450 hours

Module Title: Total Lecture Clinical/Lab
Hours Hours Hours
Module AMB Word Processing and Keyboarding 30 10 20
Module BMB Introduction to Computer 30 10 20
Module CMB Ms Word 40 10 30
Module DMB Ms Excel 40 10 30
Module EMB Medical Terminology and Anatomy 120 60 60
Module FMB Medisoft Medical Billing Software 80 20 60
Module GMB Medical Billing, Insurance Coding 100 50 50
Module HMB Professional Development 10 5 5
Total 450 175 275

 

Module Description:

Module AMB Word Processing and Keyboarding – Students will learn keyboarding skills and techniques to improve speed.

Module BMB Introduction to Computers – Students will learn full working knowledge of a PC in a MS Windows environment and learn how to operate MS Office programs.

Module CMB MS Word – Students will learn how to use MS Word on a PC including how to create, store and mange documents. Students will also learn how to use various styles, formats and insert images onto a document.

Module DMB MS Excel – Student will learn how to create spreadsheets along with assigning particular functions to individual cells, including adding graphs, text and numerous data entry functions associated with spreadsheets.

Module EMB Medical Terminology and Anatomy – The student will learn the basic concepts of human anatomy, including the body as a whole, its functions, tissues and major organ systems. The student will also learn medical terminology including areas such as pronunciation, spelling origin and construction.

Module FMB Medical Billing Software – Students will learn about electronic health records, how to use medical billing software and how to initiate a patient record in a database. Students will also learn how to navigate through the software and use common functions of the software for medical billing purposes.

Module GMB Medical Billing and Insurance Coding – The student will learn the aspects of the collection process including collection-servicing agencies. The student will also learn insurance programs, including; HMO, PPOS and Workers’ Compensation plans and the national coding systems used for claims processing. Students will develop speed and accuracy on the computer keyboard as well as the 10-key pad. The student will also learn how to use software to process claims.

Module HMB Professional Development – Student will participate in a class review and practice professional office etiquette regarding proper office attire, professional demeanor, motivation and customer service.

Course Materials/Equipment: Laptop computer, MS Office and billing/coding training software, ICD-10 code reference book, CPT Plus reference book, Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office textbook and workbook (books available in English only)

Requirements for Graduation: Students must pass a final exam with a score of 70%, “D” grade, or better, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, to be considered for graduation. Internship/externship not required.