Medical Billing and Coding
About the Program
Our Medical 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. With the transition to ICD-10, effective as of October 1, 2015, this course will also provide training in ICD-10-CM.
This program includes 80 hours of instruction. Our course qualifies individuals to sit for the Certified Coding Association (CCA) exam. Our course meets the educational requirements for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, but students will need to obtain or have 1-2 years of work experience
About the 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 2018; therefore, a surplus of medical facilities will continue to hire candidates who specialize in medical billing and coding.