Medical Billing and Coding Academy
Our Medical Billing and Coding Academy 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.
The Academy includes 80 hours of instruction and qualifies individuals to sit for the Certified Coding Association (CCA) exam. The Academy also 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
Our Medical Billing and Coding Academy is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare.
Medical Billing and Coding Academy students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
How to Enroll
Participants who are interested in the Medical Billing and Coding do not need to complete a FAFSA nor be officially admitted to the University.
There are no course prerequisites for this course.
If you have questions about enrollment, please schedule a time to speak to a program coordinator or contact the Center for Professional Education at 423-425-4344.
- An overview of healthcare and insurance industry
- The organization and use of the ICD-9-CM, 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-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and practice coding examples within the CPT
- Basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements
- Completing common insurance forms, tracing delinquent claims, and appealing denied claims
- ICD-10-CM Overview
How You Will Benefit
- Earn a relevant and up-to-date education
- Gain real-world and practical experience
- Access to job opportunities and employers
Students who complete the Medical Billing and Coding Academy will be prepared to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam.
Our course does meet the educational requirements for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, but students will need to obtain or have two years of work experience.
The certification exam is included in the cost of the course.
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From funding options to certification exams, we will make sure you have the information you need to be successful.