This combined 80-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims, and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation, and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCS). After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)Exam, the Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) Exam, and/or other national certification exams.
This course takes place in person at the Oakland Center campus on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:30pm on March 7, March 9, March 14, March 16, March 21, March 23, April 4, April 6, April 11, April 13, April 18, April 20, April 25, April 27, May 2, May 4, May 9, May 11, May 16, May 18, May 23, May 25, June 1, June 6 No Class on March 28 and March 30 and May 30
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