Do you aspire to be an integral part of the healthcare field? The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 20% increase in medical billing and coding opportunities through 2018 due to an increased use of electronic medical records.
Our program has partnered with the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) to become a professional medical coding educational site – a gold standard organization – which will help distinguish you as a qualified candidate looking to enter this rapidly growing field.
This program will train you to successfully serve as the communication liaison between physician offices, patients, and insurance companies while translating and assigning universally recognized codes to patient illnesses, injuries, and medical procedures. It also includes lecture and hands-on instruction teaching you ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding guidelines and conventions, outpatient and physician office, and HCPCS level II index coding. Additionally, you will learn CPT coding, with emphasis on evaluation and management, anesthesia, surgery, radiology, pathology and laboratory, and medicine coding.
This certificate program will assist you in preparing for the American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam and the National Healthcareer Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam. This program focuses solely on physician office coding and requires successful completion of the Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program or submission of assessment and résumé for evaluation.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medical Office Assistant Program OR 1-2 years recent experience working in a medical/dental office, complete Skills Assessment, submit Program Application, and submit current resume. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required.