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Course Name
Certificate in Medical Billing & Coding

Contact Hours: 650

Course Description
The Medical Coding Training Program is a great career opportunity as the coder shortage continues. We have trained coders for over 40 years! Coding is a basic to health care driving all of the reimbursement process as well as creating the huge databases for administration and government. It is a challenging responsibility and it pays well.

Medical Billing Training program - Learn everything you need to know to become a medical billing specialist. The course includes Health Insurance Specialist and Medical Terminology. When completed, you will have the skills to go to work. The training will provide the career skills for medical billing processes in both clinical and institutional settings. It is complete with comprehensive test and practice exams to provide not only the basic theories needed, but provide lots of hands on experience all the way.

Please note: Course of study may be completed earlier than indicated and students retain access for one year from the date of enrollment.

Outcome
Medical Billing
Upon successful completion of our Medical Billing course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical billing in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the Med-Certification exam to become a Certified Medical Billing Specialist (CBS) or the AAPC certification exam to become a Certified Professional Biller (CPB).

Medical Coding
Upon successful completion of our Medical Coding course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position doing medical coding in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the AHIMA national certification exam to become a Certified Coding Associate (CCA)

IMPORTANT: Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.


Assessment
Assessment Tools:
  • Quizzes
  • Practical Experience
  • Online Exercises


Required Book(s)
All required materials are included; no additional purchase necessary. If you have any questions, please reach out to courseinfo@jeronline.com.

Outline
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I – LANGUAGE ORIGINS AND ADAPTATIONS
(75 hrs – 65 instruction, 10 laboratory/practicum)
  • Etymology
  • Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation
  • Medical Words

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II – DYNAMICS OF MEDICAL VOCABULARY AND WORD STRUCTURE
(75 hrs – 65 instruction, 10 laboratory/practicum)
  • Word Dynamics
  • Body Dynamics
  • Medical Instruments & Equipment
  • Medical Specialties & Specialists
  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Abbreviations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Abbreviations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug listing – generic alpha, name brand cross-reference, plus 200 of the most commonly prescribed drugs.

MEDICAL BILLING I
(75 hrs – 40 instruction, 35 laboratory/practicum)
  • Health Care History & Overview
  • Terminology
  • Provider Structure & Protocols
  • Hospital Billing
  • Family Relationships
  • Billing the Encounter
  • Practice Economics

MEDICAL BILLING II
(75 hrs – 40 instruction, 35 laboratory/practicum)
  • Collections
  • Coding
  • Profiles
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Legal Issues
  • Certification

MEDICAL CODING THEORY
(70 hrs – 70 instruction, 0 laboratory/practicum)
Industry History and the Codes
  • The Coder
  • ICD Coding
  • CPT Coding
  • Specialty Coding
  • Liability and Legal Issues
  • Summary

CODING PRACTICUM 1: APPLIED CODING
(100 hrs – 0 instruction, 100 laboratory/practicum)
  • 300 basic medical charts to code
  • Answer key included; shows the rationale for the coding on each chart once the learner completes the coding for a given chart.

CODING PRACTICUM 1: SPECIALTY CODING
(100 hrs – 0 instruction, 100 laboratory/practicum)
  • 300 specialty medical charts to code
  • Answer key included; shows the rationale for the coding on each chart once the learner completes the coding for a given chart.

HEALTH INSURANCE SPECIALIST
(80 hrs – 80 instruction, 0 laboratory/practicum)
  • Health Insurance Specialist Job Description & Knowledge
  • Medical Care Reimbursement
  • Health Organizations (MCO)
  • Insurance Claims
  • Payer Processing
  • Laws, Rules, and Regulations
  • Private Insurers
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • TriCare
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Score Summary and Final Assignment
  • Appendix and Glossary (all insurance form samples and instructions)