Medical billing and coding is currently one of the fastest-growing professions in allied health, with more than 1.2 million individuals currently working in the United States.
Through Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology, you can prepare to enter this in-demand field as a medical billing specialist, medical coder, or medical office manager. This nationally recognized program combines the Medical Billing and Coding program with 60 hours of medical terminology training to give you a competitive edge in the healthcare field.
In the Medical Billing and Coding component, you'll gain hands-on, practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-9-CM and the CPT, as you learn how to code disorders, services, and procedures for all systems of the body. The program also covers the Healthcare Procedural Coding System (HCPCS).
In addition, you'll master the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field, including HIPAA compliance requirements, industry-specific techniques for filing insurance, and diagnostic and procedural coding tasks.
Then, through the Medical Terminology program, you’ll get 60 hours of terminology training in the following modules:
- Learning Medical Terminology
- The Body as a Whole
- The Integumentary System
- The Musculoskeletal System
- The Respiratory System
- The Cardiovascular System
- The Digestive System
- The Urinary System
- The Nervous System
- The Endocrine System
- The Sensory System
- The Hematic, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
- The Female Reproductive System
- The Male Reproductive System
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from the school through which you enrolled. In addition, you will receive study guide materials and the registration fee for the CBCS (Certified Billing and Coding Specialist) national certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
When you register you receive an initial six months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the six months, an extension of six months is available at no additional cost