Certified Billing and Coding Specialist

Certified Medical Billing & Coding Specialist: This course thoroughly prepares students to code patient’s medical records correctly and optimize reimbursement for full range of medical services. Services are introduced to several techniques for finding and applying the correct codes in today’s standard coding systems. Topics covered include: current procedural terminology, international classification of diseases, clinical modification, healthcare procedure coding system, resource-based relative value scale, insurance form preparation, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Worker’s Compensation, No Fault, HMO’s diagnosis-related groups, peer review organizations and ambulatory patient groups.

Applicants who are not beyond the compulsory school age must have earned a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma.