Medical Insurance Coder & Billing Technician

Program Description

Medical Insurance Coder and Billing Technicians work in various healthcare settings. If you have an interest in healthcare, but not in direct patient care, this is the occupation for you. Coders and billing specialists provide the documentation of health care that is needed to generate income for the medical office. The Bureau of Labor Statistics report that medical billing and coding is among the fastest growing occupations in health care. As our healthcare environment evolves, the demand for the occupation will grow.

Course Length:6 months

Upon completion of the course, student will have the opportunity to test for the following licenses:

  • National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCCT) - National License

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Why Medical Insurance Coder & Billing Technician?

Coding Specialists

Coding Specialists evaluate the medical records and charge tickets to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with International Classifications of Diseases Manual-Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM and ICD 10) and American Medical Association's Current Procedural Manual.

CPT provides medical guidance and training on medical coding to physicians and staff and performs related duties as required.

Insurance Billing Specialists

An Insurance billing clerk verifies insurance eligibility process and posts insurance payments and resolve any patient’s issues with explanation of benefits (EOBs).

They also review annual insurance coding changes and update fee schedules.

Collection Department

Medical collectors oversee a variety of processes relevant to the collection of bills.

There are times in which patients or insurance companies do not pay medical bills, however, the payment of medical bills is essential in order for clinics to be able to continue to fund operations.

These collectors call customers to settle account issues and research resolution of unpaid accounts.

Medical Records Supervisor

A medical records supervisor is responsible for all patient medical records and followS strict guidelines provider by Health Insurance and Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA).

They are also responsible for delivery of medical records to the court called "duces tecum."

Accounts Receivable/Payable

Perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions.

Examples of duties include:

  • review and verify invoices and check requests
  • set invoices up for payment
  • track expenses and process expense reports
  • prepare and process electronic transfers and payments
  • produce monthly reports
  • assist with month end closing

Medical Office Manager

A medical office manager is the person who is responsible for overall operation in the office.

He/she must ensure that the medical office is running smoothly and proficiently.

They are expected to constantly look for ways to save the practice money by running more efficiently and reducing operational cost.

They also develop and implement processes such as HIPAA for the operation of the practice.

Future MIC Implementations

  • ICD-10-CM
  • Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

All of which are being Implemented in full force on 2014.

Course Outline

Course # Course Title
MCT 100 Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology
MCT 101 Health Data & Systems
MCT 102 Coding & Reimbursement Implementation I (ICD-9CM)
MCT 103 Coding & Reimbursement Implementation II (CPT)
MCT 104 Coding & Reimbursement Implementation III (CPT, HCPCS)
MCT 105 Medical Office Procedures
MCT 106 Computer Application for Coding Procedures
MCT 107 Insurance Policies & Claims
MCT 108 Advance Procedures for Coding Practice
MCT 109 Personal Skills & Ethics
MCT 110 Externship - Coding Practice
MCT 111 Pre-Externship - Coding Practicum
Total Clock Hours: 665

Program Accreditation Information

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Approved by Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges (TWC).

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Valley Grande Institute's programs are approved by Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges (TWC); Texas Department of State Health Services, Massage Therapy License #MS1004; Texas Department of State Health Services, Radiology; Texas Board of Nursing; Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
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