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:
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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.
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.
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.
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."
Perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions.
Examples of duties include:
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.
All of which are being Implemented in full force on 2014.
|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|
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