The objective of this program is to supply students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain gainful employment in the medical office as a billing and coding specialist and/or electronic health records specialist, which includes the following two (2) courses:
The Medical Billing course thoroughly prepares students to code patients’ medical records correctly and optimize reimbursement for medical services. Students 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, common procedure coding system, and insurance form preparation.
The Electronic Health Records course will cover the usage and management of health information and the electronic health record (EHR). This course will introduce the use of health information and the electronic health record for any setting within the health care industry that encompasses continuum of care. Students will be able to assemble the patient’s health record and ensure all information is complete, identified and authenticated.
Graduates will be prepared to take the following certification exams: Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS), and Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS).
The program provides a comprehensive blend of office financial fundamentals with the medical industry elements of medical terminology, medical diagnosis and coding (ICD-9-CM, CPT-4), invoice processes including billing and coding, and health insurance. Students will be thoroughly prepared for a variety of positions in the health care industry, such as billing and coding specialists, invoice processor, and electronic health records specialists.
This comprehensive career program prepares the participant for employment in today’s medical office. Upon completion, the student has the opportunity to sit for certification exams in the following: Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS), and the new Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS).
Improve and expand your employment opportunities in the healthcare industry with the combination of thorough, hands on training and certifications opportunities that this course has to offer.