The 80-hour Medical Billing and Coding Program teaches the skills needed to pursue an entry-level position in the Medical Billing and Coding field. Students will learn Medical Terminology, basics of health insurance claims, HIPPA, Tracing Delinquent Claims and Insurance problem solving, ICD-10, and CPT coding. This beginning course does not require the use of a computer, as the focus of a coding professional is the proper use of coding and related coding manuals. Textbooks are included in the class fee and are handed out during class. The fee for the national certification exam is not included.
Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.
For information, please call 256-306-2515 or email Diane Peck at Diane.Peck@calhoun.edu