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Healthcare Administration, Billing and Coding

808.237.5140

Medical billers and coders play an essential part in the Revenue Cycle of the healthcare industry.

As a professional medical coder, both the healthcare environment in which you work and the insurance companies depend upon you to correctly prepare the information needed for billing and payment. You are the one responsible for inputting the right code for various medical services so that payment may be billed and received. The code that you assign is used to help determine the final bill.

Health information coding is the transformation of verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numeric or alphanumeric designations.

There are many different career options available to the newly certified medical billers and coder and to those with some experience. These options include:

Patient Access
• Scheduling and registration
• Reception
• Patient intake
• Insurance eligibility verification
• Service preauthorization

Patient services
• Medical records
• Patient referrals
• IT support

Charge Processing
• Entering the critical coding data for billing
• Payment posting
• Accounts Receivable
• Resolving unpaid insurance claims
• Appeals of third-party payer rejections and denials
• Collection agency performance.

Medical coding is essential to the health care industry. It would be difficult to stay on top of medical billing and get doctors paid. As a result, each medical facility has its own coders to keep the billing process moving forward.

Medical insurance billing and coding personnel are in high demand, and growth is expected to continue.  This choice of medical professions allows you to choose your career opportunity. These opportunities include jobs in inpatient and outpatient facilities, with third party payers, and private physician settings, as well as self-employed medical coders.

Our curriculum is designed to allow students to earn the following certifications upon successfully passing the relevant certification exams. As an official proctor site for these exams, students are scheduled and take these exams on site.

• American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder (AAPC CPC)
• Customer Service Certification
• Medical Billing and Insurance Certification
 

Healthcare Administration, Billing and Coding
• Word Processing Applications (Microsoft Word) 
• Spreadsheet Applications (Microsoft Excel) 
• Medical Terminology 
• Advanced Medical Terminology 
• Anatomy & Physiology 
• Medical Insurance Billing w/ Medical Management Software 
• Pathophysiology 
• Pharmacology
• Customer Service Certification 
• Career Preparation 
• Coding Level I : CPT Coding 
• Coding Leve II: Advanced CPT Coding 
• Coding Level III: ICD-9-CM Level 1 
• Coding Level IV: ICD-9-CM Level 2 
• AAPC Certification Preparation
• Internship/Practicum 225 Hours

 

Program Costs
 

As of July 1, 2015: Books, supplies, certification exams, computer lab usage, campus wide internet access, onsite tutoring, and uniforms are provided by the school to the student at no extra costs.

Tuition Tools        
$15,586    $800        

 

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