Certified Medical Biller and Coder
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As the ones responsible for the proper processing of patient data (including recording insurance information and diagnoses, and collecting payment from providers), people with Medical Biller and Coder training are some of the most crucial members of any healthcare organization. This highly specialized and valuable position is the fastest growing career field in the healthcare industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is therefore achieving professional certification as a Medical Biller and Coder can be a valuable step towards achieving a successful and flourishing medical career.
Students who complete the Certified Medical Biller and Coder program will work through four individual courses: Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, and ICD-10. Students will learn all the skills necessary to become a certified and successful Medical Biller and Coder professional, including knowledge of basic medical terminology and anatomy & physiology, working with insurance providers, and coding using CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS. Students who complete the program will be awarded a voucher to take the American Academy of Professional Coders' (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Certification Exam, in addition to a one-year membership to the AAPC and recommended manuals.
**To obtain CPC certification, candidates must have at least two years of medical coding experience. Those who pass the CPC exam but do not have the required experience will be designated as an Apprentice (CPC-A) on their certificate. Removal of the CPC-A designation requires two letters of recommendation verifying at least two years of on-the-job experience, OR proof of completion of at least 80 contact hours of a coding preparation course and one letter, signed by employer, verifying one year of on-the-job experience.
Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended
• Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader
- Certification included