Medical Billing & Coding Certificate with Foundation Courses (MED-BCF)

Description | Features | Tuition | Curriculum

Duration: 8 Months
Credits: 15 Credits (672 Clock Hours)


Course Syllabus

MED-C201: Anatomy & Physiology(4 weeks)
The Anatomy and Physiology section of this course will provide students with a general overview of the human body, including its structure, the functions of its different parts and systems, and an introduction to diseases. Students will learn how to apply this information while performing insurance billing and coding functions.

MED-C202: Medical Terminology (4 weeks)
The Medical Terminology section of this course is designed to familiarize students with medical words, phrases, and medical abbreviations related to the systems of the human body and disease processes. Students will learn definitions and pronunciation of the different words and phrases. Students will gain experience with "real-life" examples from medical charts.

MED-B601: Health Insurance & Reimbursement (8 weeks)
This module is designed to teach students about major insurance programs, federal health care legislation and programs, and claims. In addition, you will learn the process of completing claims forms efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with payor guidelines and regulations.

Using your working knowledge of medical terminology and administrative skills, this course will review, facilitate, and reinforce medical terminology skills while introducing the student to health insurance, managed care, the life cycle of an insurance claim, legal and regulatory guidelines, CMS reimbursement issues, coding for medical necessity, CMS claim forms, commercial claims, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Workers Compensation.

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to accurately and efficiently complete claim forms in conjunction with the required payor guidelines.

The student will also have all fundamental Health Insurance and Reimbursement knowledge necessary for the Medical Coding module that follows.

MED-BCC: Medical Billing & Coding (16 weeks)
Accurate coding is crucial to the successful operation of any health care facility or providers’s office because reported codes determine the amount of reimbursement received. The annual revision of coding guidelines and payer requirements serve to challenge coders. Those responsible for assigning and reporting codes in any health care setting require thorough instruction in the use of the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS Level II coding systems.

This course will benefit students interested in pursuing a career in the rapidly growing field of medical insurance, billing, and coding and experienced coders who are already employed in the health care field who would like to enhance their skills or learn additional clinical areas.

Upon successful completion of this course (and required prerequisites), the student will be able to properly assign the correct ICD-9-CM, ICD-10, HCPCS, and/or CPT coding assignment based on the medical services performed.