Medical Coding & Billing

NOTE: Due to industry changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act and other developments, the medical coding and billing field is undergoing change. We are awaiting details before re-introducing this program. Please check back with us next semester.

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OVERVIEW
This intensive, fourteen-week, eighty-four hour certificate program covers medical terminology, coding, and computerized medical billing. It is designed to provide a foundation and to prepare individuals for entry into the field of coding and billing in health care settings. Students learn how to use the resources that will be available to them as coders and billers in this growing field.

Tuition:

$650.00 for each session, plus $20 registration fee.

 

Medical Terminology
Monday/Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WS01A.E1: This section of the certificate program provides an understanding of frequently used medical terms in the context of anatomy and physiology, including a review of root words, use of prefix and suffix, and abbreviations. Classroom activities and assignments include practice drills and case studies. 3.0 CEU’s
Course Materials are available in the Bookstore

Medical Coding
Monday/Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WS01B.E1: Participants in this section become familiar with ICD10 and CPT coding books, available in the Assumption College Bookstore, as they pertain to physician billing. Fundamental coding concepts are explained and demonstrated with examples. Participants complete coding exercises for services performed in various types of medical specialties. 3.0 CEU’s
Course Materials are available in the Bookstore

Medical Billing
Monday/Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WS01C.E1: This section looks at patient billing utilizing SSIMED medical billing software. Participants analyze the CMS-1500 physician medical billing form and perform exercises at PC workstations in patient registration, charge entry and claim submission with emphasis on the creation of “clean” medical health insurance claims. Carrier types, governmental and commercial carrier billing policies, electronic data interchange and claim submission, claims processing and editing and accounts receivable follow-up are all discussed. 2.4 CEU’s
Course Materials are available in the Bookstore