This course will help you enter the medical billing and coding field. More than 850,000 practicing physicians in the United States rely on medical billers and coders to receive payment for their services and the demand is growing.
Medical Terminology focuses on the language of medicine. You will study word parts and the structures and functions of the human body. You will also learn about the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system. You’ll learn how to use the Healthcare Common procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and the CPT Category II and ICD-10 codes.
CPC Medical Billing and Coding Program will train you in the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts central to a career in the medical billing and coding field. You will gain hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding and work with the main coding manuals: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II. This online course will prepare you for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Job Outlook for Medical Billing and Coding Specialists
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical billing and coding specialists earn an average annual salary of $40,350 and work in one of the fastest growing professions. The BLS also estimates that at least 27,000 new jobs will be needed in this profession by 2026.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a medical biller and a medical coder?
Medical coders translate patient care into current procedural terminology (CPT) codes. Their primary responsibility is to ensure that the medical services provided are accurately coded. Medical billers are responsible for creating a claim based on the codes a medical coder provides.
What are the requirements for a medical billing and coding career?
Entry-level positions typically require completion of a certificate or an associate degree program in medical billing and coding. Additionally, medical billing and coding professionals must understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
How many years does it take to become a medical biller and coder?
In most cases, it takes between one and three years to become a medical biller and coder. Earning a medical billing and coding certification can take up to one year. While earning an associate degree can take up to three years.
Can medical billers and coders work remote?
Yes. However, this will vary depending on the healthcare organization that one works for and their level of experience within the medical billing and coding profession.
Is medical billing and coding a good career?
U.S. News and World Report ranked medical records technician (professionals that perform medical billing, medical coding or both) as #9 on its list of “25 Best Jobs that Don’t Require a College Degree," #12 in “Best Health Care Support Jobs” and on the “The 100 Best Jobs” list.
Upon registering, you have twelve (12) months to complete the program.
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Course Hours: 340 Hours
This workshop is offered through our continuing education online partner.