Medical Billing & Coding Program

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday at 6:00 PM until 9:30 PM from October 17, 2011 until December 13, 2011

Location: Binghamton University Downtown Center

Phone: 607-777-6857

Email: ceo@binghamton.edu

Link: http://ceo.binghamton.edu/continuing-education/non-credit-programs/info.php?cid=1112053

Event Description

September 1, 2011 Updated Sep 1, 2011 at 4:12 PM EDT

Medical Billing and Coding Program

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – Tuesday, December 13, 2011
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Course Details

This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS).

After obtaining the practical work experience (6months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams

Course Topics

a career as an insurance coding specialist

documentation guidelines and legal issues affecting insurance claims and medical records

basics of health insurance and procedural coding

introduction to CPT Manual

evaluation and management services

Anesthesia/Surgery, Radiology and Pathology/Laboratory Medicine

Diagnosis Coding

CPT Modifiers, E and V Codes and Late Effects

Introduction to International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications, Coding Guidelines

The Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS 1500)

Please note: There are 3 Saturday Classes.

HIPAA and Electronic Date Interchange (EDI)

Tracing Delinquent Claims and Insurance Problem Solving

Managed Care Systems and Special Plans & Third Party Reimbursement, Medicare, Blue Cross-and Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid and Other State Programs, CHAMUS and CHAMPVA, Worker’s Compensation, Disability Income Insurance and Disability Benefit Programs

This entry level course does not require the use of a computer as the focus of a coding professional is the proper use of coding and the related coding manuals

Who Should Attend
Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today!

The need for professionals that understand how to code health care services and procedures for third party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices and other health care providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.

People interested in becoming Medical Coders or pursuing national certification should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Also, Certain National Medical Coding Certification exams are very complex and may require 6 months to 2 years of suggested practical coding experience prior to taking the exam or being recognized as a certified medical coding professional.

Location
Binghamton University Downtown Center
67 Washington Street
Binghamton, New York
(adjacent to the Holiday Inn Arena)

Course Fee
Tuition (Textbooks Included): $1799.00

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