Welcome to the school of Allied Health! The Medical Coding and Billing program at CBT College could put you one step closer to working in the healthcare industry.
The medical coding and billing diploma program on CBT College campuses in Florida is approximately eight months long. You will learn a variety of curriculum, in addition to receiving the hands-on experience that you will need as you seek employment in this entry-level position. You will receive hours and hours of hands-on practical experience in administrative functions, including medical billing and coding. These hours of training will take place in a classroom laboratory setting. The Medical Coding and Billing (MCB) program is designed to prepare graduates who are able to review, analyze, abstract and apply and use standardized medical coding systems to health data for such purposes as billing of third party payers (government agencies and insurance companies) for reimbursement of healthcare services rendered, facilitate statistical classification for researchers, examine utilization patterns for administrators, to name a few. In general, these professionals will have technical skills and knowledge necessary: to assign medical codes from standardized medical code sets to diagnoses and procedures/treatments documented in health records and to bill third party payers for reimbursement of healthcare services provided. Medical Coding and Billing Specialists are employed in a variety of jobs in physician’s offices, outpatient facilities, billing services, government, insurance companies or in self-employment. Students can choose to continue with the coursework toward an associate degree in Health Information Management Technology. To learn more about the medical coding and billing diploma program offered at CBT College in Florida, give us a call today!
The medical coding and billing diploma program at CBT College will prepare you for a successful career as a medical coder and biller. You will learn how to review documentation that has been provided to you by a physician, or healthcare practitioner. It will be your duty to translate the information on these documents into standardized numerical codes. This technical aspect will be taught to you thoroughly in our medical coding and billing program. In this diploma program, you will also learn how to assign and sequence diagnostic and procedural codes using a universally recognized coding system. These codes are necessary for classification and research, to examine utilization patterns, and to facilitate third-party reimbursement. The medical coding and billing diploma program at our Miami Gardens and Cutler Bay campuses will prepare you for the Coding and Billing Entry Level Certification (CBCS) conducted by NHA/ATI. In addition, our students graduated from our Coding and Billing are eligible and prepared for challenging the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam conducted by AAPC and the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) conducted by AHIMA. Get the certification you need to have a competitive edge in the medical coding and billing job market.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Provide students with an understanding of the medical Coding & Billing scope of practice.
- Demonstrate knowledge and the importance of HIPAA regulations and other healthcare laws
- Use and apply correctly the diagnostic coding sets using the ICD-9-CM coding manual and 3M Encoder Software. Students also are trained in ICD-10 CM codes in preparation for the transitioning effective in October 2015.
- Master diagnostic coding for all body systems, newborn conditions, signs and systems, ill-defined conditions, injury, poisoning, V codes, and E codes
- Use the CPT coding manual to code procedures, services, and treatments, Evaluation, and Management (E/M) encounters, and radiology, pathology, and laboratory services
- Use and apply correctly the Healthcare Procedural Coding System (HCPCS)
- Understand health insurance cycle process and complete correctly health insurance claims forms, and know how providers are reimbursed for their services
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge of computer applications, Medisoft software, Electronic billing as well as entry level Electronic Data Entry and Electronic Health Records skills
- Demonstrate interpersonal skills, medical ethics, confidentiality, and professionalism in the coding & billing field.
The need for medical coding and billing technicians is expected to increase by 22 percent over the next few years. Increased populations will cause the need for increased health care services, which is good news for medical coding and billing technicians. You could find stable employment with government agencies, physician offices, residential care facilities, hospitals, and other medical facilities once you have earned your medical coding and billing diploma.