Upcoming Classes

Medical Billing and Coding

Date:
September 12, 2016 – November 16, 2016 — Mon, Wed and 2 Saturdays
Time:
Mon & Wed 6-9:30pm and Sat 9am-3pm
Location:
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Instructor:
Niagara University in Partnership with NFMMC and CCI
Description:

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-10CM, ICD-10PCS and or the 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-10 and 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-10CM/PCS or ICD-9). 

Note: 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.  Although currently both the AAPC and AHIMA certification exams include ICD-9 material, pending the proposed October 1, 2015 switch to ICD-10 both may begin testing for ICD-10 information in 2016. 

 

Cost:
$1,899 — Textbooks included