Medical Billing and Coding
- September 12, 2016 – November 16, 2016 — Mon, Wed and 2 Saturdays
- Mon & Wed 6-9:30pm and Sat 9am-3pm
- Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
- Niagara University in Partnership with NFMMC and CCI
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.
- $1,899 — Textbooks included