Medical Coding & Billing

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Program Description
The Medical Billing and Coding program focuses on producing an exceptional professional who is ready to take and pass the Certified Professional Coder exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Course Delivery Method
► Traditional – At iTECH College
► Distance – Online
Preparation for Employment

This program offers a foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment as a Medical Biller or a Certified Medical Coder.

Areas of Focus:

► Revenue Cycle Management
► Medical Terminology and Anatomy
► CPT Coding
► ICD-10-CM Coding
► Electronic Health Records and Billing Software

Certifications

► Certified Professional Coder (upon passing the CPC exam)

Potential Employment Opportunities / Internships
Potential Employment Opportunities:

► Biller/Coder in a physician’s office/hospital
► Coder for an insurance carrier
► Coding representative for a pharmaceutical or technical company
► Coding representative for a physician/hospital

Potential Opportunities for Internships:

► There are potential internship opportunities for students who qualify.

Length of Course

► 1110 hours or 2+ semesters

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
HIM0009 A Introduction to Health Information Tech 90
HIM0091 B Medical Coder Biller I 350
HIM0092 B Medical Coder Bill II 350
HIM0093 B Medical Coder Biller III 320

Basic Skills Exit Requirements
► TABE Assessment:
► Math 9         Reading 11      Language 11

Program Offered

► Fall and Winter
► Full-time:

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

► Distance Learning now available with classes starting each quarter.

Funding / Financial Aid
Course Textbooks
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You may click on the link above to find class books on the iTECH online bookstore or you may order from any book supplier.

2018 BOOK LIST FOR DISTANCE MEDICAL CODER/BILLER:

  • PMCC 2018 CPC Medical Coding Training Bundle ISBN 978-1-626-88553-0

***This must be ordered from AAPC, please contact your instructor prior to ordering this book.

  • Language of Medicine 11th Edition (BB access) ISBN 978-0-323-37081-3

*Can be purchased as an eBook but need the BB access card

  • Medical Billing 101, 2nd Edition ISBN 978-1-133-93681-7
  • Understanding ICD-10-CM A Worktext 3rd Edition ISBN 978-1-337-56878-4

*No access card needed

PURCHASE THE FOLLOWING BOOKS FROM AAPC AFTER YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS IN EFFECT

  • 2018 Physician Bundle I ISBN 978-1-626-88478-6
  • Official CPC Certification Study Guide ISBN 2018978-1-626-88506-6

***This can be purchased later in the program

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Class Experiences
We provide you with hands on activities that keep coding interesting and interactive. Participating in games and friendly competition will help you learn medical terminology. We use models in the skills laboratory for anatomy and physiology topics.
FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Why pursue a career in Medical Billing and Coding?
A. Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest growing careers in the country.  With all the changes that are currently occurring  in the health care industry employers need people who are up to date on the current coding practices and procedures. We provide that training.

Q. Is the entire course book work?
A. Although we do a lot of book work we also have laboratories that we utilize to learn anatomy, play games on line and in person to help learn terminology and have internship sites where you can go to get experience in a true health care setting.

Q. After I graduate what can I do?
A. We will prepare you to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam through the American Academy of Professional Coders which is a much sought after designation for employees in the medical coding field.  You will also receive a certificate of completion from ITech.

Q. When do classes start and what is the schedule?
A. We are beginning new full-time classes each semester on campus. Classes are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Distance learning is available starting each quarter.

Q. Is this program accredited?
A. iTech is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council of Occupational Education. iTech is also an American Academy of Professional Coders approved educational provider. The instructor of the Medical Billing and Coding course is an American Academy of Professional Coders approved medical coding instructor.

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