Medical Coder & BillerHealth
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► Distance – Online
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
► Certified Professional Coder (upon passing the CPC exam)
► 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.
► 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|
► Math 9 Reading 11 Language 11
► Fall and Winter
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
► Distance Learning now available with classes starting each quarter.
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 2019 CPC Medical Coding Training Bundle ISBN 978-1-626-88678-0
***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
- 2019 ProFee Coder Bundle (CPT Guidelines) ISBN 978-1-626-88615-5
- 2019 Official CPC Certification Study Guide ISBN 2018978-1-626-88639-1
***This can be purchased later in the program
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Why pursue a career in Medical Coder and Biller?
A. Medical Coding and Billing 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.