Online Informational Meetings:
Thursday, August 26, 2021 6pm - Please join the meeting through this Zoom link - Passcode: 519163
Or Saturday, September 11, 2021 9am - Please join the meeting through this Zoom link - Passcode: 157250
Dates: September 21, 2021 - March 3, 2022
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times: 5:45pm – 7:15pm
Fee: $1,299. (Does not include books - costs approximately $400)
Payment Plan: Requires a $20 enrollment fee and must be processed using a debit/credit card. $500 down and $266.34/month for three (3) months.
Students will need to have access to internet, PC, laptop, or tablet and access to a printer in order to participate.
This fully online program is taught by a live-instructor, in real-time, in a virtual classroom using Zoom technology. Class time is engaging, and students are encouraged to interact with their instructor and fellow students.
Instructor: Novella Reed-Miles
Medical Billing and Coding Specialists play a vital role in today's healthcare industry. Whether employed by a private practice, hospital, clinic, surgery center, or other setting, medical billers and coders use codes to document patient diagnoses and treatments. Their duties include reading and analyzing patient records, determining correct codes for patient records, using codes to bill insurance providers, keeping track of patient data, managing detailed, specifically coded information, and HIPAA compliance.
Topics covered include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical billing functions, insurance guidelines and compliance training, legal and ethical issues, and basic diagnostic and procedural coding. National certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association and exam preparation materials are included with the program. It is also recommended, but not required that students sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered through AAPC.
Must be 18+ years. A high school diploma or GED is required for NHA certification.
Salary Information: $43,531 (median) (Source: $43, 531 (Median) (Source: www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov) )
Job Growth: 21.5% from 2016-2026 (Source: 21.5% from 2016-2026 (Source: www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov) )