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Workforce and Community Education Classes

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (Online)

Section: 055745

Online Informational Meetings:
Saturday, March 18, 2023 9:00am. Please join the meeting through this Zoom link - Meeting ID:
76 3041 5796 Passcode: 542907
Or Thursday, March 23, 2023 6:00m - Please join the meeting through this Zoom link - Meeting ID: 882 8423 3107 Passcode: 365867

Dates: April 11th, 2023- August 24, 2023

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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. Payment plans are coordinated with our partners at NelNet. Call our office for details / how to sign up.

Location: Online  
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

Program Description:
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) )

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Phone: (707) 476-4500

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