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XAHS-581 - Medical Billing & Coding Specialist

Medical billers and coders play a vital role in the connection between health care providers, patients and insurance companies. As a medical biller and coder, you'll need to read patient charts to determine medical history, including diagnoses and treatments given. Based on these charts, you'll use a set of established medical codes to transcribe patient history into a type of "shorthand" that will be used by both health care providers and insurance companies. This 168-hour course will cover medical terminology with anatomy and physiology, as well as the study and practical application of a medical vocabulary system. You will obtain a better understanding of the medical terminology that you are learning. You will be provided with an understanding of the International Classification of Diseases, Current Procedural Terminology and Healthcare Common Procedures Coding System codes that are essential for working with medical records, patient billing, insurance forms, procedures and admitting. You will also become familiar with the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and differences in reimbursement methodologies.
Academic Level
Continuing Education
Subject
Allied Health Science
Department
CE/Health & Human Services
Credits
Not Available
Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None