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Medical Billing & Coding

This billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims, complete common insurance forms, medical office insurance processing and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

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What to Know at a Glance

Duration

16 weeks non-credit certification

Delivery

Face-to-face

Scheduling Options

Part time; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Medical Billing & Coding

This combined 130 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims, A&P and insurance billing process, medical office insurance processing and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas:

  • Medical Terminology, CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management)
  • Specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory)
  • ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines)
  • Basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements.

Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS). After obtaining the practical work experience (6months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) or Certified Outpatient Coder Exam (COG); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams

Program Costs

This course is $2,765 with an additional $125 exam cost. A 25% down payment is required for registration.

Adult Education and Literacy offer funding opportunities for our students. For more information, email adult.ed@texarkanacollege.edu or call 903-823-3461

Program Contacts

Nancy Lambert

Administrative Assistant

Holli Easley

Allied Health Coordinator

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