Medical Billing and Coding

Calhoun Community College is currently offering 2 options for the Fall 2020 Healthcare Programs

The Medical Billing and Coding Program 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 and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10  (Introduction and Guidelines) and 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).

Note:  Students who complete this course may sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. It is strongly suggested that students obtain practical work experience (6 months to 2 years) before pursuing the national certification.

Option #1 – Self-directed online classes

Students may start the self-directed online class at any time and have full access to the website. Textbooks are mailed to the student’s registration address and students have up to 6 months to complete the program.

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Option #2 – Live, interactive online classes

Students will attend scheduled classes and have live, interactive class led by an instructor. Attendance is mandatory during the times scheduled

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Course Details

  • Duration: 80 hours
  • Dates: October 5, 2020 – January 20, 2021
  • Days: Monday and Wednesdays
  • Times:  6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Cost:  $1,799 (textbooks included)
  • Program Fee does not include cost of  National Certification Exam
  • National Certification Exams are not proctored at Calhoun Community College
  • *Eligible for WIOA Funding
  • Education Requirements:  Students must have a High School diploma or equivalent.

For information about this program, please email diane.peck@calhoun.edu

Refunds

All refund requests for the Fall 2020 classes must be received in writing by the close of business on September 18, 2020. Email diane.peck@calhoun.edu with your request, and then call 256-306-2515 to confirm receipt of the request.  Calhoun Community College is not responsible for emails that are not delivered/received.

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