Medical Coding and Billing Certificates
The Certificate program in Medical Coding and Billing will prepare students for a dynamic career in the health care industry. Students will step right into positions such as medical coder, abstracter, coding specialist, coding compliance auditor, reimbursement manager, collection supervisor and billing compliance specialist.
The Medical Coding & Billing Certificates are designed for students who wish to acquire a thorough understanding of the human anatomy, the language used in the medical profession, regulations that govern the practice of medicine, and the knowledge of how to correctly code and bill for services provided. The program will also prepare students to sit for the national certification exam given by the American Academy of Professional Coders, AAPC. Upon successfully passing the exam, candidates will earn the credential, Certified Professional Coder, CPC, or CPCH for the Combined Certificate.
*ICD-9 information will also be covered within our ICD-10 class.
Medical Coding and Billing Certificate $4,200
The Medical Coding and Billing Certificate consists of 5 required courses ($3800 value, 150 hours) and an 80-hour online training ($1,100 value) available through the American Association of Professional Coders. Courses must be taken in the following order: Medical Terminology, ICD-10 Coding, CPT-4 Coding, Medical Billing with Practicum. 'Regulations' can be taken at any time. The 80-hour online training covers the following topics: The Business of Medicine; Medical Anatomy and Terminology; ICD-9; and CPT-4.This extra feature is included in the price of the program. If you are a registered nurse you do not need to take the Medical Terminology class. You must bring a transcript as proof you have completed this class.
Tuition is $4,200 plus a one time $20 registration fee, or you can register for each course individually, with a $20 registration fee per semester. To register for courses please click on the Course Browser/Registration.·Click the button to view the Program Brochure.·· A list of required textbooks is available here.
The 80-hour online training includes written materials, quizzes, lectures and chapters' review exams. Students will also have an opportunity to take a final exam that will prepare them to sit for the CPC certification exam. An additional workbook and textbook for CPC at the cost of $89.95 will need to be purchased directly from AAPC. Students will have access to the online training for 10 months.
Benefits from joining our Medical Coding and Billing certificate:
1. 80-hour online training
2. Opportunity to practice for the CPC national exam
3. Discounted fees for:
• AAPC membership - $70
• CPC exam registration - $260
• Physician Bundle 1 (ICD-9, CPT HCPCS) - $194.95
• Workbook and Textbook for CPC - $89.95
Combined Certificate in Outpatient and Inpatient Medical Billing $5,200
Through this Combined Certificate, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the basic concepts of coding and billing for facility inpatient and outpatient services through completion of assigned practice exercises and case studies and pass a written examination demonstrating understanding and competency in the above. Students will also be exposed to the following:
- Guidelines and principles for facility inpatient and outpatient
- Hospital revenue cycles, payment methodologies
Students interested in this program must complete all 5 courses outlined in the Medical Coding & Billing Certificate as well as the 2 courses below:
Inpatient Facility Coding Prerequisites
- Students who Registered before Summer 2015: Medical Terminology, ICD-9 and CPT-4
- Students who Registered in Summer 2015: Medical Terminology, ICD-10 and CPT-4
Outpatient Facility Coding Prerequisites
- Prerequisites for Students who Registered before Summer 2015: Medical Terminology, ICD-9 and CPT-4
- Prerequisites for Students who Registered in Summer 2015: Medical Terminology, ICD-10 and CPT-4
A NOTE TO OUR STUDENTS: The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) has determined that all certification exams will continue testing on ICD-9-CM until a new coding classification system is officially implemented. The implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS is currently scheduled for October 2015.
Students that registered before Fall 2013 (125 hours $2900 Single Certificate): There are 5 required courses to complete: Medical Terminology, ICD-9, CPT-4, Medical Billing and Regulations. Combined Certificate $3800 all previous courses plus Outpatient and Inpatient (48 hours)
Students that started in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 (151 hours $3100): There are 5 required courses to complete: Medical Terminology, ICD-9, CPT-4, Medical Billing and Regulations. Combined Certificate $4200 all previous courses plus Outpatient and Inpatient (48 hours)
Students that started before Summer 2015 (151 hours $3600): There are 5 required courses to complete: Medical Terminology, ICD-9, CPT-4, Medical Billing and Regulations. Accelerated ICD-10 (16 hours) is an optional course. Combined Certificate $4600 all previous courses plus Outpatient and Inpatient (48 hours)
Students that started in Summer 2015 (229 hour $4200): There are 5 required courses to complete: Medical Terminology, ICD-10, CPT-4, Medical Billing and Regulations. Combined Certificate $5200 all previous courses plus Outpatient and Inpatient (48 hours)
Note: Certificates Cannot Be Completed In One Semester
|Fall 2015 Semester||Day||Time||Dates|
|Medical Terminology||Tue. & Thu.||6:00-8:30pm||9/8-10/29|
|Medical Billing Course, S1||Saturday||9:30am-12:30pm||1/9/16-2/6/16|
|Medical Billing Course, S2||Saturday||1:00-4:00pm||1/9/16-2/6/16|
|ICD-10 Coding, S1||Tue. & Thu.||6:00-9:10pm||9/8-10/22|
|ICD-10 Coding, S2||Tue. & Thu.||6:00-9:10pm||11/10-1/14/16; Skips 11/17, 11/19, 11/26, 12/24-31|
|CPT-4 Coding, S1||Tue. & Thu.||6:00-9:05pm||11/3-12/22; Skips 11/10 & 11/26|
|CPT-4 Coding, S2||Tue. & Thu.||6:00-9:00pm||Not available this semester|
|Regulations||Tue. & Thu.||6:00-9:20pm||1/19/16-1/26/16|
|ICD-10 Accelerated||Tue. & Thu.||6:00-9:15pm||9/15-10/1; Skips 9/29
|Combined Certificate Courses|
|Outpatient Facility Coding||Thursday||6:00-10:00pm||11/5-12/17; Skips 11/26|
|Inpatient Facility Coding||Thursday||6:00-10:00pm||9/17-10/22|
To register for courses online, please click on the Course Browser/Registration
Medical Terminology: "The Language of Medicine" by Davi-Ellen Chabner, 10th edition. Please bring text book to the first day of class.
- https://www.aapc.com/medical-coding-books/2016/2016-physician-bundle-1.aspx OR AMA ICD-10: https://commerce.ama-assn.org/store/catalog/productDetail.jsp?product_id=prod2620009&navAction=push
- For Combined Program: https://www.aapc.com/medical-coding-books/2016/2016-hospital-bundle-1.aspx