Medical Coding and Billing Basics

Medical coders are essential team players in physician offices and clinics, working with accuracy and diligence to ensure health care providers are properly reimbursed. In this course, you will learn ICD-10 CM, HCPCS Level II and CPT-4 codes, introduction to billing, medical terminology basics as well as anatomy and physiology.

The Human Anatomy and Physiology course will be an online component. This component is 6 weeks long and will survey the anatomy and physiology of each of the 11 organ systems. Students must complete this module online. An orientation will be provided.

NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • This course helps prepare students for the AAPC Certified Professional Coder – Apprentice (CPC-A status) – A candidate with coding experience may apply for CPC certification status. For more information: https://www.aapc.com/certification/cpc/

PREREQUISITES

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Pass assessment tests for reading and math. Call our information center at (860) 906-5130 to schedule testing. Individuals with college experience may request the assessment tests be waived.
  • Basic computer skills

COURSES

Course Code: HMED G5361

Fall 2018

Day/Time: Mon/Wed/Fri, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Room: 613

Instructor: Pierre Gourbourn

Cost: $3,995