Medical Billing and Coding Professional – 70 Hours In-Person Career Prep Course Medical Billing and Coding Professional Medical billing and coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges and review files. Duties include: reviewing records; calculating charges for a patient’s procedure and service and preparing itemized statements and submitting claims to third party payers. Medical Coders are responsible for the collection of physician charges and patient data to ensure that claims are submitted to insurance carriers accurately and in the most efficient and expeditious manner. Additionally, Medical Coders determine codes for physician procedures and diagnosis - using ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding protocols - for third party billing purposes. Medical Billing & Coding Professional – Employment & Education Medical Billing and Coding is one of the fastest growing careers in the health care industry today! The need for professionals that understand how to code health care services and procedures for third party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices and other health care providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. Educational Requirements* People interested in becoming Medical Coders or pursuing national certification should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Also, Certain National Medical Coding Certification exams are very complex and may require 6 months to 2 years of suggested practical coding experience prior to taking the exam or being recognized as a certified medical coding professional. Medical Billing and Coding Program This 70 hour course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims (EOB’s) and use generic forms (CMS 1500) 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-9 (introduction and guidelines) and basic claims process for medical insurance and third party reimbursement. Students will learn how to find the service codes using coding manuals, (CPT & ICD-9). After obtaining the suggested practical work experience, students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H - Apprentice); the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. Medical Billing and Coding Detailed Course Information a career as an insurance coding specialist documentation guidelines and legal issues affecting insurance claims and medical records basics of health insurance and procedural coding introduction to CPT Manual evaluation and management services Anesthesia/Surgery, Radiology and Pathology/Laboratory Medicine Diagnosis Coding CPT Modifiers, E and V Codes and Late Effects Introduction to International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications, Coding Guidelines The Health Insurance Claim Form (CMS 1500) HIPAA and Electronic Date Interchange (EDI) Tracing Delinquent Claims and Insurance Problem Solving Managed Care Systems and Special Plans & Third Party Reimbursement, Medicare, Blue Cross-and Blue Shield Plans, Medicaid and Other State Programs, CHAMUS and CHAMPVA, Worker’s Compensation, Disability Income Insurance and Disability Benefit Programs This entry level course does not require the use of a computer as the focus of a coding professional is the proper use of coding and the related coding manuals Date/Time: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:30 PM on March 23, 25, 30, April 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, no class May 25, class resumes May 27, June 1, and June 3, 2009. Cost: $1499, which covers materials and course Sponsor/Location: Iowa Valley Continuing Education, 3702 S Center St., Marshalltown. Enter door #9 on the southwest side of the campus. Course Number: HEA 2700-001 This class flier can be found on the IVCE web site at http://www.iavalley.edu/ivce/certification/HealthCareersTraining.html Registration and Payment Procedure: Call: 1-800-284-4823, or 752-4645 Mail or in person: Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center, 3702 S. Center St., Marshalltown, IA 50158 E-mail: email@example.com On Line: www.iowavalley.com Registration and payment deadline: 3-3-09 Medical Billing and Coding Professional – 70 hour In-Person Career Prep Course: HEA 2700-001 Required Registration Information: Please Print Name____________________________________________________________________________ Home Address ____________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________ State __________ Zip Code ____________________ Home Phone ( ) ____________________ Work Phone ( ) _________________________ Cell Phone ( ) _____________________ Profession _____________________________ License Number _____________________________ Social Security Number _____________________________________________________________ Full Payment is required at the time of registration- ____ Check Enclosed, made payable to IVCE ____ Charge to my MasterCard/Visa, Account number _____________________________________ Expiration date _________________________ ____ Bill my employer who is ________________________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________ City _____________________________ State __________ Zip Code ____________________ Purchase Order Number ________________________________________________________ Iowa Valley Continuing Education is operated by Iowa Valley Community College District, and serves residents in the four-county area including Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama counties. IVCCD is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; ph. 800-621-7440) and approved by the Iowa Department of Education. IVCE and IVCCD are committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, marital status, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability. Iowa Valley Community College District understands its responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities act to reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Please indicate by calling IVCE at 752-4645 before the class if there are accommodations needed for a meeting/class to be accessible for your participation. Request for refund must be made prior the scheduled activity.
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