Medical Billing and Coding
This course of instruction prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as medical coders and medical billers. Graduates may find suitable employment with hospitals, insurance companies, doctor’s offices, and other medical facilities. Students will learn the basics of health insurance and how medical coding is used in conjunction with the insurance industry. They will also learn basic medical terminology including definitions of the most common word parts, such as root words, compound words, prefixes, and suffixes. In addition, they will learn the basics of filing hospital insurance claims, including the UB-92. Students will learn the hospital billing flow, elements required to complete the UB-92 form, variations of form completion requirements, patient billing using MediSoft Advanced billing software and using the computer to complete the form. They also learn medical insurance including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, HMOs, PPOs, Medicare, Medicaid, and other plans. Students will learn to process medical claims for Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE. A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the program. This program will prepare students to take the (CPC) Certified Professional Coding Exam. The fee for this test is included in the tuition.
The approximate time required to complete this program is 37 weeks (480 hours). A clock hour is defined as sixty-minutes.
Course # Subject Clock Hours Lec Lab Ext Total
MST 100 Medical Insurance 40 40 00 80
MST 101 Medical Insurance Coding 40 40 00 80
MST 102 Hospital Billing 40 40 00 80
MST 103 Patient Billing; MediSoft, 4e 40 40 00 80
MST 104 Medical Terminology 40 40 00 80
MST 105 Government Programs 40 40 00 80
Total hours 240 240 00 480
Cost of Attendance
Books - Supplies - Fees $1,085.00
Total Program Cost $9,110.00