Description: Medical Billers and Coders are an essential part of every medical office. Coders translate all tests, treatments, and diagnostic information into a universally accepted language understood by hospital systems and insurance companies alike. From there, Billers are able to generate a claim that is sent to the insurance company for payment and then a bill for the remaining amount of uncovered expenses can be sent to the patient.
Palmetto School of Career Development’s Medical Billing and Coding course provides students with training in the most widely used coding systems, including CPT, ICD-10-CM, and Level II (HCPCS), as well as the knowledge they’ll need to translate those codes into bills that can be sent to insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid. Students also review relevant industry topics like Medicare fraud, HMOs, and QIOs. The goal of this training is to prepare students to immediately begin a career in the rapidly growing area of medical health professions as Billers and Coders through a robust, fast-paced course.
Course Length: 12 weeks.
Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Tuesdays and Fridays in some locations)
After Graduation: Our dedicated Career Advisors coordinate internships with local medical offices and assist students with finding employment after graduation.
Most job openings in the Billing and Coding field are on-site and located in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, or other medical health professions offices, but it is also possible to work from home in some cases.
Topics Covered Include:
- Distinguishing between Medicare Part A, B, C, and D
- Interpreting the rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Development of the ICD-10-CM and how the ICD-10-CM replaces the ICD-9-CM
- Official instructional notations in ICD-10-CM
- Hands-on experience filling out the CMS-1500 form
- Applying the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
- Identifying the uses of the CPT manual
- Naming the developers of the CPT manual and Identifying placement of CPT codes on the CMS-1500 insurance form
- Locating the major sections found in the CPT manual and interpreting information contained in the section guidelines and notes
- Describing the CPT code format
- Listing the major features of the Level II National Codes, HCPCS
- Recognizing the code groupings within HCPCS
- Reviewing Temporary Procedure and Professional Services
- Describing the HCPCS code format
- Recognizing modifiers and understanding their purpose
- Anatomy and Medical terminology
- Career Development, including mock interview and résumé writing instruction
Palmetto School of Career Development's courses are designed to be fast-paced and focused on the training you'll need to obtain a career in a high-demand field. The process is simple:
Attend our Medical Billing and Coding course and complete all of the assignments, quizzes, and tests associated with that course.
Take the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) Exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Apply for a job in a hospital, physicians’ office, nursing home, surgery center, mental health facility, insurance company, or other medical health professional setting.
Ready to get started? Contact your local Career Advisor to set up an appointment or attend one of our open house events, or enroll now!
Average annual pay for Medical Records and Health Information Technicians is $39,180 which translates to $18.83/hr.
The number of Medical Records and Health Information Technicians jobs in the US is expected to increase by 13% between 2016 and 2026, which is, much faster than the national average.