Medical Billing and Coding (MBC)
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. 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.
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. Courses are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm. Our dedicated Career Advisors also coordinate internships with local medical offices and assist students with finding full-time employment after graduation.
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. During the training, we will cover all of the topics below.
- 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
- How the ICD-10-CM replaces the ICD-9-CM, Volumes 1 and 2
- Official instructional notations in ICD-10-CM
- 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
- 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