Medical Billing & Coding Certificate Training
The Medical Billing and Coding training program at CMT is a certificate program designed to assist individuals interested in the field of medical billing and coding or preparing to sit for their National certification with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). In fact, The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that the demand for medial billing and coding specialist to rise by 11% from 2018-2028, which is "much faster than average". In translation..."YOU WILL BE IN DEMAND!!!
Our well-rounded curriculum offers students the knowledge and skills in the technical areas of the health and insurance industry, computer technology, federal and state regulations, medical billing and coding systems, coding techniques for physicians, basic medical office administration and extensive practice in preparing medical claims.
This online interactive program will provide the foundational components and skill development necessary for those individuals who are interested in a healthcare career as a Certified Medical Coder or Reimbursement Specialist. As a medical coder or billing specialist, students will be able to obtain career opportunities in physician offices, hospitals, insurance companies, medical billing agencies and even become an independent contractor and start your own business!
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates should possess the competencies and knowledge required to function successfully as a Medical Biller or Coder by demonstrating the ability to:
Use medical terminology to describe health conditions and human diseases in the context of anatomy and physiology
Apply ethical and legal principles and standards for the control, release and use of health information
Identify and organize components of the medical record in a professional manner in the real world
Abstract information from medical records and utilize reimbursement software to accurately enter data, transactions, payments and appointments.
Code clinical data and prepare medical insurance claims for reimbursement purposes.
At the conclusion of the training program, students will have optional opportunities:
Become a member of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and sit for your national certification (CCS, RHIT, RHIA)
Become a member of American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and sit for your national certification. (CPC, COC, CIC)
Job Placement Assistance
Individuals currently certified have the option to advance their career to Medical Record Auditing
The great news about the medical billing and coding field is that it's growing. Jobs are projected increase by 22% through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics!!
CMT offers an online interactive program that offers core courses, engaging exercises, interactive activities including electronic modules consisting of quizzes, slideshows and much more! Our Simulation learning system developed by Elsevier, integrates simulation technology providing realistic scenarios and supportive learning resources to help through each lesson plan. We also use SimChart which is a simulated Electronic Health record system specifically developed to teach the skill of electronic documentation. Ebooks are available as well as printed textbooks for each course.
Personal Laptop or desktop computer is REQUIRED (Ebooks are compatible with virtually any device with an internet connection)
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WHAT IS IT ?
MEDICAL BILLING & CODING SPECIALIST
Medical billing is the process of translating and submitting a medical service claim for payment to an insurance company or other third party payer. Medical coding is the translation of medical record data such as diagnoses, procedures, medical services and equipment into universal alphanumeric codes using ICD-10, CPT/PCS and HCPCS coding systems.