Medical Billing and Coding Specialist - Online

Program Description:   

The main role of medical billing and coding specialists is to ensure health providers are paid for medical services rendered. They are responsible for the accurate flow of medical information and patient data between physicians, patients and third-party payers. Without them, healthcare businesses could not function efficiently.

 Medical billing and coding consists of two essential functions:

Medical Coding - Every medical service is assigned a numeric code to define diagnostics, treatments and procedures. It is the medical coder's job to enter this information into the facility's database using medical coding protocol to produce a statement or claim.

Medical Billing - The medical biller then acts as a liaison between the facility and payment parties. If the claim is denied by the third-party payer, the medical billing specialist must investigate the claim, verify its information, and update the database.

 Course overview

The program prepares you to become part of a medical office support staff, with a particular focus on insurance claims preparation and processing. As a student in this program, you'll study

  • Basic anatomy and physiology,
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Universal coding systems for inpatient and outpatient (ICD-10-C, CPT, HCPCS)
  • Complete CMS-1500  and UB-04 claim forms

Professional Credentials

Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will be able to sit for CPC (AAPC) or CCA or CCS (AHIMA)

Employment Opportunities

Nursing homes, assisted living, hospice, hospitals, community based long-term care, clinical laboratories,  community health centers, doctor's offices, blood donation centers, insurance companies, law firms, and billing agencies

Associated Job Titles

Coder, Health Information Clerk, Health Information Specialist, Medical Records

Analyst, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Records Coordinator, Patient Accounts

Representative, Billing Specialist, Admissions Coordinator, Billing Coordinator, Health Unit

Coordinator, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Secretary, Patient Coordinator, Physician

Office Specialist, Unit Secretary, Unit Support Representative

 Curriculum

  • Online: Medical Terminology with A&P          
  • Online: ICD-10-CM/CPT/HCPCS        
  • Online: Advanced Coding (Case Scenarios)
  • Online: Medical Insurance and Billing

 Entry Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • State ID
  • CCE application
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine declination signed         

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For more information, call (864) 646-1700 or toll free 866-269-5677, Ext 1700

 or e-mail conted@tctc.edu

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Corporate & Community Education
(864) 646-1700
Toll-free (within the 864 Area Code) at 1-866-269-5677, ext. 1700
conted@tctc.edu

Office Hours:

Pendleton Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Anderson Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

Easley Campus
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: Hours vary weekly

You may also register online by going to www.tctc.edu/learn