The Medical & Billing Coding Specialist is a 4 month Hybrid certificate program that provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work as a medical biller in a variety of healthcare settings. The program will also provide training in the currently used ICD-10 code set. The main role of a coding and billing specialist is to process and verify the accuracy of manage insurance claims, invoices, and payments.
Program Objective and Goals
The purpose of the medical billing and coding program is to provide students with the comprehensive knowledge needed to work as an entry level medical biller/coder. Medical billing and coding program is designed to train you understand medical billing cycle, HIPAA, healthcare claim preparation & transmission procedure. You will be trained to use ICD-10 and CPT codes.
At the end of the medical billing and coding training, the student will be scheduled for a mandatory 80 hours clinical externship where he/she can gain hands-on experience in a physician’s office, hospital, or billing & coding management company. Externships allow students to develop billing/coding skills and to make professional relations with working professionals.
AIHT has clinical affiliations with local healthcare facilities including private medical practices and medical billing/coding companies. Students will be placed at these facilities to gain real time experience.
Certification Exam Eligibility
Graduates of the programs will be eligible to take Medical Billing and Coding certification exam offered by National Healthcare Association. Graduates who pass the exam will earn the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) credential from NHA.
Medical Billing and Coding employment is projected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Skills and Education
- Medical Terminology
- ICD-10 and CPT codes
- Medical Billing Cycle
- Medical Insurance
- Claim Procedure
- Electronic Health Records
- Communication and interpersonal skills