VIRTUAL ONLINE MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING TRAINING
We have offered medical coding and billing training to several candidates in our office in a classroom setting, and now, as of May 2020, we are offering this training online in our virtual classroom. We have the ability to train in subject matter for the entire revenue cycle, including patient access, eligibility and benefits, claim submission, application of payments/adjustments, and collections. Prospective students will learn by adapting successfully to changing business climates, and it will self-motivate them to accept and embrace changing business goals. We strive to offer the best service on medical coding and billing training via online in a virtual classroom.
Coding and billing are the invisible engines of the healthcare system. Without either field, the healthcare industry would be unable to efficiently transmit important data, and healthcare providers would have an incredibly hard time getting paid for their services. In a nutshell, it is the medical coder’s job to translate the healthcare provider’s report of a patient’s visit into numeric or alphanumeric code, which, in turn, is used by the medical biller to make a bill, or “claim,” for the insurance company and determine the appropriate charge for the patient. During our training, we’ll introduce you to the basic concepts of coding and billing, and we’ll give you an idea of what it’s like to work in these fields. You’ll learn about the leading professional organizations in coding and billing, and we’ll show you the certifications available for each position.
After completing the Medical Billing and Coding program, students will be able to:
- Outline the typical responsibilities of a medical coder/biller, describe the personal and professional ethics required for success in this profession, and describe the career opportunities available to appropriately trained personnel.
- Describe how to build a strong base of medical terminology and use this terminology to accurately identify and describe body planes, anatomical directions, and the major structures, functions, and pathologic conditions of all body systems.
- Describe the purpose and impact of the Healthcare Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and explain how professionals can learn about changes to the laws and regulations that affect them.
- Compare and contrast the major types of government and commercial insurance health plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), and Point-of-Service (POS) plans.
- Describe the typical billing guidelines for inpatient medical, inpatient/outpatient global surgery, medical/surgical, and minor surgical procedures.
- Summarize the life cycle of a typical insurance claim and explain the processing steps that must be completed before claims and other forms can be submitted to the insurance company.
- Explain the purpose of medical coding and accurately code diagnoses (ICD-10) and procedures (CPT) using industry-standard coding systems published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Medical Association (AMA).
Here are several of the topics covered in our Medical Coding and Billing Training
Eligibility and Benefits
Explanation of Benefits (EOB)
Revenue cycle elements
Washing hands instructions
CMS 1500 form
Fraud and abuse
Out of pocket
Procedure (CPT) codes
Clearinghouse and electronic claims
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes
Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order
Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes
Electronic medical record (EMR)
Front desk responsibilities
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes
Identification (ID) number
Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)
Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Power of attorney for health care
Resume creation from our Billing and Coding Training
Sexual harassment in the workplace